On the final weekend’s action before the Christmas break, City of Edinburgh Kings maintained their Scottish Basketball League title push with victory over Edinburgh University, while Boroughmuir Blaze narrowly failed to upset reigning champions St Mirren in Paisley.
Edinburgh University’s men’s basketball team finally posted its first win of the season by beating Edinburgh Lions by two points, but that wasn’t the closest finish of the weekend as Boroughmuir Blaze pipped Glasgow University 90-89.
City of Edinburgh Kings got their Scottish Basketball League campaign back on track after narrowly avoiding a third straight defeat, while Edinburgh University’s women put on a first-class honours display against Glasgow University.
League leaders City of Edinburgh Kings beat Boroughmuir Blaze by a single point at The Crags, while there was another epic finish in the Women’s British Basketball League as Caledonia Pride had their hearts broken by Nottingham Wildcats.
Caledonia Pride opened the new Women’s British Basketball League season with a courageous loss against Newcastle Eagles at The Pleasance on Sunday, but skipper Hannah Robb and coach Bart Sengers both spied encouraging signs for the future.
City of Edinburgh Kool Kats struck an early psychological blow in their bid to retain their Scottish women’s basketball title after decisively beating last season’s runners-up Lady Rocks at Portobello High.
Caledonia Pride have produced their best form and results this season in one-off, knockout-style matches and the Edinburgh side must do it again at Oriam this Saturday following back-to-back defeats over the weekend.