Boroughmuir Blaze outlast Falkirk Fury to win BBL Challenge Cup

Boroughmuir Blaze used a strong third-quarter display to overturn a half-time deficit on their way to claiming a 68-57 victory against Falkirk Fury in the BBL Challenge Cup, at the Emirates Arena.

The Scottish National League champions were behind at the break, but put together a strong 22-9 period in the third to take control.

Tomas Cicenas led the way with 19 points and eight rebounds, while former Worcester Wolves guard Eoghann Dover added 14 points, seven boards and four steals.

Blaze made the stronger start with the opening eight points, but Fury grew into the game with a dominant finish to the first quarter, storming ahead by five.

They led by as many as six at one stage in the second, but their advantage would be halved going into half-time, up 32-29. When play resumed, Boroughmuir took over with an 11-0 burst helping them establish a double-digit advantage by the end of the third.

The gap only grew as large as 12 points as Falkirk battled to stay in contention in the fourth, but their efforts would fall short despite Keith Bunyan – brother of Glasgow Rocks guard Jonny Bunyan – finishing with a game-high 20 points.

Falkirk Fury 57 (18,32,41) (Bunyan 20, Lubeigt 8, B Munnoch 7)
Boroughmuir Blaze 68 (13,29,51) (Cicenas 19, Dover 14, Nealon-Lina 12)

Source: BBL
Image: C.Cox