FALKIRK FURY CLINCH SCOTTISH LEAGUE

falkirk fury 568Falkirk Fury clinched the Scottish League title for the second time in their history by seeing off rivals Edinburgh Kings 73-60 in a winner-take-all climax to the campaign.

But the new champions had to rally from 11 points down at half-time to end their hosts’ hopes of a tenth title in eleven years.

It was Jonny Bunyan who came up big when it mattered when Edinburgh led 51-48 with five minutes left.

The Glasgow Rocks guard hit one of four three-pointers in the final period to spark a 13-3 run which took his side clear and the Kings, for once, had no response.

“It means so much to everyone,” said Bunyan, whose father John coaches the side.

“In the first half, when we were done, you think it’s over but we fought back. We’ve had some great league battles with them over the last few years but this is the first time it’s meant something. It’s just a great win.”

Edinburgh, who demolished Falkirk in this season’s Cup semi-finals before lifting the trophy, had no excuses for blowing a 36-25 half-time cushion.

“We just stopped making shots and we stopped playing in the second half,” said coach Doug Reilly.

The sides meet again in a friendly next Saturday at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena ahead of the BBL Trophy final.

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