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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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Blaze coach Turner wants to take high-energy game to Glasgow

Boosted by their bright home showing against BBL professionals Plymouth Raiders, Boroughmuir Blaze will head for Scotstoun Sports Centre tomorrow to play Glasgow Storm at 1.30pm.

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Pride win second half as they push champions close

Caledonia Pride may not have started off 2017 with their first WBBL win but there were enough positives about their 63-49 defeat by champions Notts Wildcats at Oriam at the weekend to suggest the first success cannot be too far off.

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Pride have everything to play for against champions Wildcats

Scotland’s first and only women’s professional basketball outfit, Caledonia Pride, open their WBBL 2017 fixtures still looking for an elusive first win when they host Notts Wildcats at Oriam tomorrow at 1pm.

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Caledonia Pride's Natalie Bastian squeezes through a tight Leicester Riders defence. Picture: Kevin Murray

Pride coach Sengers wants fledgling team to do more

Caledonia Pride Head Coach Bart Sengers had mixed emotions after his still winless team went down 57-39 to fourth-placed English side Leicester Riders in the WBBL at Oriam on Saturday.

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Kings seek immediate revenge but it’s a must-win for Blaze

Tonight’s Scottish League basketball clash between Boroughmuir Blaze and Edinburgh Kings at the Crags SC at 8.20pm has a lot riding on it.

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Kool Kats purr after making Scottish Cup final

Edinburgh Kool Kats clinched their place in basketball’s Scottish Women’s Cup final with an impressive 77-51 win over holders Edinburgh University at Portobello HS.

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Boroughmuir Blaze to face Falkirk Fury in Scottish Cup final

Boroughmuir Blaze are through to the final of the Scottish Basketball Cup for the first time in the modern era after beating Edinburgh Kings 79-69 at Portobello HS.

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Hannah Peacock tries to get past a Cardiff opponent. Peacock scored 10 points with nine rebounds

Caledonia Pride come so close to first victory

Caledonia Pride came within a milli-second of beating Cardiff Met Archers to record their first win in the Women’s BBL in their first home game at Oriam on Saturday.

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Success story: 
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First Caledonia Pride home game is a sell-out

Caledonia Pride take on Cardiff Met Archers at Oriam tomorrow at 1pm in a basketball game with a difference.

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Students aiming to be part of Capital derby Cup final

Edinburgh University men travel to Falkirk as very much the underdogs for their Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk Fury at the Mariner Centre tonight at 8pm.

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