The Portsmouth Fury lost a close encounter with The Phoenix Wednesday night making it the first back to back defeats for the team since December 2015. With a late injury to returning Harry Bates the Portsmouth outfit found themselves with the same team as last week. Even though it was close throughout the Fury couldn't get a grip on the game losing by 6 points. The Fury will next meet Hamble next week in their first away game of the season. Portsmouth Fury 70 The Phoenix 76.
The Portsmouth Fury started the SABA Division 1 2017/2018 season with a loss against the Southampton Eagles. Though the injury stricken home side started strong it wasn't enough against the deep bench of the Eagles led by star player Leonickas. The Fury attempted to come back several times but failed to keep up with the fast pace of the Southampton outfit. The Fury have now received their first loss since March 2016 ending the undefeated streak at 19 months 9 days. Portsmouth Fury 75 Southampton Eagles 92.
The Fury have completed the double undefeated this season claiming the league and cup title whilst gaining promotion to the first division along the way. The Portsmouth side haven't lost a game now since March 2016 and have finally claimed their first piece of silverware since 2009. The last game of the season will see the annual fixture of the Portsmouth Fury vs the Portsmouth Fury Legends. Portsmouth Fury League and Cup Champions 2016/2017.
The Portsmouth Fury completed the perfect end to the season with a win in the Cup final against the Winchester Royals. With Winchester dominating early on in the game the Fury found themselves trailing until late in the third quarter. George Milis' performance saw him claim the final MVP award. Top scorers were Santoro 18, Kovas 16 and Goodale 11. Portsmouth Fury 71 Winchester Royals 60.
The Portsmouth Fury have progressed to the Cup final which will be played at a neutral court in Southampton. The Portsmouth outfit have now completed their league fixtures for this season ending undefeated so far. With a win in the final the Fury will complete the double, something they've only done once in the club's history the last time being exactly 10 years ago. The Fury will face the winner of Winchester or Dorset.
The Portsmouth Fury have ended their league season with a hard fought win away to the Southampton Eagles. The Fury showed their pace and hard defence to take the early lead but the sharp outside shooting of Southampton kept the game close. The Fury continued their aggressive play to take the win by 14 points. The Fury have ended their league fixtures for the 2016/2017 season undefeated. Southampton Eagles 73 Portsmouth Fury 87.
Veteran player coach Ian McEvoy is one of the longest serving members of the Portsmouth Fury. He still stands to this day the only player to be inducted into the Portsmouth Fury Hall Of Fame. Wearing the number 7 jersey Ian McEvoy was the Fury's prolific three point shooter. Ian was part of the Portsmouth outfit during the 2006/2007 season when the Fury remained undefeated all year in both league and cup competitions.
Veteran guard Tim Arnold has played for the Fury for over 10 years and was part of the Portsmouth outfit that remained undefeated for the entire 2006/2007 season collecting the league and cup awards that year. Tim in particular helped win the league that year when only 6 Fury players arrived at championshop contenders Bournemouth after a car broke down. A tightly contended away game saw the Fury edge past their Bournemouth rivals to claim the championship.
Rookie forward Liam Baker began training with the Portsmouth Fury this season and plays and captains for Portsmouth College. This season Liams has brought his fast past, inside presence with an outside shot.
Rookie guard Harry Bates began training with the Portsmouth Fury over 5 years ago though played for the Portsmouth Smugglers. This season is the first that Harry has decided to play for the Portsmouth Fury and brings his fast play and inside presence.
Forward Tom Bonnett began training with the Portsmouth Fury during the summer of 2015 and played his first competitive season last year. Tom has continued to develop as a player and looks to lead the Fury inside the paint in the coming seasons.
Forward Daniel Dennis began training with the Portsmouth Fury during the summer of 2015 and played his first competitive season last year. Dan has made a huge step in a few years from joining the team to becoming a starter for many games this season. His tough defence is one of the reasons for the Fury's success this year.
Guard Tom Fellows began training with the Portsmouth Fury during the summer of 2015 and played his first competitive season last year. Tom has brought a long range shot from beyond the arc to improve the Portsmouth side.
Veteran center Simon Foote has been an integral part of the Portsmouth Fury for over 13 years. His personal highlights are mostly buzzer beaters. In the 2002/2003 season Simon scored a buzzer beater against Bournemouth to take the win and claim 2nd place for promotion. Another highlight that has become a Fury legend saw Simon hit a full court buzzer beater.
Veteran guard Andrew Goodale co-founded the Portsmouth Fury in 1989 with James Harris and Steve Ware. Andrew has been an integral part of the Portsmouth outfit for the last 25 years and has scored more points from behond the arc than any other player in its history. An outstanding year in the 2006/2007 season saw Andrew receive the players player award as well as MVP for his impressive performance during the Intermidate Cup final.
Veteran forward Paul Goodale began his Portsmouth Fury career at the age of 15 and over the last 22 years has scored more points than any other player for the Portsmouth outfit. Paul collected the players player award during the 2006/2007, 2008/2009 and 2014/2015.
Veteran point guard Tom Kovas rejoined the Portsmouth Fury this season after a season long spell with the Southampton Eagles. Tom brings his sharp shooting ability to the Portmsouth outfit and has continually been in the top three top scoring players in most games so far this season.
Rookie Pablo Marono began training with the Portsmouth Fury at the end of 2016 and will played his first competitive season for the Portsmouth outfit that year. Unfortunately Pablo has now returned home to Spain and his fast pace will be most definately missed in the team.
Veteran player coach Ian McEvoy is one of the longest serving members of the Portsmouth Fury. He still stands to this day the only player to be inducted into the Portsmouth Fury Hall Of Fame. Though Ian has become more of a coach in recent seasons his presence is always felt immediately when he's on the court.
Rookie George Milis began training with the Portsmouth Fury during the summer of 2014 and almost signed for that upcoming season. However, it was only until the 2016/2017 season that George played his first competitive game for the Fury. George brings a sensible basketball mind with very strong inside play.
Rookie Aarom Ribera began training with the Portsmouth Fury at the end of 2016 and played his first competitive season for the Portsmouth outfit that year. Aarom brings a very storng defensive game to the Portmsouth Fury and is questionably one of the best defenders the team has.
Antonio Santoro joined the Portsmouth Fury late in 2016 as a point guard. Antonio brings a fast and physical game to the Portsmouth Fury and is usually in the top three for points scored most games. Antonio brings an all round strong game to the Fury.
Veteran guard Steve Ware co-founded the Portsmouth Fury in 1989 with James Harris and Andrew Goodale. Steve has been an integral part of the Portsmouth outfit for the last 25 years mostly playing as point guard. Though Steve has been plagued by recent injuries he still remains one of the most important parts to the Fury and is questionably our best defensive player.
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