BASKETBALL: King’s Lynn Fury go into tomorrow’s home match against National League Development South East Division leaders Greenwich Titans, 6pm, knowing just one win from their final three matches will secure a play-off spot.
They defeated bottom of the table Anglia Ruskin University 79-48 to move second in the table, although Southwark Pride are favourites to pip them to the second automatic promotion spot.
Six triples from Mindaugas Spukas 3, Eivydas Aleska 2 and Giedrius Pakalniskis saw Fury 30-14 ahead after the first quarter against ARU.
They had built a useful 41-28 interval lead and Spukas got the scoreboard rolling again in the third period, hitting three consecutive triples in a 9-2 run, which effectively put the result beyond doubt.
Defensively Fury’s work rate saw ARU restricted to just eight points in the stanza as Fury headed into the final period holding a comfortable 58-36 advantage.
Given the more ferocious battles ahead, Fury coach James Bamfield ensured that all players got a run, including a number of academy players.
These youngsters gave a good account of themselves with Saul Holland particularly impressive.
Deividas Butkevicius helped himself to eight points in the final three minutes.
Spukas, with seven triples, top-scored with 21 points.