King’s Lynn Fury returned to National League action with an impressive 78-67 win at Anglia Ruskin University on Saturday.
An outing at bottom-of-the table Ruskin, who had lost all six of their matches, proved the perfect way for Fury to get back on track after a matchless period before a showdown with the Development League South East’s early leaders Greenwich Titans and Southwark Pride.
Fury controlled from the start and any fear of ring rust was swept away as they stormed into a 15-0 lead, courtesy of five three point plays.
The youthful Fury side, who featured several Development players, continued the free scoring for long periods, shaking off any nerves the first time starters may have had.
Ruskin got on the board to cut the lead to 15-5 by the end of the first period but Fury began the second in similar fashion to the first, reeling off a 12-2 run to put them in command at 27-7.
The hosts enjoyed their best period of the match, using a 19-8 run to reduce the deficit and maintain an interest in the outcome, reaching the interval with the score at 35-26 in favour of Fury.
The third quarter saw Ruskin close the gap to 43-39 before Fury used a 16-2 run to re-establish their dominance and enter the final period with a 59-43 advantage. This increased to 70-48 with five minutes remaining and, despite, a late run from Ruskin, based around a 13-4 burst, which halved that deficit, they never threatened Fury’s overall dominance and the ultimate outcome.