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SBL Division 1 Grand Final Preview
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SBL Division 1 Grand Final Preview

The SBL Division 1 season has reached its conclusion, with the Grand Finals at the Bendat Basketball Centre this weekend promising two high-quality games featuring the league’s best up and coming local talent.

Tipping off on Court 1 at 1:00PM are the SBL Division 1 Men, a battle between North and South, as the Lakeside Lightning take on the Joondalup Wolves. Lakeside are on a 6-game winning streak after a hard-fought victory against the top of the table East Perth side last weekend with guard Kayden Malseed leading the way with 32 points.

The Wolves themselves are in great form as well winning there last 10 games after a slow start to the season winning only 1 of their first 4 matches. After a solid 14-point victory last week against Willetton with 5 players scoring in double figures. With Joel Offerins, Kye Chamberlin and Lachlan Strelein all in good form this promises to be one of the games of the season and one fitting for the Division 1 Grand Final.

Season Records:

Lakeside Lightning (4th) 10W-4L

Joondalup Wolves (7th) 9W-5L

Last time they met:

Lakeside def. Joondalup 80-68

The Women’s competition sees a top two clash between the Perry Lakes Hawks against an in-form Warwick Senators side.

In 2019, the Perry Lakes Hawks boasted a regular season record of 11-1 which saw them finish as the Minor Premiers. The Hawks were dominant in their semi-final win over Cockburn last week by 47 points. On the back of a 13-game winning streak, the last time the Hawks tasted defeat was against Rockingham back in March.

Warwick Senators squad ended the 2019 season 2nd overall with an impressive 9-3 record and made it through to the Grand Final with a 25-point win over Lakeside last week in the semi-final. With Emma Burke, Maddison Hooper and Chloe Forster all in form this promises to be a hard-fought grand final for the 2019 title.

Season Records:

Perry Lakes Hawks (1st) 11W-1L

Warwick Senators (2nd) 9W-3L

Last time they met:

Perry Lakes Hawks def. Warwick Senators 66-55 

Entry to the 2019 SBL Division 1 Grand Final is $10 for players and $3 for all spectators.

GRAND FINAL SBL DIVISION 1 FIXTURES

SUNDAY 28 July 2019
Men – Lakeside Lightning v Joondalup Wolves – Bendat Basketball Centre Court 1 @ 1:00pm
Women – Perry Lakes Hawks v Warwick Senators – Bendat Basketball Centre Court 2 @ 1:00pm

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