King’s Lynn Fury tomorrow finally get back to home court action when they take on Southwark Pride at Lynnsport, 6pm.
The Pride gave Fury their only other defeat in the season opener so this becomes one of Fury’s most important games of the season.
A win and they remain in the title mix; defeat gives them a lot of work to do in the New Year. So to welcome the fans back to the Lynnsport Arena for the first time since September, Fury are offering all ‘kids for a quid’. If you are 11 years of age or under it’s free entry; U16s for £1.
Club promoter, Kevin Holland, said: “It feels like we’re starting the season all over again this Saturday.
“We have been looked after well at King’s Lynn Academy whilst the hoops were replaced at Lynnsport, but Lynnsport is our home and there is no other venue in basketball that has the same atmosphere when we have a couple of hundred fans shouting and cheering us home.
“Saturday’s game vs Pride is a massive one. We need to get one over them after they beat us early on and we need to get back on track after the Greenwich loss on Sunday.
“Both Greenwich Titans and Southwark Pride are flying high and we need to put down a marker and let them know this league will not be easy. With the fans behind the Fury at home, we’re a match for anyone in the country.”
Greenwich Titans 99
By Andy Milbourne
Fury began a crucial month of National League action with a disappointing defeat at the hands of divisional leaders Greenwich Titans in London on Sunday afternoon.
With only one previous defeat, but a number of games in hand, Fury knew that a good December, during which they face the top two teams, was vital to maintain their hopes of the title.
The Titans are a very different team to that which Fury faced two seasons ago. They have been scoring plenty of points during their run to the top of the table and demonstrated why as they got off to a flying start to lead 31-18 at the end of the first quarter.
Fury tightened things up in the second period but whilst matching their opponents’ scoring could not make the breakthrough so the deficit remained at 12, 50-38 at the interval.
The Titans got back on top in the third, once again outscoring the Fury to ensure that they held a comfortable 74-54 advantage going into the final stanza.
Offensively Fury enjoyed their best period of the game but once again they could only match the Titans’ scoring and were unable to threaten a turnaround in fortunes.
Arnas Maziliauskas paced the Fury with 23 points, Giedrius Pakalniskis added 19 and Audrius Grekis 16.
Team W L Void Dif Pts
Greenwich 8 1 0 200 16
Southwark 6 1 0 57 12
Essex Bl 5 2 0 143 10
Lynn Fury 4 2 0 22 8