SBC 2016/17 Women’s Recap: Week 19

City Of Edinburgh continued their stellar season with a dominant victory over Tayside Muskies to claim the Scottish Cup crown. The Molten MVP of the game was Emma Findlay who had an impressive outing at Oriam, pouring in 20 points and hauling in 13 rebounds for a double-double performance.

The game began slowly, especially for Tayside who struggled to get their offense going. Kool Kats then quickly caught fire and started firing on all cylinders, building up a commanding lead while Muskies continued to search for their offence. At the end of the first, Kats led 24-7. Tayside did as well for a short amount of time, to start the second quarter, but at the half Muskies trailed 40-20, the half-time break serving as an opportunity to re-focus their attention ahead of the second half. The pattern of play continued after the break, with just 10 minutes remaining, Musketeers trailed by 29 points: 60-31. The minutes wound down and City of Edinburgh’s youngsters were able to get some Senior Cup Final minutes. The game ended, City of Edinburgh grabbing the first piece of silverware available this season and are Senior Women’s Scottish Cup Champions 2017.

– basketballscotland

Elsewhere, Fury earned a mid-week, away win at Polonia. Aside from the top spot, already clinched by Kats, positions 2-8 look set to shift and swap as teams look to secure position for the post-season.

Results
Scottish Basketball Championships (SBC)
Polonia Phoenix 47-57 Falkirk Fury

Scottish Cup Final
City Of Edinburgh 66-42 Tayside Musketeers

Table

Top 6

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points For Points Against Points Diff Points PCT
City Of Edinburgh 8 7 1 0 493 412 81 25 0
Sony Centre Fury 7 4 3 0 422 391 31 20 0
Tayside Musketeers 7 3 4 0 396 436 -40 19 0
Edinburgh University 7 4 3 0 404 395 9 19 0
Polonia Phoenix 7 1 6 0 333 395 -62 18 0
Lady Rocks 6 2 4 0 349 368 -19 17 0

Bottom 6

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points For Points Against Points Diff Points PCT
Glasgow Fever 7 3 4 0 355 342 13 19 0
St Mirren West College Scotland 6 5 1 0 396 351 45 18 0
St Andrews University 5 3 2 0 234 255 -21 15 0
Boroughmuir Blaze 5 3 2 0 338 271 67 14 0
Glasgow University 6 2 4 0 254 287 -33 14 0
Dunfermline Reign 3 0 3 0 115 186 -71 9 0

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