Basketball: Edinburgh Kings aim to rule league

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SCOTTISH CUP HOLDERS Edinburgh Kings will be going all out not only to retain the trophy, but also to regain the Scottish League title from Falkirk Fury, says their veteran centre Simon Flockhart.

That’s the verdict of their veteran centre Simon Flockhart, who is returning from injury to face Stirling Knights at the Peak Centre tonight (8pm) after missing the end of last season through injury.

“It’s been a frustrating summer not being able to play, but I’ve recovered from the ankle injury and I’m looking forward to the new season,” he said.

“Ed (Rekis) will be a huge miss, but we hope to have a couple of new guys who will bring a different look to the squad and I’m confident we have the squad to achieve success.”

Also missing will be GB under-20 guard Lee Reilly who is joining Ali Fraser with Gotha Rockets in Germany but veteran internationalist Paddy Campbell is returning for another season.

Fury, meanwhile, open their campaign away to Cup finalists Glasgow University tomorrow (3.35pm), a game neither team would want this early in the season, especially as they have been drawn against each other in the first round of the Scottish Cup next month.

In the other games tomorrow, Glasgow Rocks host Glasgow Storm (10.45am) and St Mirren play Troon Tornadoes at the Lagoon SC (3.20pm).

On Sunday, Dunfermline are home to Boroughmuir Blaze at Queen Anne High (4.20pm).