Nine caps before club crowns team

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Clark Eriksson Fury are looking forward to their annual awards evening tomorrow night where they’ll acknowledge 20 players achieving international honours.

But nine players added national recognition to their sporting CVs at the weekend with solid perofrmances for Scotland at The Peak, in Stirling. 20 players from the Falkirk club have now represented Scotland teams so far this summer.

Under-16 women Laura Young and Sarah Beattie had strong performances against Warsaw Tigers with Beattie scoring almost as many points as she had minutes, finishing joint top scorer for the Scots with 11 points in only 13 minutes of play and drawing four fouls.

Daniel Tran and Eddy Leginus saw limited action in the mens matches against Luxembourg – adding fuel to the view that the talented Tran, MVP in last season’s Home Internationals with the under-14 Scotland boys should have remained in his own age group, the u15s and played decent minutes instead of four in two games.

Shannon Flippard had a solid match against Northern Ireland while Fraser Malcolm and Ben Chok started for the under-18 men. Game one saw Chok rack up eight of Scotland’s first 10 points and with Malcolm also putting points on the board in the 50-44 loss. Game two was a different story for the Scots who ran out easy winners. Malcolm had an excellent double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds with Chok again scoring well and recording double digits on the boards.

Kara McCormick and Taylor Bardsley took Clark Eriksson Fury’s total to nine players representing Scotland against US team Warsaw Tigers, and 18 Fury stars in Scotland strips within a seven-day period at various age-groups.
 Their successes and appearances follow two victories for Scotland’s senior men’s team against England last weekend.

The home side won the Auld Enemy clashes at Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh, with Fury represented by Jonny Bunyan and Scott Russell. Former players Kieron Achara and Ali Fraser also played key roles.