Former Falkirk Fury starts in action as Bunyan records personal best and Beattie returns

Former Falkirk Fury star Jonny Bunyan hit a career BBL record high 26 points as the Glasgow Rocks Captain steered his side to a 104-94 Championship League win over Manchester Giants.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:28 pm
Jonny Bunyan

Bunyan, now in his 10th season with the Rocks, hit five threes with four in a row at the start of the third quarter to propel the Rocks from 12 down at the half to an eventual ten point win.

Bunyan also went nine from nine from the free throw line to now lead the BBL in free throw percent with a league high 94.1 percent stat.

The Rocks surge continued 48 hours later, again at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, when they faced the in form Surrey Scorchers.

In a high scoring first half, the Rocks led 50-48 and Bunyan continued his three point shooting form, hitting two from four from behind the arc and added a two point play for eight personal at the half.

However the Scorchers tightened their defence in the third period and led by five going into the final stanza.

With Rocks starters Murray, Delph, Keeling , Bunyan and Julies Van Sauers, having played literally the whole of the Giants game and most of the first three periods, the fourth quarter was perhaps one too many as the Surrey side took over the game, running out 99-83 winners.

Bunyan produced a game high five assists and former Fury teammate Fraser Malcolm played 20 minutes and worked hard throughout.

Meanwhile, Fury's two former Woman's stars - Jenna Beattie and Eabha Kerr made the long trip to London as their Caledonia Pride team faced the Lions, one of the top sides in the Woman's British Basketball League.

For Beattie this was a return to playing after several months out and she made the most of her 20 minutes, scoring five points.

Teenage International Eabha Kerr played over 20 minutes and produced six points.

However, the London side were too strong for the Scots, going on to take a 91-58 win.

The fifth former Fury player in action was Ali Fraser and his Leicester Riders side continue to dominate the BBL with their latest win over Bristol Flyers taking them ten points clear at the top of the table.