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SONY CENTRE FURY 91 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY 64 Scottish Senior Men Division 1 Basketball Championship

Despite a strong performance and a convincing win over Edinburgh University last night, Fury have lost their Championship title after St.Mirren – who defeated them two weeks ago by a single point defeated Blaze by 8pts in a 200 plus points game. Fury who also lost their Scottish Cup title after going down by a point in the semi-finals to eventual winners Kings will now look to retain the last of the 3 titles they won last season the Scottish Play-Offs. Their performance against the student team, without centre Kornelius Douskas showed they are still very much in contention for that remaining trophy. A closely contested opening period saw Fury lead 23-17 with Austrian Adam Hammerschmidt leading the scoring with 10 personal, but foul trouble saw him sit out most of the second. However this did not stop Fury from extending their lead as Captain Keith Bunyan hit 3 consecutive triples with Lithuanian Eddie Leginasadding a further two and off the bench Bulgarian Ivan Ganchev another from downtown to give the Falkirk side a 15pt half-time lead. A 26-18 third period for Fury saw them move 23pts clear going into the final stanza. Bunyan added a further 3 threes in that period with Hammerschmidt getting back on the court with a further 11pts. Fury’s starters of Bunyan, Hammerschmidt, Leginas, the hard working Bryan Munnoch and Greek forward Greg Foussas sat out most of the final period as the Sony sponsored side stretched their winning margin to 27. Hammerschmidt top scored on 21 (4 threes) with Bunyan on 19 (6 threes), Leginas on 14 (4 threes ) . Fury Men face Boroughmuir Blaze on the road next week as they try and close out a top 3 finish in the Championship. Photo credit: Alex Johnston

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