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Sony Fury enjoy best start to basketball season

Sony Centre Fury’s Division 1 Championship teams are collectively in the best ever position the club has been in as the basketball season reaches thehalfway point.

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Jenna Beattie goes for a free throw. Pic by Scott Louden.

Primetime ladies revel in the Friday Night Lights

Fury controlled this game throughout and had secured the win by the half going in 37-18 ahead.

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Falkirk Sony Centre Fury were aided by their Greek forward Greg Foussas. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Fury progress to Scottish Cup semi-finals

Eddy Leginus’s 21 points plus 18 – six threes – from captain Keith Bunyan were the big numbers that took Fury to the Semi-Finals stage of the Scottish Cup.

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Adam Hammerschmit sank 14 three-pointers. Pic Michael Gillen.

Steph who? Fury basketball ace eclipses NBA star Curry

Adam Hammerschmidt is shrugging off comparisons to NBA ace Steph Curry – after smashing the Golden State Warrior’s three-point scoring record.

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Falkirk Sony Centre Fury were aided by their Greek forward Greg Foussas. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Fury are 100 per cent for 33% of the season

Sony Centre Falkirk Fury’s weekend win ensured their place at the top of the league table.

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Fury women maintained their unbeaten start to the season

Ladies progress in the Cup and stay unbeaten

Table topping Fury Senior Woman stormed into the quarter–finals of the Scottish Cup with a huge win over Local League side Granite City Grizzlies from Aberdeen, last season’s Chairman’s Cup finalist.

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Fury's youngsters were in action. Pic by Paul Cram

Fury kids cause double trouble for West Lothian

Fury Junior Men got inside the top four of the JM Division 1 with a comprehensive win over Reign.

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Eric Olsen is now in charge of Scottish basketball hopes. Pic by Gary Hutchison/The Falkirk Herald

Case of the ex as former Fury men make progress

Basketball-Scotland have this week named American Erik Olson as the new Headcoach of Scotland Senior Men’s basketball team.

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Fury 53 Polonia 44: Great start continues

A great first half performance by Fury saw them take a 17 point lead in at the break.

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Ali to play for as Fury start on right foot with convincing win

Out of contract GB star Ali Fraser has temporarily signed for his native club Fury and delivered a pro performance as he racked up 18 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in a convincing win over Glasgow Storm at the Mariner in front of a capacity 300 home fans.

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John Bunyan

Big wins for the juniors and cadets

Fury under-16 boys pressed their way to a huge opening quarter lead of 36-6 and then ceased their full court game, against Glasgow Rens, but that did not stop the score hitting 66-10 at the half.

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Bad start inflicted by Lady Rocks on Fury

A poor opening quarter saw the Falkirk ladies’ side go 15 down against the Lady Rocks but that did not deter a depleted Fury line-up from responding and playing competitively against their rivals for the three other 

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Shannon Flippard of Falkirk Sony Centre Fury senior women's basketball team (Submitted pic)

Fury’s showcase opener goes right to the whistle

Fury women continued their success from last season with a nail biting four-point win over St Andrews Uni on the opening day of the season at the Orium in Edinburgh.

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Ross Gibson

Fury warm-up with friendly win over champions


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Jonny Bunyan

Watch the BBC – Bunyan Basketball Channel

Jonny Bunyan will not just be on the pages of The Falkirk herald next season – he’ll be on the small screen as well.

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Fraser Malcolm

No Scots selected as Fraser Malcolm edged out of Team GB

Fraser Malcom – Black Hills State University USA and former Fury and FSU Iceland star forward made the final 14 of the GB U20 squad but just missed out on the final 12 spots.

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Maddiston Primary school basketball winners

Maddiston PS nets a new basketball title with primary play-off success

Maddiston Primary School won the RJM Sports Falkirk Primary School Play-Offs at Grangmeouth SC and made it a great double by having already won the 15-16 Falkirk Jump2It title.

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Fury's under-11s

Far-flung Fury represented all across Europe!

Sony Centre Fury BC had a number of their current Scotland Internationals in action at the May weekend. While the U11 Boys reached the sunny shores of the east coast of Scotland – U13 International Ellis Walker found himself in far flung Andorra with Fury Cadette captain and Scotland co-captain Mairi McGill in Ireland.

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Maddiston to the four in Jump2It final victory

Maddiston Primary School won the Falkirk Jump2it Basketball Championships for the 4th year in a row – an incredible achievement given the now huge amount of schools in Falkirk schools playing competitive basketball.

Kevin Cadle and author Paul New met up at the 2012 reunion of Team Solripe, including Bobby Kinzer, Juan Holcomb and Elaine Moir now Elaine Stoddart cheerleader.  (DO)

Basketball’s most famous American import talks to The Herald

He’s the face of American football in Britain – but he changed the face of another American game – basketball – on these shores forever.

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