Basketball: Tracey’s still going strong

EDINBURGH KOOL KATS coach Graham Gunn has praised inspirational forward Dr Tracey Phillips ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Women’s League game against Falkirk Fury at Portobello HS (11.15am).

She demonstrated her prowess with 14 points and numerous rebounds in last Saturday’s 63-60 home win over St Mirren as well as a determined chase and athletic block as one of the teenage visitors broke clear and went for a lay-up.

“Tracey just seems to get better and better and manages to combine the demands of an important medical career with training and playing games,” said Gunn. “She shows no signs of slowing down.”

Fury, who were short of as many as six players for their last league game, when they were thrashed 69-29 at home to Polonia Phoenix, will be hoping to be more competitive this time.

But their best player of the last few seasons, Scottish internationalist Gillian Baird, is now playing for Loughborough University and could be facing Edinburgh in the British Universities Premier North League soon.