Boroughmuir Blaze are top of the Scottish League after ending the run of Glasgow University, the last unbeaten team, with an 83-70 win at the Crags Sports Centre on Saturday.
Eoghann Dover and Tomas Cicenas were again almost unstoppable on their home court with Dover netting 24 points, including five three-pointers, and Cicenas 18, but an unsung hero also emerged in the shape of Edinburgh Kings discard Matt Kruczynski, who also scored 24, many from the low post position from assists from Cicenas.
“I love playing with Tomas, he’s a very smart player,” explained the Polish forward.
In a game punctuated by stoppages caused by condensation on the floor, Blaze took control from the start and shocked their West visitors with a lightning start to lead 28-14 after the first quarter.
All credit to GU however who fought back to reduce the gap to four at one stage with their point guard Ferran Valle in top form, hitting 31 points in total.
But without Calum Nicol and with Steve Docherty injured GU just did not have the power to withstand the all-action Blaze assault.
Edinburgh Kings, meanwhile, disposed of Dunfermline Reign 90-65 at Portobello, hitting 14 three-pointers and Craig Reilly leading with 23 points.
Edinburgh University had a similar tally at the Pleasance yesterday where they beat Glasgow Storm 85-55 after leading 40-25 at half-time, Ron Adrian leading with 26 points.
In preparation for their big BUCS game at home to Loughborough on Wednesday, EU women played twice, coming from behind at half-time to defeat the champions Edinburgh Kool Kats 76-53 at Portobello on Saturday where Hannah Peacock scored 23 points and took 17 rebounds against her old club, before beating Polonia Phoenix 81-42 at the Pleasance yesterday.