Fury’s womens team had played some of their best basketball of the season after getting out to a 9-4 lead against Edinburgh University forcing the students’ Dutch coach to call an early time out, but in the end they were tied at the end of the first quarter and beaten at the end of the fourth.
While the first ended tied at 18 apiece and Chloe Lodge opened the second brightly with a three, the Clark Eriksson side could not match that opening quarter scoring and costly errors in straightforward opportunities saw them trail by seven at the half.
Kim Flockhart opened the third for the home side with a long three and points by Fury’s inside players kept them in touch in a 15-11 Uni quarter. But it was the final period that saw the students pull clear despite a late run by Fury as they trapped in the half court bringing the game to almost single figures. Scotland International Laura Nimmo had seven personal in that period but a disputed end line call gave the Uni key possession that they converted to a three and put Fury too far behind in the closing minutes. Nimmo top scored on 11 with all of Fury’s team getting on the scoresheet.
Fury women face League pacesetters, Edinburgh Kool Kats in the Scottish Cup this Saturday at the Mariner at 1.50 p.m. and spectators are welcome – the match will be followed by u16 and u18 Division 1 matches as Fury mens teams face Boroughmuir Blaze.
Fury’s u16 and 18 girls were defeated convincingly by the joint Stirling/West Lothian Wolves sides.
In the 75-32 loss Fury slumped to a 50-10 first half scoreline but showed their heart as they lost the second half by only three, 25-22. Centre Flora Smith top scored for the cadet team with 10 points.
Carmen Tran and Ciera Martin worked tirelessly throughout in the guard spots with the young Fury squad never giving up despite the scoreline.
A similar scoreline was recorded in the 86-35 Junior Womens game that saw SWL in control throughout.