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Basketball – Oklahoma lures Portobello hoopsters

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In different suburbs of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA live two of the finest female basketball players who have ever pulled on a Scottish international shirt, writes Sandy Sutherland.One of them, Rose Anderson, could rightly...

Basketball – Kings and Kats back on court

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City of Edinburgh Basketball Club tip-off their season this weekend and Craig Nicol, who spent the summer as an assistant to the Great Britain (GB) under-16 team, has moved from coaching the club's men's...
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Petition for a basketball court at The Meadows falls foul of the rules

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A campaign calling for an outdoor basketball court to be constructed in the Meadows was all but ended when councillors warned it would need an Act of Parliament to go ahead.Edvinas Zailskas collected 364...

Caledonia Pride sign Cameroon International for 2018-19 Season

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Tia Weledji to play Pro Basketball for Scots' side Caledonia Pride are pleased to announce the signing of Princeton Tiger and Cameroon International Tia Weledji to Scotland’s female professional basketball team for the 2018-19 season....

Basketball – coach Garbelotto goes in shock move

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Basketball Scotland have confirmed they have terminated the contract of top coach Tony Garbelotto.The shock moves comes as Scotland’s men’s side prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.No reason was given in a short...

Women’s basketball – Pride call on home-bred talent

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Five Scottish youngsters have joined Caledonia Pride's programme for this season.The move underlines the commitment of Scotland’s only female professional basketball franchise to develop home-grown talent.Shawnisay Millar and Hansine Marshall return for their second...

Basketball – Kings and Kats in tough test

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City of Edinburgh Kings and Kats face tough home tests this weekend when they welcome St Mirren Saints and Tayside Musketeers in the Scottish Basketball Championship Leagues.Kings had a week off last weekend after...

Women’s basketball – Oakes back with Pride

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Caledonia Pride, Scotland's only professional women's basketball team, have confirmed the re-singing of American centre Tricia Oakes.She was Pride’s leading rebounder last year and she will bolster an already strong roster.Oakes impressed in her...

Women’s basketball – Pride name six Scots in line-up

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Caledonia Pride have confirmed that six home-bred players have committed to Scotland’s only female professional basketball team for this season.All six players have already gained Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) with Pride last season.Sharp-shooting...

Women’s basketball – Rosanna joins Pride with high hopes

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Caledonia Pride have signed American-born guard Rosanna Reynolds who joins the club from the Detroit Titans in Division 1 of the Women’s NCAA.There she was ranked first in assists and third in scoring and...

Basketball – Edinburgh clinch slot in English League

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City of Edinburgh Basketball Club’s under-18 and under-16 boys’ teams have been accepted to compete in Basketball England’s National Basketball League next season.The Kings will play in the North-East division which will see them...

Women’s basketball – narrow defeat for Scots

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Scotland lost narrowly to tournament hosts Malaysia in the MABA tournament despite moving to an early 8-0 lead on the back of two three-pointers from Sarah Thomson.Malaysia closed the gap and finished the first...

Women’s basketball – Malaysian tournament for Scotland

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Scotland's senior women have landed a trip to Malaysia to take part in an International Test Tournament in Kuala Lumpur from 13 - 17 June 2017.The team will go head-to-head with hosts Malaysia, two regional...

Women’s basketball – Pride have Northumbria in their sights

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Caledonia Pride entertain Team Northumbria at The Oriam on Sunday (tip-off 1pm) looking for revenge after a late defeat when the English side called recently.Scotland's first women's professional basketball squad believe they can earn...

Basketball – Caledonia Pride celebrate first win

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Caledonia Pride are celebrating after winning for the first time in the Women's British Basketball League. The women bounced back after their narrow 73-71 defeat at Cardiff Met Archers on Saturday, Sarah Wagstaff scoring 23...

Women’s basketball – Pride take Team Northumbria to overtime

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Women’s British Basketball League Trophy: Caledonia Pride 71, Team Northumbria 77 (after overtime)Caledonia Pride’s hopes of a first win were dashed when they were edged in overtime by Team Northumbria at The Oriam, Riccarton.The...

Basketball – Kings aim to bring down Saints in crunch clash

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Craig Reilly returned to full-strength City of Edinburgh Kings who faced St Mirren Saints on a revenge mission this evening.The skipper made his comeback today after a two-game ban while coach Craig Nicol is unavailable.Former coach...

Women’s basketball – Edinburgh at the double in Scottish Cup Finals

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City of Edinburgh Basketball Club enjoyed a double success at the Scottish Basketball Cup Finals in the National Performance Centre in Oriam at Riccarton near Edinburgh with their senior women and under-18 girls teams both...

Women’s basketball – Pride seek first win when Northumbria come calling

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Caledonia Pride entertain Team Northumbria at The Oriam on Saturday (tip-off 1pm) and the English side include two high-scoring players in their line-up.Alison Gorreu has scored 161 points so far this term and Chloe...

Women’s basketball – Pride dented but Sengers defends team

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Caledonia Pride lost at high-flying Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters but coach Bart Sengers saw positives in the performance.Indeed, the Scots cut the deficit to 48-39 at one stage and then missed lay-up chances which...

Womens’ basketball – Pride looking for early lift against Mystics

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Caledonia Pride take to the court today (Sunday, 1pm) at The Oriam, Ricarton, looking to start in top gear. They were certainly fired-up the last time they played Manchester Mystics at the National Basketball Performance...

Women’s Basketball – Caledonia Pride coach urges rest before new training year begins

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I spoke to the Caledonia Pride coach after the match last weekend.He is keen for the members of the women's professional basketball team to have a few days rest over Christmas before starting training...

Women’s Basketball – Pride start well but Leicester ease to victory

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American-born Natalie Bastian top scored with 15 points but Caledonia Pride, Scotland’s first women’s professional basketball team, lost 57-39 to Leicester Riders in the Women’s British Basketball League at Oriam at Riccarton near Edinburgh. The home...

Basketball – upbeat Thompson ready to challenge Leicester

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Sarah Thomson remains up-beat as she prepares for Saturday’s basketball test at home to Leicester (1pm) despite the disappointment of Caledonian Pride missing out of a victory on their debut. Thomson, who is returning to...

Basketball – Scotland U18 Men

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Scotland U18 Men ready for Euro B ChallengeScotland’s U18 Men are set to leave for Austria later this week as the team get ready to compete at this year’s European Championships, Division B.Having worked...

Basketball – European Championships – Div. C

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Scotland U18 Women win European Championships Division C ‏ Report courtesy of Cammy McLay (Basketball Scotland)Scotland’s U18 Women have secured this year’s European Championship Division C gold medal after an impressive win over host nation...

Basketball – GB Women U20 Squad Announced

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The final roster for the GB Under-20 Women British Basketball squad was announced this week. They travelled to Montenegro on Tuesday 30th June to compete at the European Championships Division B later this week.Scots...

Wheelchair basketball player chosen for Team GB

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Edinburgh wheelchair basketball player heads for Team GB Edinburgh based charity Ecas, which works with physically disabled people in Edinburgh and the Lothians, is supporting a wheelchair basketball player who is heading to Worcester with...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Common Weal Book Club: come along to the first 2015 meeting of the club! 7.30pm, Area C Coffee House, 239 Leith Walk.Artists Design for the British Stage: Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

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