St Mirren West College Scotland’s senior men got their season under way with a resounding 89-58 win at Dunfermline last weekend.

When the sides met last there was a five point game in favour of the Saints who kept the travelling support hanging on to the very end to secure victory.

Saints were without the long range shooting of both Colin Railley and Dale Grieve, losses which could’ve been sorely felt on the Dunfermline home court where the three-point shots usually rain in.

New signing, off guard Luis Domingues Caetano from Portugal, made his debut for Saints.

The game got under way with a lost tip for St Mirren and some early misses from the usually accurate Nick Collins as the home team took the chances that came their way and soon raced into a 5-0 lead.

But Saints picked up the intensity and were soon 12-5 ahead, only for Dunfermline to hit another three-pointer and some good open shots to tie the quarter at 16-16.

Chris Cleary led the early scorers with six points.

The second quarter saw the Saints bench being run from end to end and when Collins found his touch the Paisley side were soon in control as they added another 21 points in the period.

Collins was responsible for 12 of those points. The hosts found themselves under pressure as they could only respond with nine points of their own and the half ended at 37-25 to the away side.

After the break Dunfermline came out on the front foot and quickly cut into Saints’ lead, reducing it to single figures.

A time out and a renewed focus wrestled control of the game back to Saints as Scott Armstrong, Dave Johnston and Cleary helped themselves to points, adding another 20 to the Buddies total.

With a 15-point lead going into the final period, Saints stepped up a few gears as they poured in 32 points.

Cleary had back-to-back three-pointers, Euan Glass had another and then attacked the basket for nine of his 11 points.

Fergus Harte and Johnston contributed as Saints closed the game out for what ended up as a convincing 89-58 win.

Nick Collins led the scorers with 20 points, Chris Cleary on 18, Dave Johnston with 12 and Euan Glass making a double figure start to the season with 11.