For this week’s SBC Game of the Week, we will be in Edinburgh to watch Boroughmuir Blaze take on Sony Centre Fury at the Crags. Both teams last met back in October of last year in Grangemouth where Fury defeated Blaze 78-63.
The home team this week, Boroughmuir Blaze come into Friday’s game sitting in second place in the Men’s SBC and looking to bounce back from their 2018 Cup Final defeat to City of Edinburgh Kings back in January. Blaze are a team who run an efficient half-court offense with a number of players who can shoot the ball from deep. Eoghann Dover, Sam Stott and Ben Warrington are all averaging double-digits in points for the season, giving the team a number of options on the offensive side of the floor.
We had a chance to speak with Captain, Eoghann Dover to find out his thoughts ahead of the fixture;
“I feel like it’s been a bit of a messy year for us as we haven’t found consistency so Friday is all about making more progress so that we can make an impact in the playoffs. I think we made big steps with our performance against St. Mirren last week and we’ll be looking to take that forward to this Friday with another positive performance. Fury’s a team we’ve not matched up to well against so we just want to go out and play and see what happens.”
The visitors in this week’s game, Sony Centre Fury sit in joint third place in the league with City of Edinburgh. The three-point threat of Adam Hammershmidt, Eddy Leginas and Keith Bunyan has been a force to reckon with all season, with the trio regularly shooting their way out of large deficits.
We caught up with Fury coach, John Bunyan to hear his thoughts on the season so far and what the focus needs to be heading into Friday’s game;
“Our team head into the Blaze game after a solid performance against Edinburgh University, where we played well at both ends off the floor. Blaze always provide a tough test and have been big opponents of ours in the past few seasons, competing with us for a number of titles. Our season has seen us lose out in a Cup Final spot by a point and potentially the Championship by a similar scoreline, so the difference this season between the success of last season has been small but ultimately crucial. Our focus is now defending our Play-Off title and our game against Blaze is very much part of that. Simon and his team are always well prepared and we will need to be at our best to get the win.”
Boroughmuir Blaze will play host to Sony Centre Fury on Friday the 9th February at 8:20pm.
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