With this season"s senior men"s basketball honours having already been decided the few remaining games could be thought of as meaningless non events.

However, the spectators who turned up to watch the Troon Tornadoes versus Edinburgh Kings match must have thought that the game was a title decider as both teams played with an intensity associated with derby games.

Tornadoes made their usual slow start to the game and although 4 different players managed to score they could not get going and trailed by 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, with Ifadade Thomas scoring the team"s first 8 points, Tornadoes managed to step up the pace offensively and by half time they had narrowed the gap to 32-28.

Surprisingly Kings had only been called for 3 fouls in the whole of the first half whereas Tornadoes captain Euan Campbell had four personal fouls. In the third quarter Tornadoes seemed to catch fire with Thomas netting a further 9 points and Ross Campbell 11 as Tornadoes outscored Kings 27-20.

In the last quarter the game was tight throughout but with Kings up 72-71 Ross Campbell drew a double team and his assist saw Thomas made a three point play to give Tornadoes a 74-72 lead with only 1.4 seconds on the clock. With the ball under their basket Kings controversially made a long pass and on receiving the ball the King"s player faked a shot, took a dribble and then launched the shot. The officials judged the shot to have been taken in the 1.4 seconds and this basket tied the match and sent the game into overtime.

The over time period was just as close and with four seconds remaining Tornadoes had possession. Ross Campbell received the inbound pass and appeared to be pushed out of court but as he was falling he threw the ball off a King"s player to give Tornadoes possession again. Uproar ensued as two Kings spectators ran on the court to remonstrate with the officials.

The spectators were ejected from the hall and when the game restarted Tornadoes Panagopolos found himself wide open and his basket on the buzzer game Tornadoes an 85-82 win. Tornadoes last game of the season is away to Falkirk Fury next Friday.

Team: Ifadade Thomas (26 points), Ally Hornell (13 points), Marco Panagopolos (13 points), Stewart Ramsey, Euan Campbell (capt), Ross Campbell (21 points), Andy Pearson, Gregor Anderson, Josh Crolley.

Tornadoes junior team got back to winning ways when they beat Glasgow City 78-62. The Tornado youngsters got off to a great start as their transition offense allowed them to rack up 33 points in the first quarter but poor defense allowed City to score 18. In the second quarter Tornadoes collapsed and by half time their lead had been reduced to 40-35. The third and fourth quarters were relatively close with Tornadoes edging out City 19-14 in the third and 19-13 in the fourth. Gregor Anderson (21 points) and Josh Crolley (20 points) were too good on the inside for City and they were backed up by Jordan McIwraith and Stuart Gallacher (12 points each) on the perimeter.

Next Sunday Tornadoes travel to Edinburgh to play Boroughmuir Blaze in their last national league game of the season.

Team: Jordan Thomson, Ian Mitchell, Rob Loughlin, Callum Ayers, Gregor Anderson (capt), Daniel Muir, Jordan McIwraith, Jamie Alexander, Josh Crolley, Darren McCallum