Ladies are defeated on first game at new court

Falkirk Fury senior women team photograph.
Falkirk Fury senior women team photograph.
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The Emirates Arena in Glasgow staged its first women’s basketball match when the host side – the Rocks - played Fury and while this was the undercard for the pro British Basketball league match between the Rocks and Plymouth Raiders both teams played with great intensity throughout.

Both sides took the opportunity to get some photos taken before the action began on the massive court set in one of the best indoor arenas in the UK.

The opening quarter saw a solid start for the in form Fury with their junior starting guard Shannon Flippard hitting the opening basket, a fine 3 point shot. Fellow guard Alicia McFadden hit two early baskets with Jenna Beattie and forward Laura Nimmo also getting on the scoresheet. Fury’s switching defence caused the Rocks early problems but the home side managed to pull level at 11 apiece at the end of the first.

The second stanza saw the Rocks up their defence and their scoring, holding Fury to a mere four points with Rhona Corkindale taking the Rocks clear on several driving plays to the basket.

The Falkirk side struggled to stay in touch and went 20 down going into the final phase with only captain Jen McLaren and Nimmo finding the target.

The final period saw McLaren, Nimmo and Flipard dig into the Rocks lead as Fury got the game to within 14 points before a three-point shooting streak from Nadelle Strain killed off Fury’s hopes of any recovery.

Scotland international Laura Nimmo paced Fury with 11 and Jen McLaren hit nine.