Glasgow Storm travel the short distance to Renfrewshire on Friday night as they get ready to face the 2017-18 SBC Champions, St Mirren West College Scotland.
Saints got their season off to a strong start last time out, taming league newcomers Edinburgh Lions with a convincing 122-69 victory at home. The Paisley side have also been involved in BBL pre-season playing host to the Glasgow Rocks earlier in the week. Despite being able to hold their own, the SBC side fell, 106-58.
Storm, however, opened up their 2018-19 SBC account with a tight, 67-60 loss to Sony Centre Fury in the opening weekend. A tight affair with a strong Falkirk based side. Glasgow Storm Head Coach Barry Scott acknowledged their poor start to a lack of pre-season, saying:
“Due to circumstances outside of our control we’ve pretty much had no pre season preparation which no doubt hurts us.”
Despite this, the club are confident in their abilities with Scott continuing,
“However, we have a very strong squad this year, we’re very rough around the edges at the moment but we’re looking forward to every practice and game as each is where we will make ourselves the team we know we can be this year. I’m not at all shy to say we are going to be going into every game with the mindset that we are going to come out with the win”
The team from Glasgow will be going looking for more than just a win to chalk up on the league table, but bragging rights over the reigning League Champions and a local derby. Team Captain Calum Bryson commented,
“Friday’s game is always one we look forward to. Taking on the league champions in their back yard should get any team excited. With St Mirren being our local rivals, this game is as much about pride and bragging rights as it is winning.”
St Mirren swept the season series 2-0 last season and will be looking to post their second consecutive league win on the board and continue their reign over the Storm.
Glasgow Storm will thunder into the Lagoon Leisure Centre tonight for a 20:15 tip.