Falkirk Fury: Cadet men suffer blow as Wolves win to put heat on in title battle

An 84-70 loss for Fury Cadet U16 Men to WL Wolves has put the Falkirk side’s position in the Final Four in doubt.
Falkirk Fury ace Adama Hainey in action (Photo: Gary Smith)Falkirk Fury ace Adama Hainey in action (Photo: Gary Smith)
Falkirk Fury ace Adama Hainey in action (Photo: Gary Smith)

The 14-point defeat has put Fury two games adrift of Scottish Division 1 leaders St Mirren who are on three losses, Fury moving to an 8-5 record.

Yet Fury had started the stronger at Wolves with a 25-17 opening quarter and an eight-point lead.

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An 18-16 second period for the Falkirk side saw them move 10 up at half-time, before a 30-13 scoreline in favour of Wolves in the third suddenly swung the game in their favour.

But with Taylan Ertekin and Adama Hainey both making two-point plays at the start of the fourth it was suddenly a seven-point game.

Hainey scored again to bring the match to 65-60, but it Wolves then pushed the game back to double figures and the win.

Top scorers for Ewan Carlow's side were Hainey on 17 with Andrew Henderson on 14 and Ertekin and Oliver Coffey sharing 20. Fury CM face the team they lost the Scottish Cup Final to last weekend - league leaders St Mirren - in a must win game at 10am on Sunday at GSC - spectators welcome.

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For Fury JW it was a tough 77-40 loss on the road to Gladiators.

Junior Edie McBain top scored for the Falkirk club with yet another excellent game and 14 points. Bethany Sneddon landed eight points in 14 minutes of play and juniors Elidh Jack, Jodi Girvan and Bailley Black worked hard, as did U16 Isla Jack with 18 minutes’ court time. Jess Cram with 20 minutes was another cadette who gave a strong performance.