Fury withstood a late Blaze comeback to earn their first piece of silverware of the season in a thrilling Scottish Cup Final. Fury’s Hammerschmidt (26 points) and Boroughmuir’s Dover (24 points) both shone but it was the Falkirk sharpshooter who was named the game’s MVP.
The game opened with Blaze looking the stronger squad, the side from Boroughmuir establishing an early 9-4 lead, which continued onto 19-12. A quick couple of made baskets for Fury were able to bring the game back to 3 at the end of the quarter, Blaze leading 19-16. From that point onwards, the quarter was even with both sides going basket for basket in an unusually low scoring half for these two sides. At the half, Fury held a marginal lead, 29-32.
Falkirk began to grow in confidence and this helped them take the lead towards the end of the quarter, finding lay-ups from some great passing. Heading into the final period, Fury led 35-52, and had one hand on the 2017 Men’s Scottish Cup. Boroughmuir started the final quarter with a new-found lease of life, scoring the first 8 points of the quarter while holding Fury scoreless for the first 6 minutes of the period bringing the deficit to single digits. However, it would be Sony Centre Fury who were able to close out the game, Blaze forced to foul, to win the Men’s Scottish Cup once more, the final score 54-59.
Scottish Cup Final
Boroughmuir Blaze 54-59 Sony Centre Fury