Kings hope to blow away Tornadoes in cup clash

EDINBURGH Kings may have won the Scottish League title five times in the last six years, but they still have considerable work to do to erase their abysmal Scottish Cup record when they meet their close rivals, Troon Tornadoes, in the final at the Pleasance Games Hall, Edinburgh University tomorrow at 2.15pm.

It was 50 years ago that a Scottish Basketball Cup final was first played at this site when Edinburgh Hornets beat Phoenix 76-31. This will be the City of Edinburgh men's 14th senior cup final and they are seeking only their fourth win.

It will also be the fifth occasion on which they have faced the Tornadoes and the Ayrshire outfit lead the head-to-head 3-1, the Kings' only success being a hotly-disputed 64-63 win at the Kelvin Hall in 2001.

Scottish women's champions St Mirren will also seek to sink Edinburgh team Polonia Phoenix in the women's final at 12.05pm.