Glasgow Rens 37 vs 74 St Mirren West College Scotland

Following on from their cup success and early season win over the Rens, St Mirren West College Scotland Junior Men travelled to Shawlands confident that they would see off the challenge from the Southsiders.  Typically the Rens started strongly and took an early 4-0 lead.  The opening exchanges saw the Rens maintain a slender advantage and St Mirren made heavy weather of reeling the Glasgow side in.  However a steal by Robbie Stevenson to bring it to 4-3 rallied the Saints into action and some fine passing action by jack Thompson to Ross Piggot and then Mike Irvine saw the Saints move up a gear. Eight points from Robbie Stevenson and six from Mikey Irvine and two points from Louis McLean in the first quarter (12-21) saw St Mirren close out the quarter with authority.

The Saints dominance continued in the second quarter, with Ally Harris in sparkling form banging in a hat trick of three pointers and an end to end steal giving him 11 points for the quarter.  Glasgow struggled to keep pace with St Mirren  and the game descended in confusion when the Saints captain, Jack Thompson was ejected from the game for a double technical.  Only one of a number of controversial decisions in that quarter, it still did  not help the Rens cause and emboldened St Mirren to continue the rout with three points from Stuart Berry, five more from Robbie Stevenson and two from Mikey Irvine.  At 27 -42 it was clear that St Mirren had this game sewn up.

St Mirren closed the game down in the third quarter with Emmanuel Kanwei guarding the Saints basket with confidence and scoring a lay up into the bargain.  Further moved the ball freely in the third quarter, with some outstanding possession play. A further six points apiece for Ally Harris and Robbie Stevenson and four more for Louis McLean saw St Mirren cruise to a 33-60 third quarter lead.

In the end, Glasgow grew weary of trying and solid defensive display by the Saints saw them limit the Rens to four points in the 4th.  Rounding off a trio of victories against them, winning 37-74

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