LAST weekend saw the Under 12 National Basketball Finals take place in Dundee, with the Stirling Knights boys looking to go one better than last year's runner's up medal by winning the U12 Title for the 4th time in five years. 

Qualifying unbeaten and the number one seed from the East/Central region, the young Knights started the day with group wins over Glasgow City 71-8 and then Inverness Lions 45-8.

That saw them qualify for the Gold group where they would face familiar foes West Lothian Wolves and Falkirk Fury. 

In an exciting game Knights went 8-0 up on Wolves but the West Lothian side came back and evened up the game.

Some excellent play from Knights Captain Lucas Duncan and Angus Cockayne saw the Knights pull ahead 31-21 at Halftime. 

A dominant second half display, with Luke Rodden and Jacob McRae contributing well saw the Knights win 57-34 in the end. 

In the Title decider game, Knights pulled away from a sharp shooting Fury early and pulled out a 64-31 win to claim Scottish U12 Gold. 

Dunblane's Angus Cockayne was dominant throughout the day and his potential as a future star of Basketball was highlighted when he was selected to be the tournaments All-Star Five. 

Knights Chair and U12 Coach Pete Duncan said "I'm incredibly proud of the boys who have worked so hard this season to come back to this tournament to win Gold after last year's Silver.

“Like our unbeaten U16 team we have high hopes for this group of players who really showed the progression and maturity needed to be successful.

“All 9 players played their part extremely well today. Many hours of practice and preparation go into making the success and I would like to thank the boys and their parents for their hard work and commitment. The future is bright."