Falkirk Fury’s senior mens team will face St Mirren in the Scottish Basketball Cup final on Saturday as they home in on a potential league and cup double.
The Clark Eriksson-sponsored side start the match at Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre as favourites as they top the Scottish League and have yet to lose a game this season.
Opponents St Mirren have had a strong campaign, losing only three times – two of them to Fury - and sit second in the league.
While Fury boast a squad including four overseas players from abroad - Greek forward Greg Foussas, French forward Walter Lubeigt, Lithuanian guard Tomas Venslauskas and shooting small forward Latvian Martins Malnieks - Saints are one of the few teams in the league with no European influence in their side.
Fury aslso have a wealth of experience with no fewer than seven of their cup final squad having played pro basketball.
Fury headcoach John Bunyan views his side’s ability to focus on defence as crucial when it comes to winning important matches.
He said: “Good defence leads to great offence and that’s been our key this season. I have 12 players that can all score and have during the season produced double figure games – we are unlike other teams who rely on two or three players having to have big number games.”
Clark Eriksson Fury v St Mirren takes place at the Lagoon Leisure Centre Arena, Paisley on Saturday. Tip-off is 3.30 p.m. For live updates from the game, follow @FalkirkHeraldSp