The big bodies of Scottish Basketball were giving everything they had in the hopes of earning the 2008 Scottish Cup Championship.

Troon and City of Edinburgh went all out for 40 minutes, driving hard to the hoop and diving for loose balls all over the court before the Kings were eventually crowned Champions.

Troon were up against a strong Edinburgh side - which included no fewer than four Scotland internationals.

Kevin Anderson, Garreth Lodge, Simon Flockhart and Laurie Costello all played for Edinburgh.

And it was no real surprise when they picked up their second straight Senior Men"s title.

Edinburgh controlled the opening tip, putting the ball into Kevin Anderson hands for the first basket of the game.

But Troon battled bravely and stayed within three points thanks to Ashley Holm"s seven points in the first four minutes.

Kings" forward Simon Flockhart was awarded the opportunity to extend his team"s lead to six after a Euan Campbell technical foul.

The lead was eventually extended to 15 points and remained the same for the final two minutes of the initial quarter.

Troon"s Ritchie Martin had his buzzer beating three pointer roll off the rim, closing the quarter behind the Kings by a score of 31-16.

Troon"s porous defence turned into a ball hounding, rebound grabbing monster.

The extra effort paid off, holding the Kings to only nine points.

The Tornadoes capitalized offensively scoring 16 points and climbing within eight points at the close of the half.

Holm"s points were a team high and all came in the first quarter.

Australian born Brett Jefferies continued to drive the Kings offensively, scoring nine points in the third quarter as Edinburgh extended their lead to as much as 17 points.

Laurie Costello had the chance to keep the lead at 17 but, missed both his free throws with 1.1 left on the clock in the third.

The fourth quarter was not any better for the Tornadoes as they allowed the Kings to extend their lead to 19 points before calling time out with 7:49 left in the game. Jefferies was unstoppable, while teammate Campbell was hot, scoring 10 points in the second half, including two treys.

The final score was Edinburgh 79-60 over Troon.

Jefferies finished the game with 28 points for the Kings. Other top scorers were Kevin Anderson and Campbell with 17 and 15 each.

Troon was led offensively by Ifadade Thomas, who scored 12 points in a losing effort. Ross Campbell chipped in 10, while Ritchie Martin added nine.

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