Fraserburgh Storm U12 boys have concluded their already successful season winning their club’s first ever National title.
The boys started their season in the Regional Development League where they competed against 14 other teams from around the region.
They were in terrific form from day one and continued to go from strength to strength winning the league undefeated.
This fantastic achievement was rewarded with a place in the National Challenge where the top 14 teams from around the country went head to head.
With over 160 boys competing and 200 spectators this proved to be a great spectacle. The Storm boys competed in group C against South Lanarkshire Colliers, Tayside, Falkirk Fury and Edinburgh Kings.
Storm took to the court beating South Lanarkshire comfortably. Signs of nerves in the second game troubled Fraserburgh against Tayside as they pressed hard.
However, the boys were able to hold on to a two-point lead giving them the confidence to see out the morning undefeated. There was no time to be be complacent as Storm were to play against two of Scotland leading teams, St.Mirren & Stirling Knights in the final.
A disastrous start saw Storm lose their first game of the season to a strong Stirling Knights team by just one basket.
The final game against St.Mirren didn’t start well as Storm struggled to contain their dominating post player who was named MVP for the Scotland U12 boys this season. However, In a dramatic turn of events, coach Leo Harper decided made a risky tactical change, double teaming the talented St.Mirren post player and pressing the ball. St.Mirren for the first time lost their fluency and the momentum took a turn in Fraserburgh’s favour.
With just 30 seconds to play it was down to who wanted it more and Fraserburgh scored that all illusive basket, beating St.Mirren by two points. St.Mirren had to beat Stirling in the final game by 2pts for Storm to be crowned champions.
St.Mirren somehow pulled of the un-thinkable, one point down with twenty second to play, came back and did enough to make sure that Fraserburgh Storm were crowned national champions.