Fury keep winning run

On one of the worst weather nights of the year it was a twist of fate that Fury were playing Glasgow Storm in conditions that turned out to be more dramatic outside the Mariner than on the court.

Braving the Storm was a sizeable Fury crowd who had to wait patiently for the game to began after the Glasgow team and the match officials fell foul of the terrible weather conditions.

Fury headcoach John Bunyan told Heraldsport: “I was pleased we actually got the match played and kept our momentum going. It was looking very doubtful at one point with the match officials stranded on a train and the Glasgow team battling to find a way into Falkirk which seemed to plenty roads closed but no diversions. However the match did get underway 45 minutes late and the Clark Eriksson team drew first blood with a 21- 10 opening quarter lead.

In a balanced offence Fury played within themselves while holding the Storm to 10 points on the defensive end. Walter Lubeigt and Scotland centre Roni Gordon were scoring fairly easily inside with American David Foster and 18-year-old point guard Bryan Munnoch taking the ball to the hoop.

The second stanza was a much closer period with Fury edging it 18-17 and taking a 12 point lead in at the half. With Fury were running their bench early on this disrupted their offensive production. The highlights of the second quarter were two threes from captain Keith Bunyan from beyond the new extended arc and solid play inside from 6ft 10 centre Stuart McKay.

The Falkirk side put paid to any hopes of a major upset by taking the third 21-13. With good defensive play Fury’s offence again came in a balanced form with points from six different players.

The final period saw the championship leaders come home to a 23 point win guard Richard Thorpe hitting six personal in that spell. While the match was never in doubt, the visitors made Fury work hard for their win, a win that keeps Fury three points clear at the top of their nearest challengers, holders Edinburgh Kings.

Top scoring for Fury on a low scoring night were David Foster on 14, Roni Gordon on 13 and Richard Thorpe on 10.

Coach Bunyan added: “With only two matches left in the league , away to Troon and home to the Knights we need to focus on those matches and put as much pressure as we can on the Kings by winning these games.”