Fury kids cause double trouble for West Lothian

Fury's youngsters were in action. Pic by Paul Cram
Fury's youngsters were in action. Pic by Paul Cram

Fury Junior Men got inside the top four of the JM Division 1 with a comprehensive win over Reign.

While the opening quarter saw only a 20-17 gap in Fury’s favor, the next three periods produced solid basketball from the Falkirk side as they powered to a 55 point win. Mitchell Stirling and Ben McGinley, both omissions from Scotland’s Euro B summer u16 team, top scored for Fury with 27 and 19 points respectively, Stirling scoring at will as he penetrated to the basket with McGinley controlling the game at the point.

Scotland international Jordan Ferguson did a great job at both ends of the floor, but Fury will have to ensure their game is at its ‘peak’ as they take on a Stirling Knights team, who will provide tougher opposition than Reign.

The match is on Saturday and tips at 3pm – the match will have a great atmosphere with many fans rooting for both teams – spectators welcome.

Stirling are also the opponents for the senior men who saw off Dunfermline Reign 92-77 this weekend and racked up another historical stat. After Fury hit their 50th game point, incredibly three players consecutively racked up the next 40!

Austrian Adam Hammerschmidt started it with 15 points straight, that was followed by captain Keith Bunyan with 13 consecutive, then in an amazing sequence, Lithuanian teenage PG Eddy Leginus hit four straight threes for 12 points, taking Fury to 90 points. Fury Headcoach John Bunyan told Heraldsport: “In my many years of playing, coaching and watching basketball I have never seen a stat line like this, but as a coach, when you do not ID your opposition’s scoring pattern then you pay. We just kept on doing what was getting us baskets and the win takes us to 3-0, a start akin to our three recent Championship winning seasons.”

Bunyan and Leginus top scored sharing 42. They also shared 10 threes with Leginus an impressive five from six from behind the arc. Former pro Rocks player Hammerschmidt overcame a poor first half to add a further 2 points in the final seconds to his sensational 15 point run for 17 total.