Fury are league champions again!

Greg Foussas and Keith Bunyan have been key players
Greg Foussas and Keith Bunyan have been key players

Falkirk’s Clark Eriksson Fury are Scottish champions for the third season in a row and have an amazing record of 54 wins and one loss during that spell.

With three games still to play and nearest challengers St Mirren on four losses its game over for the rest of the Scottish League.

There was 27 points from Ali Fraser, who hit 15 in the third period alone. Fury sat their starting five in the final quarter with a further League game to come the following day.

Frenchman Walter Lubeigt did not play, however he and the injured Scott Russell were on hand to watch Fury do the season double – league and cup, as well as the “three-peat”.

Keith Bunyan hit eight in the opening quarter as Fury raced out to a 22-13 first quarter lead. A 28-8 second period for the champions meant it was game over at the half with a 50- 21 lead.

It was exhibition basketball from the Falkirk side with rising stars Craig Malcolm and Connor Martin part of that great first half.

Jonny Bunyan and Bryan Munnoch controlled the game and at the final whistle Fury broke out the trophy for an unofficial celebration.

Greg Foussas had 14 with Keith Bunyan on 11 and Jonny Bunyan on 10.

Fury head coach John Bunyan told Heraldsport:“ I know the team really believed they could win the title for a third seasonin a row and that self-belief saw us play with confidence and real control throughout .

“We practiced hard and at times the training sessions were tougher than most games. There is a great balance of youth and experience in the squad and what must be recognized is that these league and cup titles this season were not a formality.

“We had four top players that did not return for various reasons and lost a fifth during the season, but I and the players, despite that really believed we could achieve success.

“Fury Men have now won seven national titles since 2001, six of which have been in the past four seasons showing what a force we have 

“Our home fans are the best by a mile in the league and we look forward to the official presentation of the league trophy to us on Friday in front of the Fury faithful.”

Captain Keith Bunyan is the only player in the 18-strong roster to play in every league and Cup game this season.

For head coach Bunyan the league title gave him is seventh senior mens title and his 15th National title as coach in the Scottish league. Bunyan has also won 11 Scottish Schools titles in an amazing 26 title record over 14 seasons.