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Edinburgh Kool Kats with the Scottish Cup
Edinburgh Kool Kats with the Scottish Cup
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Edinburgh Kool Kats proudly display their basketball Scottish Cup which they retained for the first time last week, defeating Glasgow Rocks 72-62 at the Lagoon Sports Centre in Paisley. It was the seventh time they have lifted the trophy.

Kats are away to Falkirk Fury at the Mariner SC tomorrow (1.50pm) and should keep up their momentum towards league leaders Glasgow Rocks who are the guests of Polonia Phoenix at the Crags on Sunday (3.20pm).

Boroughmuir Blaze, meanwhile, host Falkirk Fury in a triple-header at the Crags tomorrow with the Fury senior men, still unbeaten at the top, homing in on their second Scottish Basketball League title in a row at 2.20pm.

With nearest rivals St Mirren on three defeats, a win for Fury, who have the advantage over Saints in the head-to-heads, would see them add the league crown to the Scottish Cup they won in Paisley last Saturday.

Blaze are under no illusions about the task facing them: “We’re expecting a huge challenge in what will be a contrast of styles, but can’t wait for tip-off,” insists coach Simon Turner, who will rest most of the juniors for their own game against Fury, which is a clash of the only two unbeaten teams in their league (4.20pm).

But junior captain Malcolm Winning will retain his senior place, while 19-year-old Sean Reid steps up for Boroughmuir.

Doubtful for the senior game will be Scotland guard Mikey McGregor, who has had food poisoning, while Gregor Auld is unavailable.

The cadet game tips off at 12.20pm.

Edinburgh Kings coach Doug Reilly has called on North reinforcements for his side’s tricky Scottish League away game with Glasgow Rocks at Langside College tomorrow at the early tip-off time of 10.45am.

Guards Garreth Lodge and Menelaus Kokolios, forwards Matt Kruczynski and Steven Dickson (both injured) and Michael Murray are all missing for Kings.

Scottish women’s cup winners Edinburgh Kool Kats are away to Falkirk Fury at the Mariner SC tomorrow (1.50pm) and should keep up their momentum towards league leaders Glasgow Rocks who are the guests of Polonia Phoenix at the Crags on Sunday (3.20pm).