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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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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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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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Edinburgh Kool Kats

Kool Kats finally defeated but Nicol left proud

City of Edinburgh Kool Kats finally tasted their first league defeat of the season as the reigning Scottish women’s basketball champions lost an epic top of the table clash with Lady Rocks at St Maurice’s High School, Cumbernauld.

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Edinburgh Kool Kats

Lady Rocks are sure to test Kool Kats’ unbeaten record

City of Edinburgh Kool Kats head coach Ben Gunn is well aware that his team’s unbeaten league record will be seriously threatened in tonight’s top-of-the-table clash with Lady Rocks at St Maurice’s High School, Cumbernauld.

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Ken Buchanan

Amateur boxing event planned to support Ken Buchanan Foundation

A tournament involving amateur boxers from both Scotland and England is set to go ahead in February, with all proceeds going towards the Ken Buchanan MBE Foundation.

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Tricia Oakes top scored for Caledonia Pride

Blaze light the touchpaper to join Kings in the last four

Boroughmuir Blaze comfortably defeated Stirling Knights to join City of Edinburgh Kings in the semi-finals of the men’s Scottish Basketball Cup.

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Blaze go back to basics as they aim to join Kings in semis

Boroughmuir Blaze will attempt to join City of Edinburgh Kings in the Scottish Basketball Cup semi-finals when they host Stirling Knights at The Crags Centre tonight.

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Bart Sengers hails Caledonia Pride after shooting down Archers in cup

Caledonia Pride head coach Bart Sengers saluted “a team performance” after his side battled through to the Women’s British Basketball Cup quarter-finals at Cardiff’s Archers Arena.

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Better discipline is key for Pleasance as they bid to shock Saints

Pleasance Basketball Club will be the latest team to try to halt the St Mirren juggernaut when they travel to Paisley’s Lagoon Centre this evening.

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The first in-take of pupils at the 'School of Basketball' at Portobello High

Portobello High is Edinburgh’s first School of Basketball

Olympic basketball player Rose Anderson has promised to visit Portobello High after learning that her former school has joined an exciting new partnership with City of Edinburgh Basketball Club and City of Edinburgh Council.

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Keith Bunyan was the hero for Falkirk Fury. Pic: TSPL

Basketball: Edinburgh Uni come so close to landmark result

Edinburgh University’s men’s basketball team were moments away from one of their best results in recent years, only for reigning Scottish champions Falkirk Fury to dash their hopes with just six seconds left.

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