AYR Storm U16 men closed their debut season in the Scottish Basketball Championship Divison 2 with a stunning last minute performance to complete the double over Inverness City Lions. he home side started well with five different scorers in the first period as the visitors relied on just three players to keep them in touch.

Ayr took the period 19-15. However in P2 Ayr dried up and had to rely on point guard Paul Gibbons feeding passes to Mathew Keegan who scored 12 of Ayr 14points in P2 as they edged it 14-13 to lead by five at the half-time interval.

The team came out sharper in the third period, with Matthew Morrison joining Gibbons and Keegan to score from both inside and outside the paint and suddenly the gap was up to 10 but the visitors' Owen Heddle, who was unavailable for the game earlier in the season as he was trialing in Spain, hit a big three then a couple of inside shots to cut it back to five points and tie period three 18:18.

This seemed to lift Lions in period four as they took the lead for the first time and then stretched nine points ahead.

Ayr were still behind by seven going into the closing minute and after a great shot from the elbow by Gabriel Lorimer, pressure on the in-ball paid off and two more points were secured. A defensive rebound led to a fast break for Keegan and suddenly it was a one-point game.

A time out allowed coach Danny Gibbons draw up a final play - and the Lions defense were too slow and fouled Paul Gibbons as he was in the act of shooting.

The Ayr captain went to the line and calmly sank his two shots to take Storm a point up with 4.6 seconds left. The final fling from Inverness fell short as the buzzer went and Ayr secured a great win to ensure a top half finish. FT: Ayr Storm 71 Inverness City Lions 70.

The following day it was the turn of the boys and girls in the U10 and U12 teams to shine as Ayr were asked to host the final West RDL qualification day for the BasketballScotland National Challenge. Belmont Academy hall was a great venue enjoyed by the five visiting clubs and their spectators.

Ayr Storm had two under-10 mixed teams, one U12 girls and U12 boys team competing and all the sides competed well picking up wins through the day.

Highlight was the U12 girls who combined with their results in the previous round have earned an invite to compete at the National Challenge in Perth as one of the two West region teams. Up in Garnock Valley the U14 boys' results mean they go into a playoff to see if they can win an invite to be a West team at their age groups National Challenge event in Inverness.