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Edinburgh Kings youths to play in English League next season

City of Edinburgh’s Under-18 and Under-16 boys’ teams will compete in Basketball England’s National League in the forthcoming season.

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Sarah Thomson scored 16 points against Fo Guang

Pride players make their points as Scotland grab victory

Edinburgh players Hannah Peacock and Sarah Thomson both scored heavily as Scotland’s basketball team – containing seven members of Capital-based Caledonia Pride – ended their summer tour on a winning note by beating Fo Guang Taiwan 80-67 at the International Women’s Tournament in Kuala Lumpur.

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Sarah Thomson

Pride’s Sarah Thomson top scores but Scotland lose narrowly

Sarah Thomson and her six Caledonia Pride club-mates fought valiantly but narrowly missed out on a famous victory as the Scottish basketball team lost 67-64 to host nation Malaysia at the International Women’s Tournament in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

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Kirsten Simpson

Kirsten Simpson helps Scotland defeat Nan Shan Taiwan

Portobello’s Kirsten Simpson played a key role as Scotland’s basketball team – containing seven players from Edinburgh outfit Caledonia Pride – grabbed a nail-biting single-point victory at the International Women’s Tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Natalie Bastian top scored for Pride

No fairytale finish as Caledonia Pride miss out on play-offs

There was no fairytale finish to Caledonia Pride’s debut campaign in the Women’s British Basketball League as they narrowly missed out on the end-of-season play-offs following a 76-57 defeat by Team Northumbria in Newcastle.

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Natalie Bastian was on top form for Pride. Pic: Kevin Murray

American guard a Bastian of hope in Pride’s play-off bid

Capital-based pro basketball team Caledonia Pride fought back to defeat Manchester Mystics 72-59 at Oriam and keep a beacon of hope burning that they can reach the Play-Offs.

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Hannah Peacock has damaged ankle ligaments. Pic: Kevin Murray

Injured Hannah Peacock won’t strut her stuff for Pride during run-in

Injury has played a big part in the fortunes of new Scottish pro basketball team Caledonia Pride and head coach Bart Sengers has now abandoned all hope of his star GB forward Hannah Peacock being fit for their last two Women’s BBL games, the first of which is against Manchester Mystics at Oriam on Sunday (1pm).

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Basketball: Caledonia Pride still hold play-off chance despite loss

Caledonia Pride have just two games left of their regular season schedule in their first season in the Women’s BBL and they could still clinch a play-offs place despite their disappointing 86-70 defeat to Sevenoaks Suns at the weekend.

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Pride's Hannah Peacock

Caledonia Pride braced for tough Suns clash

Caledonia Pride hope to continue their spirited late run for a Women’s BBL Play-Off place when they host Cup winners Sevenoaks Suns at Oriam today at 1pm.

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Boroughmuir Blaze's Simon Ferriman goes on the attack in their Play-Off final against Falkirk Fury. Pic: Neil Hanna

Caledonia Pride achieve third victory on the bounce

There was joy in the Caledonia Pride camp but disappointment for Boroughmuir Blaze after two days of non-stop basketball including the Scottish National League Play-Offs at the National Performance Centre at Oriam, Riccarton.

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Bart Sengers' Pride face a big weekend

Plenty to play for on busy weekend for basketball

Caledonia Pride face the two most important games of their season so far at Oriam, the new National Performance Centre at Riccarton this weekend when they play Oaklands Wolves on Saturday (2pm) and Barking Abbey Crusaders on Sunday (12.00).

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Hannah Robb

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 Blaze

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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