Boroughmuir Blaze are through to the final of the Scottish League Championship play-offs against Falkirk Fury at Oriam on April 1 after upsetting the seedings by defeating St Mirren 83-77 at the Lagoon Centre, Paisley.
For once it was the unsung forwards of the Capital side who earned the plaudits with a brave batting effort against the bigger Saints.
Former Edinburgh Kings player Mateus Kruczynski led Blaze with 19 points, Jordan Green adding 16 and Luke Gibson 13.
But the guards pitched in as well with Sam Stott also netting 13, captain Eoghann Dover 11 and John Browne nine.
Scottish internationalist Browne was full of praise for the efforts of the Blaze front line.
“Jordan, Luke and Matt did really well against the Saints “Bigs”!
Fury had little trouble disposing of Glasgow Storm at home at the Mariner SC in what may have been their last game there.
Fury won 68-58 with Storm unable to reproduce the form that gave them an upset away win over Edinburgh Kings in the first round.
Two more Capital clubs, Pleasance and Edinburgh Lions, are through to the final of the men’s division two play-offs which will take place at St Columba’s HS at 3.45pm on Saturday.
Pleasance, who are already the league champions, beat West Lothian Wolves 79-59 in the semi-finals while Lions took care of Heriot-Watt University 61-55.
Edinburgh Kool Kats have still not heard the outcome of their appeal over their disputed Scottish Women’s play-offs semi-final against Falkirk Fury after the game failed to take place at Portobello HS and was awarded 20-0 to their opponents.
The women’s final is also due to take place at Oriam on April 1 with Tayside Musketeers due to play Edinburgh University in the other semi-final at Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry on Sunday.