For the second week running, King’s Lynn Fury lost out to one of the National League Development South East Division’s top two sides as Southwark Pride completed a season’s double with a 75-69 victory at Lynnsport.
It was more than six weeks since Fury last enjoyed home court advantage and the game opened at a terrific pace.
Fury managed five triples, from four players in a high-scoring opening quarter, which saw the teams share 50 points equally.
The second quarter was equally high paced but defences began to get a grip. Arnas Maziliauskas kept Fury moving with eight points but Pride edged into a
41-40 interval lead.
Pride were quickly out of the gate in the third quarter and opened a 60-51.
Under pressure and lacking a little composure, Fury found their three point attempts were failing to hit the target and, despite their best efforts, the gap remained stubbornly at five or above right through until the final minute of play.
Giedrius Pakalniskis hit six late points to narrow the gap to 73-69, however, Pride hit a couple of free throws and Fury committed a costly turn-over so their the final push proved futile.
Maziliauskas led the Fury with 21 points with Pakalniskis and Audrius Grekis each adding 12.
On Saturday, Fury finish their pre-Christmas schedule with a visit to Cambridge Cats.
The Cats have shown some improvement in recent weeks and this will not be an easy assignment for Fury.