SBC Opening Night

Basketball Scotland Scottish Basketball Championships SBC

Scottish Basketball Season Tip-Off set.

Last season was not one short of excitement, with the Division 1 Men’s league coming down to some crucial games. The Women’s Premiere division was dominated by The City of Edinburgh and Division 1 being controlled by St Mirren, who only lost once all season – which was to the afore mentioned City of Edinburgh, causing for calls that they should be inducted into the Premiere Division. The Junior leagues were full of excitement too, with some of the league dominant teams being humbled in the cup competitions, showing the competitiveness of Scottish Basketball.

Senior National League

City of Edinburgh Basketball

With St Mirren winning the Men’s league, they could only finish runners up in The Playoffs, losing to The City of Edinburgh Kings. The Kings also went on to collect the Scottish Cup defeating Boroughmuir Blaze.

New additions to Division 1 are Edinburgh Lions who won the Division 2 Playoffs after finishing joint first on the regular season.

On the Women’s side, League Champions City of Edinburgh did not feature in the Scottish Cup Final, as Edinburgh University took on and defeated Lady Rocks. However, City of Edinburgh returned for The Playoff Finals, only for Edinburgh Uni to claim the Playoff and Cup double.

Junior National League

The Juniors had a season to remember as Sony Centre Fury (1 loss all season) and The City of Edinburgh Kool Kats (undefeated) collecting league titles for the U18 Men and Women respectively.

Fury went on to have a very good season they defeated Perth Phoenix in the Cup but couldn’t hold off Stirling Knights in the Playoff Final.

Grampian Flyers finished first in Division 2 and Glasgow Rocks lifted the Playoff Final Trophy.

Kool Kats themselves completed the treble defeating Lady Rocks in the Cup Final and Boroughmuir Blaze in the Playoff Final, showing their domination of Basketball.

U16

Stirling Knights handled business in Division 1, with only one loss. Knights couldn’t translate their league form into cup success as it was Tayside Musketeers who took on City of Edinburgh Kings, with Kings claiming the throne. The Playoff Final saw League Champions and Cup winners put it all on the floor with one of the most exciting games of the season. Knights came narrowly out on top to do the League and Playoff double.

Perth Phoenix claimed the Women’s League with Lady Rocks losing out on head to head. It was these two teams who battled it out in the Cup and Playoff Finals. Lady Rocks sought retribution for League upset by claiming both Playoff and Cup Finals.

 

2018-19

Opening Night is right around the corner and teams can’t wait to get underway and chalk the first W on the board. With this, BasketballScotland have released the provincial list of match ups for Opening Night.

Friday the 31st August will be the official opening day of Scottish Basketball’s season. The Men’s Division 1 will officially get us underway however all leagues get started during that weekend.

Men

31 Aug 2018

CITY OF EDINBURGH v STIRLING KNIGHTS

SONY CENTRE FURY v GLASGOW STORM

ST MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND v EDINBURGH LIONS

01 Sep 2018

DUNFERMLINE REIGN v BOROUGHMUIR BLAZE

GLASGOW UNIVERSITY v EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

Div 2

01 Sep 2018

HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY v GLASGOW UNIVERSITY B

02 Sep 2018

AYRSHIRE TORNADOES v NORTH LANARKSHIRE

03 Sep 2018

PERTH PHOENIX v CITY OF EDINBURGH KINGS B

Women

01 Sep 2018    GLASGOW UNIVERSITY v EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

LADY ROCKS v POLONIA PHOENIX

02 Sep 2018    SONY CENTRE FURY v GLASGOW FEVER

ST MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND v WEST LOTHIAN WOLVES

U18 Men

01 Sep 2018

DUNFERMLINE REIGN v BOROUGHMUIR BLAZE

GLASGOW ROCKS v STIRLING KNIGHTS

SONY CENTRE FURY v GRAMPIAN FLYERS

PERTH PHOENIX v GLASGOW RENS

ST MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND v WEST LOTHIAN WOLVES

Div 2

01 Sep 2018    NORTH LANARKSHIRE v WEST LOTHIAN WOLVES B

GLASGOW CITY v GLASGOW ROCKS

INVERNESS CITY v MADSONS

CITY OF EDINBURGH v HIGHLAND BEARS

WEST EDINBURGH WARRIORS v BOROUGHMUIR BLAZE B

 

 

U18 Women

02 Sep 2018    ST MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND v WEST LOTHIAN WOLVES

PERTH PHOENIX v SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COLLIERS

 

U16 Men

01 Sep 2018

DUNFERMLINE REIGN v BOROUGHMUIR BLAZE

GLASGOW CITY v MADSONS

ST MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND v WEST LOTHIAN WOLVES

SONY CENTRE FURY v GRAMPIAN FLYERS

INVERNESS CITY v STIRLING KNIGHTS

 

Div 2

NORTH LANARKSHIRE CHIEFS v CITY OF EDINBURGH B

PERTH PHOENIX v GLASGOW RENS

GLASGOW ROCKS v BOROUGHMUIR BLAZE B

02 Sep 2018

SONY CENTRE FURY B v AYR STORM

 

U16 Women

01 Sep 2018

LADY ROCKS v POLONIA PHOENIX

CITY OF EDINBURGH v INVERNESS CITY

02 Sep 2018

ST MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND v WEST LOTHIAN WOLVES

PERTH PHOENIX v GLASGOW CITY

Div 2

01 Sep 2018

FRASERBURGH STORM v GLASGOW FEVER

CITY OF EDINBURGH B v HIGHLAND BEARS

 

 

All fixtures are liable to change. Full fixture list can be found here.

Photo Credit: BasketballScotland