Season 2017-2018 Opening Tournaments

Not long until we get the balls bouncing with the Men’s season opening tournaments on Sunday 3rd and 10th September. Teams currently scheduled to participate (subject to verification to Jim Connor):

Sunday 3rd September – Div 3 & 4
Ayr Masters
Ayrshire Tornadoes
Bishopton Broncos
Glasgow City
Glasgow Fever
Paisley 3
Renfrew Rocks 3

Format: Each team will have 6 games during the day – Games will be 20 mins running clock. Teams will need to provide scorers for games either before or after their game (just noting scores and fouls against shirt numbers not names). Team players do not have to be registered with BS for this tournament but in the spirit of the tournament please only bring players who will be turning out for your team.

Sunday 10th September – Div 1 & 2
Ayr Storm
Clyde Cavaliers
Glasgow Fever
Lockerbie Tornadoes
Paisley BC
Renfrew Rocks 1
Renfrew Rocks 2
St Mirren

Format: Each team will have 6 games during the day – Games will be 25 mins running clock. There will be a final play off between the two teams with the best record at the end of the pool games. Teams will need to provide scorers for games either before or after their game (just noting scores and fouls against shirt numbers not names). Team players do not have to be registered with BS for this tournament but in the spirit of the tournament please only bring players who will be turning out for your team.

Extra Notes:
Schedules will be amended if there are any withdrawals.
The tournaments will be used for referee education as the format is an excellent teaching opportunity for officials. We ask that all players and coaches are understanding of this fact and appreciate that without developing the officials our game will never progress and that exemplary behaviour from all is expected. Any dissent or verbal/physical abuse of other players or officials will be strictly dealt with.

If anyone has any queries or needs to withdraw a team please contact me immediately.


Jim Connor
SLBA League Secretary

SLBA League Winners Season 2016/17

Division1 Men

Glasgow Storm

Division1 top scorer Fotis Vlachos Oatlands 18.00 ppg

Division2 Men

Renfrew Rocks

Division2 top scorer David Porter North Lanarkshire Chiefs 20.89 ppg

Division3 men


Division3 top scorer Ross Black SPRA 20.00 ppg

Division4 men

North Lanarkshire Titans

Division 4 top scorer Kavanc Altin Dunoon Lions 18.42 ppg

Senior women

Glasgow Fever 2

Senior Women top scorer Rachel Simpson Glasgow Fever 3 20.42 ppg

Junior Men

Glasgow City

Junior Men top Scorer Alexander Geddes Glasgow City 55.14 ppg

Cadet Men


Cadet top scorer Shaun Thomas Glasgow Rocks 22.66 ppg

Cadette women

Ayr Storm

Cadette Women top Scorer Emily Nolan Ayr Storm 24.67 ppg

U14 men


U14 top scorer M. Thomson North Lanarkshire Chiefs 24.20 ppg



SLBA Cup Finals 2017

Senior Men Anderson Cup
Glasgow Storm 111 – 71 Oatlands
top scorers
Nester Lasuncion Glasgow Storm 25 pts
Brian Grassie Oatlands 22 pts
MVP Nester Lasuncion Glasgow Storm


Glasgow Storm captain Andrea Tuni receives the Anderson Cup from SLBA chairman Allan Turner

Glasgow Storm. Anderson Cup winners season 2016/17

Anderson Cup Final MVP Nester Lasuncion receives the MVP trophy from SLBA chairman Allan Turner


Senior women final

Ayr Storm 38 – 71 Glasgow Fever

Top scorers

Rebecca Morrison Ayr Storm 19 pts

Rosanne Barr Glasgow Fever 14 pts

Rachel Simpson Glasgow Fever 14 pts

MVP Julie Duff Glasgow Fever

Glasgow Fever winners of Senior women cup season 2016/17

Ayr Storm

Susanne Burns Glasgow Fever captain receives the senior women Cup from SLBA chairman Allan Turner

Julie Duff Senior women cup MVP receives her trophy from SLBA chairman Allan Turner.


Consolation Cup Final

Renfrew Rocks 78 – 60 North Lanarkshire Titans

top scorers

Dan Quinn NL Titans 18 pts

Ross McKenna NL Titans 18 pts

Derek Shankland Renfrew Rocks 16 pts

MVP Gary Brown Renfrew Rocks

Renfrew Rocks Consolation Cup winners season 2016/17

North Lanarkshire Titans

Renfrew Rocks Captain David Adams receives the Consolation Cup from SLBA chairman Allan Turner

Consolation Cup MVP Gary Brown of Renfrew Rocks receives his trophy from SLBA chairman Allan Turner

Cadet Cup Final

St.Mirren 92 – 21 South Lanarkshire Colliers

top scorers

Craig Miller St.Mirren 14pts

Stuart Berry St.Mirren 14 pts

MVP Stuart Berry St.Mirren

St.Mirren SLBA Cadet cup winners 2016/17

South Lanarkshire Colliers

Cadette Cup Final

South Lanarkshire Colliers 51 – 50 Ayr Storm OT

Top Scorers

Petra Kurcikova Ayr Storm 19 pts

Abbie Middleton Ayr Storm 17 pts

Abigail Paterson SL Colliers 13 pts

MVP Abbie Middleton Ayr Storm

South Lanarkshire Colliers SLBA cadette cup winners 2016/17

Ayr Storm

Cadette cup final MVP Abbie Middleton Ayr Storm

Junior Men Cup Final

Ayr Storm 39 – 118 Glasgow City

top scorers

Alexander Geddes Glasgow City 44 pts

Liam Downing Glasgow City 32 pts

MVP  Liam Downing Glasgow City

Glasgow City SLBA junior Cup winners 2016/17

Ayr Storm


Clyde Cavaliers U16/U14 boys are looking for games.

Ronnie Millar at Clyde Cavaliers, looking to arrange some friendly games with his group of boys who are in the U16/U14 age groups. They have just started playing basketball and are not experienced enough to enter into the SLBA leagues yet. Anyone who could offer him some friendly games to help with their development please contact Ronnie at the following email address

Jack Bugge Obituary

Jack was a former chairman of the S.L.B.A., and throughout his life contributed greatly to the sport of Basketball, covering the whole of the Strathclyde area. As a quite formidable player well into his 70’s, he was instrumental in developing the Strathclyde Basketball Masters team.
He was a true gentlemen within the sport and was respected by all other players due to his sporting attitude within the game.
He developed his player skills as a member of the now famous Smugglers Basketball Club, based in Clydebank, through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. He played as a centre and although his position required strength and power as well as his height advantage, he displayed a skilful soft touch with his devastating short range jump shot.

Taking over as Chairman of the SLBA in its early years, he drove Basketball with a passion and an enthusiasm normally reserved for much younger men. He continued to support the SLBA
after retiring from his post and often attended Strathclyde finals events, presenting trophies and
talking up the game of basketball with other visiting dignitaries and basketball friends alike.
He experienced coaching at International level in 1973 when he was appointed head coach to the under 18 men’s team.

He was a great ambassador for the sport and will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Jack’s funeral is at 2:30pm on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at Clydebank Crematorium

Allan Turner Chairman SLBA

Coach Suspension

Please note that Coach Ernst from North Lanarkshire Titans has been suspended for a Code of Conduct violation from the following 7 SLBA games:

Cup Game: 5/10/16 Calderglen Spartans vs NL Titans

League Games:
25/10/2016 Ayr Storm 2 vs NL Titans 2
27/10/2016 Renfrew Rocks 2 vs NL Titans
30/10/2016 Dumbarton Dodgers vs NL Titans
01/11/2016 NL Titans vs SPRA
03/11/2016 NL Titans 2 vs NL Chiefs 2
14/11/2016 Glasgow Fever 2 vs NL Titans 2

Coach Ernst is not allowed to be in the hall at any time for any of these games.

This suspension is for SLBA games only.

We would also like to stress that the Executive Committee will punish all code of conduct violations against match officials to the fullest and would ask all club officials to pass this information to their own coaches and players.