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Inverness City Lions not saying good Knight to promotion dream despite loss at Stirling

By Will Clark

Scottish Division Two

Stirling Knights 86

Inverness City Lions 73

INVERNESS City Lions are looking to keep their dream of promotion to the top flight of Scottish basketball alive, despite any hopes of winning Division Two all but gone.

City of Edinburgh Kings are crowned winners over Inverness City Lions
City of Edinburgh Kings are crowned winners over Inverness City Lions

Their title challenge was almost killed off when they lost 86–73 at league leaders Stirling Knights last week.

Now fourth-placed Inverness need to stay within the top four to qualify for the play-offs with a vital match against Glasgow City at Millburn Academy tomorrow.

Head coach John Kerray says they have a tough schedule of matches in their final four games, but still believes promotion is a possibility in their debut season.

“The title race is out of our hands now,” he conceded.

“With Knights having two easy games left, it is difficult to see anyone catching them now.

“We have four games including a tough away game against West Lothian left to battle for a top-four finish.

“If we finish in the top four we will qualify for the play offs and still have a chance to play for promotion to the first division.

“We had one of our best training sessions on Monday night, the players reflected on what went wrong and they know we need to learn how to close out these big games.”

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.

For Scottish Division Two fixtures, results and table click here.

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