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Boroughmuir Blaze boost play-off as Kats get their trophy

Boroughmuir Blaze and women’s champions City of Edinburgh Kool Kats both ended the regular season on a winning note at the weekend, while Caledonia Pride narrowly failed to pull off a massive upset in the Women’s British Basketball League.

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Round-up: Kings in stunning fightback | Kats purring yet again

City of Edinburgh Kings produced a remarkable comeback to win at Glasgow University, while women’s champions Edinburgh Kool Kats celebrated their latest league title with victory over Falkirk.

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Edinburgh Kool Kats (library picture)

Edinburgh Kool Kats retain Scottish women’s basketball title

City of Edinburgh Kool Kats retained their Scottish women’s basketball title despite losing on Saturday and they also won the junior league, but there was disappointment for the Capital clubs as St Mirren clinched the men’s championship.

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The victorious City of Edinburgh Kings team. Pics: basketballscotland

Kings and Edinburgh Uni win their Scottish Cup Finals

City of Edinburgh Kings and Edinburgh University completed a memorable basketball double for the Capital after winning the men’s and women’s Scottish Cup Finals at Oriam.

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Action from Sunday's final in Birmingham. Pic: Mansoor Ahmed

Caledonia Pride coach so proud of his Cup finalists

Head coach Bart Sengers praised his Caledonia Pride team and their fans after watching the Edinburgh club’s storming fightback fall fractionally short in yesterday’s Women’s British Basketball Cup Final at a packed Birmingham Arena.

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Caledonia Pride coach Bart Sengers, left, puts his team through their paces ahead of the final. Pic: Greg Macvean

Caledonia Pride all set for first maiden cup final adventure

Coach Bart Sengers, skipper Robyn Lewis and centre Hannah Peacock are all relishing the biggest occasion in the club’s history when Caledonia Pride face Nottingham Wildcats in tomorrow afternoon’s Women’s British Basketball Cup Final at the Birmingham Arena.

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Edinburgh Kings coach Craig Nicol

Basketball: Blaze and Kings have key players back for final

Boroughmuir Blaze and City of Edinburgh Kings are both having to recover from heavy weekend defeats as they prepare for tomorrow night’s Scottish Basketball Cup Final at Oriam, while recent form bodes well for Edinburgh University in Sunday’s women’s final with Lady Rocks.

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Edinburgh Kings enjoy morale boost for Cup final

Edinburgh Kings enjoy morale boost for Cup final

City of Edinburgh Kings landed a hefty psychological blow ahead of this weekend’s Scottish Basketball Cup Final by trouncing league leaders Boroughmuir Blaze in a derby at The Crags Centre.

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City of Edinburgh Kings shooting guard Kyle Jimenez

Kyle Jimenez thanks his family after Commonwealth Games selection

Willowbrae teenager Kyle Jimenez was quick to thank his mum and aunt after learning he had been included in Scotland’s 12-man basketball squad for this spring’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Cup finalists prepare with big victories

City of Edinburgh Kings and Boroughmuir Blaze set out their stall ahead of this month’s Scottish Basketball Cup Final as both kicked off 2018 with emphatic league victories.

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Caledonia Pride crash back to earth against Hatters

Caledonia Pride crash back to earth against Hatters

Caledonia Pride came crashing back to earth following the euphoria of last month’s WBBL Cup semi-final victory as the Edinburgh side lost 78-57 at third-placed Sheffield Hatters on Sunday evening.

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Caledonia Pride will take on Nottingham Wildcats in the final. Pic: TSPL

Edinburgh Pride down Northumbria to make British final

Skipper Robyn Lewis, point guard Sarah Thomson and head coach Bart Sengers were today celebrating Caledonia Pride’s Women’s British Basketball Cup semi-final victory over Team Northumbria in Newcastle on Sunday.

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Sam Stott top scored for Boroughmuir with 29

Boroughmuir leap from third to first after thrashing Glasgow

Scottish Basketball Cup finalists Boroughmuir Blaze and City of Edinburgh Kings showed equally strong league form at the weekend as Blaze moved to the top of the table and Kings signed off 2017 with an eighth straight win.

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Edinburgh Rocks player Sean Bell, scores against the Birmingham Bullets at Meadowbank in 1999

Nostalgia: Mark Woods relives how Rocks rolled at Meadowbank

The echoes of ball rebounding from hardwood reverberated for one last time at Meadowbank last weekend, one last basketball match organised before the final buzzer sounded on the sport’s ancestral home in Scotland.

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Falkirk Fury take a time out

Kings face Boroughmuir in Scottish Cup final – Uni take on Lady Rocks

City of Edinburgh Kings will face Boroughmuir Blaze in the Scottish Basketball Cup final following contrasting semi-final wins at the weekend, while Edinburgh University also ensured Capital involvement in the women’s final.

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Bart Sengers

Caledonia Pride to face Northumbria in WBBL Cup last four

Caledonia Pride head coach Bart Sengers has welcomed the WBBL Cup semi-final draw after the Edinburgh side came out of the hat with Team Northumbria.

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Kings have to joust Knights without injured centre Ali Mackay

Injured City of Edinburgh Kings centre Ali Mackay will not feature in tonight’s Scottish Basketball League clash with Stirling Knights at Portobello High, but he is expected to be fit for next weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk Fury.

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Basketball: Kings overcome Ali Mackay injury | Pride defeated

City of Edinburgh Kings overcame another injury to Ali Mackay to score a thrilling victory over high-flying Dunfermline Reign in the game of the weekend in the Scottish Basketball League.

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Edinburgh Kings star Alex Ferguson signs for Fresno Pacific

Alex Ferguson is all set to become a major sporting figure once again, but this time we’re not talking about the retired football legend in his 70s but an 18-year-old basketball prospect from Edinburgh.

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Bart Sengers

Dawn until dusk trip for Caledonia Pride

Caledonia Pride face a testing day both on and off the court when they take on Women’s British Basketball League leaders Sevenoaks Suns in Kent this weekend.

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