Kings aim for win to put pressure on top two

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Edinburgh Kings return to action after their free week when they travel to Glasgow Storm in the men’s Scottish Basketball League on Sunday.

Currently lying third in the table, Kings need to keep winning to maintain pressure on reigning champions and league leaders Falkirk Fury and unbeaten St Mirren, who sit second.

Fury visit Glasgow Rocks tomorrow seeking their seventh win out of seven in the league and St Mirren are in action tonight when they host Troon Tornadoes, expecting nothing less than a win.

Boroughmuir Blaze, currently fourth, have a match in hand over the top three and they head west tomorrow to face bottom-of-the-table Glasgow University.

Edinburgh University travel to Dunfermline Reign knowing a win could move them as many as four places up the table.

In the women’s Scottish Cup, Edinburgh University bid for a place in the semi-finals when they host Granite City Grizzlies in the quarter-finals tomorrow. Head coach Bart Sengers believes his team has still to fire on all cylinders this season, but are growing with every game.

His side sit third in the league, having played all three of their matches on the road, and comfortably beat Falkirk Fury last weekend, but only after trailing 9-2 early on.

“We didn’t have the necessary mental focus needed and Fury took advantage of that by using their length and making the wide open shots they were getting,” Sengers outlined. “After that start, we woke up.”

He went on: “We had trouble communicating and switching defences as a team. We are not yet able to have all five players on the same page at all times.

“But again everybody contributed on the court and although it wasn’t our best game, we can conclude that we made another step forward together as a team.”

Also in the cup quarter-finals tomorrow, holders Kool Kats, who have opened their league campaign with two wins out of two, travel to face Falkirk Fury.