FURY U16 MEN ARE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONS!
Sony Centre Fury are season 22-23 Scottish U16 Men Division 1 Champions after a hard fought, sporting contest against Glasgow Rens in front of a packed crowd at Fury's home venue - Grangemouth Sports Complex. The 65 -59 win for Coach Ewan Carlow's side was enough to give the Falkirk club it's 40th National title in it's 30 year history. Fury CM finished joint top of the League on 1 loss with Stirling Knights, but as Fury held the head to head over Knights, when they defeated the Stirling side 70-64, Fury became Scottish Champions after their final game of the season against Rens. There was a sense of anticipation among the large crowd as Fury began their game with the Glasgow based side in what turned out to be an exceptional game of basketball, between 2 teams with very talented players. The opening 2 periods saw both teams focus down on defence, with the Sony sponsored side edging both quarters, 13-12 and 13-11, for a slim 3pt lead at the half. Rens reduced the gap to 2pts by the end of the third as both team's offence began to shine in a 19-20 stanza. So it was all to play for in the final quarter and with key Fury forward and Scotland International Andrew Henderson out the game with a leg injury, the game and the Championship looked to be slipping out of Fury's hand. 7 down, Henderson return to the action and almost on one leg hit back to back 3's as Fury roared back into the match. Off the bench we had seen great play from Jack Rafferty, with Captain Dylan Low and Scotland International Adama Hainey making big plays as the seconds ticked away. Gavin Black and Liam Bouch with Hainey. Low and Henderson saw the game out and the scoreline finish at 65-59 and Fury become Scottish Champions.
The top scorers on the day for Fury were Hainey with 17, Low on 12 and Henderson on 11.
Fury's U16 Cadet Men squad - Season 22-23 Captain - Dylan Low Starting 5 - Dylan Low/Adama Hainey/Andrew Henderson/ Gavin Black/Lian Bouch Off the bench - Jack Rafferty/ Jack McNee/ Joel Ramsay/ Brodie Buchanan/ Arron Robertson/ Latham Ryder/ Oliver Coffey Coach Ewan Carlow / Assistant Coach Cameron Stewart