SBC GotW Preview: Sony Centre Fury v St Mirren
Sony Centre Fury v St Mirren
SBC Senior Men Division One
Friday 13th September, 20:00 tip
Grangemouth Sports Complex
The Scottish Basketball Championships returns for the 2019/20 season on Friday night as Game of the Week head’s to Grangemouth for opening night.
Sony Centre Fury host St Mirren in the first game of the campaign and, with both teams looking to end the season with some silverware, it’s set to be an explosive start to the SBC.
The two teams finished second and third respectively during 2018/19, with the sides also meeting in last season’s Scottish Cup Final. Fury came out on top on that occasion, lifting the cup after a 100-78 win.
Both teams have made a number of changes throughout the summer and will be hoping to start the new campaign with a win.
It’s been a successful pre-season for the two clubs, with Sony Centre Fury concluding their preparations with an 86-84 win v USA Select on Monday night.
In a spectacular hard fought gam Fury come out on top 86-84. Thanks to USA Select for a great game. 👍🏻💪🏻👏🏻
— FalkirkFury (@Furybball1) September 9, 2019
From the Coaches
St Mirren’s Head Coach, Matt Giroux, is hoping that a win over Fury will kickstart a successful campaign for his team:
“All of us at St Mirren are excited about the challenge of the season ahead. We have lost some experience from the squad but there is a real energy about our training sessions and we are working hard to blend new faces and youth with returning talent. We are keen to follow on from the success of the Senior Men’s teams of the past and feel that we have a squad that can compete and challenge for silverware this year. Personally, I am thrilled to be back at the club and working with excellent players and all the dedicated people behind the scenes at Basketball Paisley who are so committed to the success of our teams at all levels both on and off the court.
Opening away at Falkirk will be a formidable test as they are not only a big rival but are perennially one of the top teams in the country. We will have a great deal of respect for what they are capable of individually and collectively on the court Friday night. However, I believe our training and preseason matches have helped to prepare us for the opener and we will head through to Grangemouth looking to make a positive start to the new campaign.”
Stay up to date
Supporters are encouraged to head along to Grangemouth Sports Complex for the game, however the game will also be covered live via basketballscotland’s social channels – follow along on Twitter via @basketballscot!