IAIN Maclean, with 42 points,

led Livingston Bulls to their thirteenth Scottish Cup victory, beating

Glasgow City Brightsiders 76-62 in a much closer final than the score

suggested at Meadowbank yesterday.

The scores were tied 38-38 at half-time and the teams traded basket

for basket for much of the second half, but Brightsiders lost Scottish

caps Craig Brownlie and Tony McDaid, both with five fouls, before the

end as they chased possession and the holders held out comfortably.


Men's Scottish Cup. Final -- Livingston Bulls 76, Glasgow City

Brightsiders 62. Under-23 final -- Glasgow Brightsiders 86, Edinburgh

Burger Kings 55.

Scottish Chairman's Cup finals. Men -- Troon 78, Musselburgh 71. Women

-- Aberdeen Powis 50 Dundee 41.

Bank of Scotland finals: Junior men -- Edinburgh Burger Kings 64,

Glasgow Brightsiders 57. Cadet -- Tulloch Highland 64, Edinburgh Burger

Kings 43. Junior women -- Beefeater Kool Kats 84, Pentland Star 62.

Cadette -- Edinburgh Travel Saints 69, Beefeater Kool Kats 56.

Scottish Schools Cup finals. Girls: Under-14 -- Portobello High 56,

Mary Erskine HS 39. Under-15 -- Mussleburgh Grammar 81, Castlebay HS

(Barra) 71. Boys: under-15 -- Queen Anne (Dunfermline) 57, Auchenharvie

55 (after overtime). Under-14 -- Marr College (Troon) 69, Lasswade HS


Men's Scottish league: Division 1 -- Cumnock 71, Edzell 89. Bank of

Scotland league play-offs -- Arbroath Musketeers 84, Tulloch Highland

61; Hamilton Hoopsters 32, Dalkeith EMAC Saints 86.

* SCOTLAND finished third in the women's Home Countries championship

in Cardiff but showed a big improvement on their last international


They went down by just three points to Ireland in their final game

yesterday, while England overwhelmed Wales to retain the title.

Scotland had beaten Wales 84-55 on Saturday night and now hope to go

to the Commonwealth Championships in Malaysia in July.

Their showing against the holders and Commonwealth champions England

in their opening match -- they went down only 67-56 -- raises hopes of a

medal if they get to Kuala Lumpur. Results:

Scotland 56, England 67; Ireland 99, Wales 51; Scotland 84, Wales 55;

England 76, Ireland 72; Scotland 71, Ireland 74; England 94, Wales 34.

Final positions: 1, England; 2, Ireland; 3, Scotland; 4, Wales.