Mixed results for Fury men on opening weekend

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While the club’s senior men were toasting a victory over Glasgow Storm, Clark Eriksson Fury’s other male teams had mixed results.

The under-16 and 18 men also made the trip to Glasgow were they played Glasgow Rens.

The cadet boys were first up and easily disposed of the home team with a 70 – 44 win. The cadets are tipped to be strong contenders for the Division1 title and showed they not only have a great array of individual talent but play solid team basketball. Lithuanian super kid Eddy Leginus had 22 points and was backed up by Fury’s new signing – Ali McDermid who had an impressive 24-point debt for the Falkirk side.

Another star of the future – point guard- Daniel Tran had 16 as Fury’s Scottish International trio had an impressive 62 points between them.

This season’s u16 side has a large no of younger players who all played their part with Alex Hall and Michael McBride contributing well. Ryan Weir, Lewis Bell and Thomas Hunter played with intensity at both ends of the floor making this a very good team performance and coach Neil Connell can look forward to a strong campaign in the top flight of Scottish u16 basketball.

The u18 – junior men had a slightly tougher game against the Rens. The absence of key Scotland International Fraser Malcolm meant Keith Bunyan’s junior side were not at full strength for their opening Division 1 league encounter. However a solid team performance from the squad gave Fury a well deserved 11 point win. The 56-45 scoreline saw cadet Eddy Leginus not just contribute on offence but take an amazing 22 rebounds! Junior guards Iain Rooney and the lightening quick Kenny Makusha controlled the game well with inside 6ft 6” Rory Wilson contributing at both ends of the floor.

Scotland International Ben Chok and Connor Martin also made great contributions to the win.

Execution, however, was an aspect of play that will need to improve if this Fury team is to continue its challenge at the top.