Scottish Champions – FURY , fought out a low scoring affair in Dundee to remain undefeated and take a significant lead in the title race.
Edinburgh Kings, Fury’s biggest rivals over the past six years at the same time did the Falkirk side a favour when they defeated Boroughmuir Blaze, making the three teams lying in second slot behind Fury – Blaze, Edinburgh University and St.Mirren all on 3 losses.
With 8 games to play in the National League the Falkirk side are in a very strong position to do the “threepeat”, 3 League titles in a row, they targeted at the start of the season.
In Tayside, while Jonny Bunyan got Fury off the mark with 4 personal it was 20yr old Ross Gibson who once again came off the bench and ensured a winning opening quarter with two excellent baskets. Fury led 17-13 at the end of the first and won the game in the second with a solid defensive display, holding the Muskies to a mere 7 points while putting 19 on the board themselves for a significant 16 point half time lead with only 20 points conceded.
Three’ from pro Rocks guard – Jonny Bunyan at the start and finish of the quarter were the highlights along with 4 personal from Scott Russell and 4 from Bryan Munnoch who continued the excellent form he had shown against the BBL Rocks.
The second half was however a poor affair with a distinct lack of execution from both sides. Fury took the third 15-14 , with Fury’s Greek forward Greg Foussas with 6 personal. The final stanza saw a 12-10 scoreline in favor of the Clark Eriksson sponsored side and a 19 point overall win. Gibson finishing strongly in that final quarter with back to back inside plays.
Top scorer for the Falkirk side was their point guard Jonny Bunyan on 16 with, Greg Foussas and Ross Gibson sharing 20.
Fury Headcoach John Bunyan told Heraldsport – “ This was not the most attractive of games to watch but we can take a positive in we held Tayside to 44 points and played some solid defence. We did not execute well despite creating a number of good scoring opportunities. Our perimeter shooting was poor but when you do not play to the best of your ability and still come out with basically a 20 point win then we will take that as it kept us still undefeated and with a positive view to the Cup Final this week-end.”
The Scottish Cup final pits two Scotland internationals and team-mates at Glasgow Rocks against one another – Fraser Glass and Jonny Bunyan.
Coach John Bunyan addeD: “We know one another very well but St Mirren have come close in the last three years and they’ll be tough at home.”