SONY CENTRE FURY SW 53 EDINBURGH KOOL KATS 72
Scottish Senior Woman’s Premier Championship
Fury faced an unbeaten Kats side who had already tied up the Championship title, however the first period proved to be one the 17-18 Champions will want to forget as the Falkirk side, which saw 5 seniors missing from their line-up take the game to the Edinburgh side on their own court. A 19-12 opening stanza gave Fury a solid start with Rebecca Lonsdale and Jenna Beattie sharing 12 pts and Fury hitting 3 threes from Lonsdale, Shannon Flippard and Chloe Lodge. But it was Fury’s defence that had impressed in the opening quarter and that was key in getting out to a 7pt lead. The second saw Kats up their game with only Beattie effective on the offensive end for Fury. The Sony sponsored side had included Scotland International Cadette – Katie McEwan in their starting line-up and with Juniors Mairi McGill and Rachael Penman also finding court time, this was a young Fury side on the day. The end of the second quarter saw Kats take the lead with a 28-26 scoreline. Fury were clearly still in touch at the half, however the Edinburgh side showed title form as they took the third 26-13. Fury worked hard in the final stanza with an 18-14 period to Kats. Scotland squad member Beattie was Fury’s top scorer on 20pts with Lonsdale on 12. While Fury were missing 3 key bigs – Joyce Carey returned from injury and produced solid minutes off the bench. Fury Senior Woman play Lady Rocks this Sunday on the road, in their last game of the regular season. To secure a top 4 spot in the Premier table, the Falkirk side would need to defeat Rocks but also for Polonia to beat Tayside. While Fury won the home fixture over Rocks, it will be a major upset should Polonia defeat the Muskies.
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