Fury prepare for Rocks

12-01-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk High school. Falkirk Fury basketball training.
12-01-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk High school. Falkirk Fury basketball training.

Clark Eriksson Fury Senior Men have a double date with their two closest rivals as to who could be called “the best team in Scottish Basketball”.

One of their opponents play every week in British Basketball but this Friday’s match –up at home game against Boroughmuir Blaze could go a very long way to determining who is the 14-15 Scottish League Champion.

Blaze have managed to put together a strong first half to the season that sees them with only one loss – to Fury by 11 points.

That Fury win was achieved without key forward Greg Foussas and while it was not Fury’s toughest game of the season, Blaze are now the only team who could conceivably stop the Falkirk side from achieving a third league title in a row.

If it is down to Blaze or Fury at the end of the season the Edinburgh side need an 11+ win on Friday.

Both team have averaged 77 points on the offensive and Friday’s match is sure to have the Mariner filled. Tip –off is 8pm and spectator admission is 740pm.

Following the battle for Scottish League supremacy Fury line up at Grangemouth Sports Centre in the first round of the British Basketball Trophy Competition where they face pro BBL team the Glasgow Rocks.

The Rocks include JaJuan Smith, a member NBA Dallas Mavericks 2008 pre-season squad along with Fury-trained stars, Olympian Kieron Achara and Jonny Bunyan who will play for the Rocks ; plus ex-St Mirren guard Fraser Glass.

John Bunyan, club headcoach said: “While this match is the more glamorous for the fans, the big one for us has to be our match up with Blaze.

“But once that game is out the way, the players will be up for the Rocks game and I will be looking to employ a different stratedgy to what we normally do.

“We have a lot of talented younger players and they will be used a lot more than they have during the season.

“We have to play with high intensity and really make the Rocks work for every point. We have to go out and enjoy the game and not be nervous about who the opposition is – clearly we know a number of the players well and having Kieron and Jonny in particular play against us will make my players even more excited about the match.

“The fans will get great entertainment and we hope to contribute to that”.

Tip off at Grangemouth is 6p.m. and this is an all ticket match with some tickets still available, priced £4/£2 by emailing – furybball@googlemail.com.