Finals August 11&12 Previews

Published on: Aug 09 2018
Author: FDBA
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Both Women and Men take the court this weekend for a spot in a Grand Final Series. Read Big V’s Preview below.

 

Youth League Two Men – Frankston (1st) vs. Craigieburn (4th)

Saturday 6:30pm Frankston Basketball Stadium

Meetings this season

R2: Craigieburn 108 def Frankston 77
R14: Frankston 97 def Craigieburn 92

From the coaches

Glenn Eames (Frankston)

Firstly, congratulations to all the teams who have made the playoffs.

The one thing that I have learnt about season 2018 so far is that you have to be 100% on your game to win.

It’s that tight.  If your 5% off, you lose.

Our game against the Eagles this weekend will be no different. They are a quality team and well organised.

Should be a cracker.”

Tom Carroll (Craigieburn)

 “Coaches comment unavailable at time of publish.”

Overview

Frankston re-enter the competition and play their first final after landing the no.1 seed. Off the back of some excellent play from the likes of Tristan Lloyd and Ryan Wells, the Blues are primed and ready to potentially lock themselves into a grand final berth. However, the Eagles will go in with loads of confidence off the back of a victory last weekend, as well as knocking off the Blues convincingly way back in Round 2. Lots has gone under the bridge since then, but one thing is for sure and that is we know Craigieburn can score in bunches. If they get their offence firing, this is game on!

Prediction

Frankston by 5

 

Youth League Two Women – Casey (1st) vs. Frankston (3rd)

Saturday 8pm Casey Stadium

Meetings this season

R12: Casey Cavaliers 70 def. Frankston Blues 59

R18: Frankston Blues 73 def. by Frankston Blues 88

From the coaches

Brad Rooff (Casey)

The team is excited to be playing finals basketball for the second time in the two years we have been in Big V Youth League women. This being our first game and being such a pivotal game for us (Casey), we would love to progress straight into a grand final. 

Frankston have been playing some exceptionally good basketball at the right time of the year. They have really been able to make the adjustments required and have gotten better as the season progressed. 

Both teams will be extremely competitive as we come off the bye, and Frankston come off a hard-fought victory against Pakenham.

We are excited to play this game at home at the “Fortress” in front of a big crowd.

Should be a cracker!”

Byron Carpenter (Frankston)

Coaches comment unavailable at time of publish.”

Overview

Casey has been the dominant team in YL2W all season long averaging an outstanding 86.1 points per game. But the Cavaliers high-powered offense will be tested by the Blues defensive prowess. Frankston are the second-best defensive outfit in the league and will need to play the best ball of the season to knock off this Casey juggernaut.

Prediction

Casey Cavaliers by 20 points