Fury lift basketball’s Scottish Cup

Image: by Gary Hutchison. PAISLEY, Lagoon Centre, Scottish Cup Final, Falkirk Fury v St.Mirren.
Image: by Gary Hutchison. PAISLEY, Lagoon Centre, Scottish Cup Final, Falkirk Fury v St.Mirren.
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Clark Eriksson Fury finally got their hands on the Scottish Cup again with a fraught victory over St Mirren.

The game hung in the balance right up until the final three minutes when Fury stretched their lead at the Lagoon Centre in Paisley to 70-59.

Man of the match, and MVP, Scott Russell played a pivotal role in the victory that is the first silverware of the season for the Falkirk club and league champions elect.

They could seal the Senior Men’s League championship later this month with St Mirren, today’s runners-up their closest challengers.

Only one win from the final four games is required to seal a double trophy haul.

Head coach John Bunyan said: “It was always going to be a tough game and it was. It was close until we established a double-digit lead in the final few minutes.

“Three-point shooting on both sides wasn’t particularly good but we did enough to see off tough opponents in St Mirren.

“We’ve played them three times this season now and each knows the other’s game, which adds to the difficulties but I’m pleased we have got the trophy back for the first time since 2010.”