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Double blow for Capital after Edinburgh Uni and Kool Kats miss out on Play-Offs final

Edinburgh University are out of the Scottish Women’s Basketball League Championship Play-Offs after going down 69-66 to Tayside Musketeers in the semi-final at Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry.

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Natalie Bastian was top scorer and netted the winning point

Caledonia Pride celebrate historic first success

Scotland women’s professional basketball team Caledonia Pride came of age on Saturday when they recovered from 12 down to score a last-gasp 79-78 victory over one of the great names of the UK women’s game, Sheffield Hatters.

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Boroughmuir shock Saints to make League Championship final

Boroughmuir Blaze are through to the final of the Scottish League Championship play-offs against Falkirk Fury at Oriam on April 1 after upsetting the seedings by defeating St Mirren 83-77 at the Lagoon Centre, Paisley.

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Boroughmuir Blaze carry Capital hopes in basketball play-offs

Boroughmuir Blaze carry Capital hopes in basketball play-offs

There will be no all-Edinburgh final of the Scottish Basketball League Championship Play-Offs on April 1.

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Hannah Robb

Pressure on EU students to reach the semi-finals

Edinburgh University, who have provided much of the resources for the new women’s professional basketball team Caledonia Pride, will be under pressure this weekend to produce away wins in the Scottish men’s and women’s Championship Play-Offs or their domestic amateur seasons will end.

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CalumNicol was praised for his defence against Austrian sharp-shooter Adam Hammerschmidt, who was held to 13 points. Pictire: Michael Gillen

Kings boost morale for Play-Offs with victory over champions Fury

Edinburgh Kings coach Craig Nicol was full of praise for his team after they decisively defeated champions Falkirk Fury 67-54 in their last regular season game at the Mariner SC just after Fury had received the league trophy.

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Basketball: Edinburgh Kings want to spoil party ahead of play-offs

Edinburgh Kings travel to Falkirk tonight for their last Scottish Basketball League regular season game at the Mariner SC (tip-off 8pm) keen to spoil the party and beat Falkirk Fury for the second time this season after their hosts are presented with the league trophy.

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Hannah Robb

Edinburgh University face Polonia Phoenix in Play-Offs

Edinburgh University women will host Polonia Phoenix in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Basketball Championship Play-Offs at the Pleasance on Sunday after an amazing comeback to their away game with Tayside Musketeers.

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Boroughmuir Blaze are bidding to finish the season as runners-up behind Falkirk Fury

City of Edinburgh basketball ready for ‘Super Saturday’

City of Edinburgh BC tomorrow promote their last “Super Saturday” of the season at the new Portobello HS when up-and-coming club Stirling Knights provide the opposition in all five games beginning at 11am with the under-16 women and finishing with Kings v Knights senior men at 7pm.

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Caledonia Pride's Robyn Lewis

Caledonia Pride achieve historic first victory in WBBL

Caledonia Pride have a win at last and a well-deserved one at that.

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Boroughmuir Blaze coach Simon Turner feels the pressure during the Cup final at Oriam

Blaze not daunted as title bid hinges on a big win at Fury

Undaunted by their loss to Falkirk in the Scottish Cup Final Boroughmuir Blaze go into tonight’s Scottish Basketball League clash with Fury believing they can upset the odds.

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Team Northumbria coach Chris Bunten was impressed by the facilities at Oriam. Pic: Kevin Murray

Oriam pride of British Basketball League – Northumbria coach

Team Northumbria head coach Chris Bunten has described Oriam as “the best venue in the league” after his injury-ravaged team escaped Edinburgh with a 77-71 overtime win over Caledonia Pride in the Women’s BBL Trophy.

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Kool Kats coach steps in to help Kings shoot down Saints

Fresh from steering Edinburgh Kool Kats to their first Scottish Junior Women’s Cup success for a decade, coach Doug Reilly steps back into his old role when he takes charge of Edinburgh Kings men side against rivals St Mirren at Portobello High School tonight at 7.50pm.

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Edinburgh Kool Kats completed the double by winning the Scottish Cup

Edinburgh Kool Kats complete League and Cup double

A HUGE “double double” by Emma Findlay helped Edinburgh Kool Kats to a resounding 66-42 victory over Tayside Musketeers in the Scottish Women’s Basketball Cup Final at Oriam.

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Boroughmuir Blaze, league champions last year, are looking to win the Scottish Cup tomorrow

Boroughmuir Blaze aim to turn back clock in Scottish Cup final

When they line up against Falkirk Fury in basketball’s Scottish Cup Final at Oriam tomorrow at 5.45pm, Boroughmuir Blaze will seek to rekindle the sort of spark which took their distinguished predecessors to nine successive victories in 11 finals from 1968.

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Edinburgh Kool Kats were always in command against Musketeers  their Scottish Cup final opponents

Kool Kats aiming for a double after clinching league title

Edinburgh Kool Kats clinched the Scottish Women’s League for the third time in four years when they beat Tayside Musketeers 72-53 at Portobello HS

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Edinburgh Kool Kats captain Emma Findlay is looking to lead her team to the title

Kool Kats can wrap up the title with victory over Musketeers

Edinburgh Kool Kats can seal the Scottish Women’s League basketball title before the end of January if they defeat Tayside Musketeers at Portobello High School tonight at 8pm.

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Blaze and Kings impress to remain in the chase for title

Both Boroughmuir Blaze and Edinburgh Kings were short of key players for their stern Scottish League basketball tests at the weekend but still won to stay in the title race.

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Caledonia Pride are in action at Oriam on Sunday. Pic: Kevin Murray

Pride face tough task against newly-crowned cup winners

A man once revered as a player will be back in Edinburgh on Sunday in charge of new Women’s BBL Cup winners Manchester Mystics as they offer Scottish women’s pro basketball team Caledonia Pride their latest and probably toughest test so far at Oriam (1pm).

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Falkirk Fury are the nearest challengers to Kool Kats

Kool Kats beaten for first time but remain clear at top

Edinburgh Kool Kats lost their unbeaten record when they went down 76-61 away to Glasgow Rocks in one of the upsets of the basketball season so far at Cumbernauld.

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