Ready for derby day after victory in Glasgow

Image: by Gary Hutchison. GLASGOW, North Glasgow College, Glasgow Storm v  Falkirk Fury.
Image: by Gary Hutchison. GLASGOW, North Glasgow College, Glasgow Storm v Falkirk Fury.
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Clark Eriksson Fury have opened up a clear gap at the top of the Scottish Mens League after a 34 point win over previously unbeaten Glasgow Storm.

Fury and Boroughmuir Blaze are now the only undefeated clubs in the league with Fury five wins from five 
starts.

The visit to Glasgow saw a close opening spell with both teams trading baskets. However three consecutive treys from Latvian Martin Malnieks, Keith and Jonny Bunyan gave the Falkirk side a 25-15 first quarter lead.

This came on the back of some good inside play from Greek forward Greg Foussas and Frenchman Walter Lubeigt. A more controlled second stanza saw Fury maintain their offensive pace with another 25 points making the half-time scoreline 50-29.

The period saw guards Scott Russell hit three consecutive two point plays, Jonny Bunyan scoring a further nine points with Bryan Munnoch starting and finishing with threes.

A 24-7 third stanza for the Clark Eriksson side saw Fury maintain their scoring and also up their defensive intensity with a mixture of man and zone.

With Fury running their squad throughout it was the second game in a row that all 12 players got on the scoresheet. Fury hit 38 percent behind the arc netting 10 threes.

Top scorer was Jonny Bunyan on 16 with seven assists; Scott Russell hit 13 in 14 minutes of play with Greg Foussas on 12 with six boards, three assists and four steals.

Bryan Munnoch hit 10 with captain Keith Bunyan on nine. Fury Headcoach John Bunyan continues to rotate his squad with Roni Gordon not playing against Storm and ensuring younger members of the 20 player squad gain valuable experience and court time for the future.

Fury men travel to Stirling this Friday to play the Knights at the Peak – tip off 8 p.m. The Knights have yet to win a game this season with Fury leading the league with five wins in five starts.

The Falkirk side will not take the game lightly as they move closer to back to back League titles.

Fury’s women and cadette women travel to Tayside for games against the Musketeers with the Cadet and Junior men in Inverness against Highland.

The table topping under-18 men will be without several key players and will need to be at their best to remain undefeated.