It truly has been a season like no other for our Scottish professional teams, but that didn’t stop them facing their last games of the season with determination, and a hunger to win.
Caledonia Pride took to the court for the final time on Wednesday night as they faced league leader’s Sevenoaks Suns, in an attempt to end the season on a high note. After Pride got the first basket of the game, Suns responded with a basket of their own, and eventually went on a hot streak securing a lead that they would hold for the reminder of the game. However, the determination, resilience and fight that Pride have shown throughout the season, continued to shine during the game as they fought to the bitter end. Unfortunately it was not to be for Pride as they fell short 61-75. Read the full report here.
Two more statistical milestones were achieved during the game as Sian Phillips reached 119 steals in all competitions, tying with Hannah Robb for most all-time for Pride, with Rose Harvey also reaching 50 assists.
Well done to both Sian and Rose, and everyone else who reached a milestone over the season!
It was also the last time Pollyanna Storie and Ella Doherty will put on the Pride jersey, as they are head off to Canada and Toledo University respectively next season. Good luck from us at basketballscotland in your new adventure.
Over in the BBL, Glasgow Rocks faced London Lions in their final game of the 2020/21 season.
Determined to end the season with a win, Rocks went out fighting from the first whistle which left the 2 teams in a close battle throughout their encounter. Despite going up 10-2 in the first three minutes, Lions were hot on the Rock’s tail as they chased them to end the quarter all tied up at 19 a piece.
Lions slowly started to pull away in the second and third quarter, but not without Rocks making it hard for them to do so. Despite the visitor’s having a 15-point advantage heading into the final quarter, Rocks were not going to give up without a fight! Despite giving it there all in the final quarter, Rocks fell short in as they lost by a narrow 5-points against the visitors. Read the full report here.
Well done to both Caledonia Pride, Glasgow Rocks and all the staff behind the scenes for playing during this challenging season. Looking forward to seeing you back on the court later in the year!