The 2019 SBC Playoffs concluded at Oriam over the weekend with the Division 1 Playoff Finals, spread across two days of action and enjoyed by hundreds of supporters.
The event showcased the final games of the season after more than 50 playoff fixtures had been played across Scotland throughout the month of March.With 12 Divisions competing in the SBC this year, the following summary will take a look back at all the winners from each of the Playoff Finals:
16 Women NDL
Knights Fury Central went behind to Dunfermline Reign in the first quarter but pulled the game back to one point at HT. Central took control in the second half and claimed the title of champions.
FT score: Central 46-37 Reign
16 Men NDL
Panthers and West Lothian Wolves Academy met in the final after they beat Madsons and South Lanarkshire Colliers respectively. Wolves led by 14 at half-time and retained the lead as a second half fightback from Panthers fell short.
FT score: Panthers 44-50 Wolves
16 Women D2
Fraserburgh made the long journey to Dunfermline worthwhile with a comfortable victory over Glasgow Fever. The teams were neck in neck in the first half but Storm’s second half offense proved too much for Glasgow.
FT score: Storm 54-44 Fever
16 Men D2
Played earlier in the month, Glasgow Rens won the Men’s U16 Division 2 Playoffs with a convincing win over Glasgow Rocks in the Division Two Final at Oriam.
FT score: Rens 96-61 Rocks
Ella Doherty scored the joint highest points total of the weekend, netting 38 points and also recording 12 rebounds as Perth Phoenix battled with Glasgow City to win the Playoffs and complete the 2018/19 season with a perfect record.
FT score: Phoenix 76-63 City
Like Phoenix in the Women’s division, Stirling ended the season unbeaten as they overcame West Lothian Wolves to complete the treble. William kemp led the scoring with 21 points.
FT score: Knights 79-71 Wolves
18 Men D2
A fast-paced encounter between the two sides, Inverness came out on top after a strong performance in the fourth pulled them away from Dundee.
FT score: Madsons 74-80 Lions
Shannon Beattie claimed the title of MVP with 38 points – the joint highest score of Finals weekend – and 5 rebounds as Lady rocks eased past St Mirren West College Scotland.
FT score: Rocks 79-38 St Mirren WCS
Sony Centre Fury ensured they didn’t leave Oriam trophyless as their Men’s Under 18s squad triumphed in the Final. Captain Sam Owens led by example with 22 points and six rebounds.
FT score: Fury 68-63 St Mirren WCS
After Perth took control early in the game – leading at HT 43-29 – Ayrshire recovered well and finished strongly as they forced overtime at St Columba’s. Only one team looked like wining in OT as Ayrshire claimed the win comfortably.
FT score: Tornadoes 82-74 Phoenix
Yhanavan Weiss inspired Lady Rocks to their second Playoff victory over St Mirren West College Scotland – the other being in the Women’s U18 Final – with 30 points and 9 rebounds.
FT Score: Rocks 65-49 St Mirren WCS
A fantastic end to the first day of action as Kings clinched the title with a 3 from Konrad Kantorski late in the game. Ali Mackay was selected as MVP with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
FT score: Kings 74-73 Fury