Three is magic number again for on-form Fury

A 34-13 opening period for Fury Men against Glasgow University at the students home court saw the record books being checked for two amazing stats in that stanza.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 23rd November 2017, 12:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:34 am
Adam Hammerschmidt was top scorer for Fury.
Adam Hammerschmidt was top scorer for Fury.

Not only did Fury hit eight threes – just short of NBA record threes in a quarter - but seven of the eight threes were consecutive with Fury officials convinced this could be a team record for consecutive three-point shots.

The 21-point opening quarter lead meant the game was as good as over.

Fury Men are of course no strangers to three-point shooting records with last season the team scoring a Scottish record 21 in one game against St Mirren – just short of the then 24 record in the NBA.

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And their Austrian forward Adam Hammerschmidt hitting a record 14 threes against Tayside also last season – tying Golden State Warriors Steph Curry’s record 14 triples.

It was Hammerschmidt who opened the quarter scoring with two free throws.

Lithuanian Eddy Leginas started the triple fest after the Austrian’s free throws but a two-point play from Hammerschmidt interrupted what was about to be a three-point blitz at the Stevenson Building and an amazing seven threes in a row for the Scottish champions.

Hammerschmidt himself hit the first of the seven and that was followed by back-to-back threes from Connor Martin.

Captain Keith Bunyan then hit back-to-back threes with Hamerschmidt and then Bunyan again for his third triple in the quarter making it seven in a row, before Fury finished off the quarter with two-point plays from Kornelius Dauksas, Hammerschmidt and Leginas.

For the Sony sponsored side Austrian Hammerschmidt led Fury with 21 points – his season scoring average.

Centre Kornelius Dauksas had 12 with three players sharing 33 points – captain Keith Bunyan, Connor Martin and point guard Eddy Leginas.

Fury’s bench continue to be a potent scoring source with 29 points.