Panthers Survive Super League After Mystics Loss

Portlaoise Panthers had to watch and wait as the Mystics hosted Waterford Wildcats.

Portlaoise Panthers will be playing Super League basketball next year.

The Laois club narrowly avoided a relegation play off against iSecure Swords Thunder after University of Galway Mystics were well beaten in their last game of the regular season.

SETU Waterford Wildcats won their place in the Champions Trophy Play-Offs with their 80-55 win over the Mystics on Saturday.

The Wildcats will take on Catalyst Fr. Matthews, while Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell play the Address UCC Glanmire.

Pyrobel Killester and FloMAX Liffey Celtics will face each other in a one-off playoff at the National Basketball Arena next Saturday to decide who lifts the Super League title, after both sides finished with equal 17-3 records at the end of the regular season.

The Panthers will reflect on victory over top six side Fr. Matthews as being the difference maker between themselves and the Mystics.

The Laois team's ability pick up wins against superior opposition meant they could sustain losing both their meetings with the Galway University side this season.

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