SAINTS, ROCKS SECURE SCOTTISH CUP

St. Mirren upset Falkirk Fury to lift the Scottish Cup with an 88-68 victory in the final at The Pleasance.

It was the first trophy for 11 years for Stuart Glass’ men who seized control in the second quarter and never looked back against a Falkirk side that failed to live up to their tag as favourites.

The Paisley outfit – paced by 25 points and 11 rebounds from Nick Collins – led 41-32 at half-time, executing freely as Fury’s defence folded.

And they eventually raced as much as 75-44 in front with eight minutes left before a late Falkirk rally salvaged some pride.

“We’d been rehearsing for this for weeks and we did nothing here that we hadn’t done in practice,” said Glass, a player on the 2001 team. “Plus we produced some form which we haven’t always done this season.

“Basketball’s a funny game. Once one team goes ahead, sometimes heads go down on the other team and you can build a big lead. But I though we deserved this.”

Roni Gordon had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Falkirk.

Rona: Corkin display

Rocks crush Kats

Glasgow Rocks lifted the women’s Cup with a 72-60 victory over Edinburgh Kool Kats with Scotland cap Rona Corkindale claiming 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Ailidh Hood added 19 for the Rocks, who were 31-25 in front at the break before Edinburgh cut the gap to two late in the third quarter.

But a 13-5 burst eventually saw Glasgow pull decisively away to overwhelm the Cup holders.

RESULTS

Senior Men: St. Mirren 88 Falkirk Fury 68

Senior Women: Glasgow Rocks 72 Edinburgh Kool Kats 60

U18 Men: St Mirren 76 Tayside Musketeers 49

U18 Women: Polonia Phoenix 40 St Mirren 55

U16 Men: Edinburgh Kings 67 Boroughmuir Blaze 53

U16 Women: Polonia Phoenix 49 Glasgow Rocks 48

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