Despite their best efforts, Catalyst Fr.Mathews came away with the victory.
Portlaoise Panthers narrowly missed out on qualifying for the second round of the Women’s National Cup at the weekend.
Niall Berry's side were beaten 72-65 at home to Cork side Catalyst Fr.Mathews in the first round on Saturday evening.
Alyssa Velles was the highest scorer for the Laois side, as she finished up with 19 points, while Jessica Fressle ended with 14 points.
The Munster club will now face Ulster University in the next round, with Panthers returning to action away to University of Galway Mystics on November 18th