Glasgow Rocks 62 Fury 86: Jonny Bunyan sweeps in

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Jonny Bunyan cut short training with his pro-side the Glasgow Rocks to steer Clark Eriksson Fury to victory - against Glasgow Rocks.

Bunyan’s professional training ahead of the BBL side’s trip to Durham tomorrow over-lapped with Fury’s match with the club’s Scottish National League side.

Jonny Bunyan

Jonny Bunyan

And a prior arrangement where the youngest of the Bunyan brothers splits his time between his employers and his hometown team - coached by his father John - meant he was available for the second half of his side’s emphatic victory.

Only, until his arrival, it wasn’t so clear.

Fury only led by five at the halfway point at Langside College but an incredible third period extended the gulf between the sides and proved the credentials of the defending champions from Falkirk – but it’ll also give coach John Bunyan something to think about.

His youngest won’t always be available to him under the split-team scheme and without him Fury’s march to the title looks a little unsteadier.

However he will have been boosted by his young graduates - particularly Craig Malcolm – who coped well when given the majority of the final quarter alongside veteran Ross Munnoch.

Fans of the Falkirk basketball scene have been starved of senior men’s action recently but the top team returns to the Mariner next week when Glasgow Storm visit on Friday night. Storm have a mixed season with three wins and three defeats compared to Fury’s flawless seven wins from seven – a record that is matched by St Mirren who shared top spot in the league this weekend.

Today (Saturday) has a senior women’s match against Edinburgh Kool Kats, and two of the youth boys teams in action.