St Mirren West College Scotland 73 v 67 Falkirk Fury
Something had to give when the two unbeaten teams in the league faced each other on Saturday. The early exchanges proved fruitless for both sides and two minutes had passed before Fury put some points on the board. The Falkirk team continued to put some points on the Board, which shook the Saints into life. Good possession eventually turned into points for St Mirren, with six coming from Robbie Stevenson and a good three pointer from Ally Harris. Mikey Irvine and Ross Piggott baskets saw the Saints take a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter
Despite rattling up a further 17 points during the second quarter, Fury continued piling on the pressure and some lacklustre defending didn’t help St Mirren’s cause. But 11 points from Robbie Stevenson saw the game level at half time – 33 apiece.
Fury raced out of the traps in the third quarter to take a five point lead. The Saints fought hard and clawed their way back into the game with Mikey Irvine in stellar form shooting a crucial three pointer to level the game at 40 all. St Mirren found their mojo and racked up the points with 12 from Irvine and a further 8 from Stevenson to take a third quarter lead 60-54.The tension continued right through to the end of the game, and with two minutes to go Fury were grinding their way back into the game. However, coach Stevenson called a time out that took the momentum out of Fury. With a further 11 points from Stevenson and tight teamwork the Saints ran out worthy winners 73 -67 and remain top of the league and unbeaten.