CBL Semi-Final Peview

THE CBL post-season has begun!

Our finalists have earned their places in the CBL semi-finals. Only one clash to go before they make it to the championship clash!

GIPPSLAND

 

WOMEN

1st Traralgon T-Birds vs 4th Maffra Eagles

Maffra are the lone team to deliver Traralgon a defeat in over 2 seasons as the Eagles won by 4 points in Traralgon’s last match of the season. The T-Birds were victorious on their home floor in December’s matchup winning by 10 points.

 

2nd Korumburra Wildcats vs 3rd Moe Meteors

Both teams enter the semi finals with a 9 win and 3 loss record and splitting the two teams came down to the head to head record. Moe won the opening round match up by 10 points while Korumburra won the return match by 16 points.

 

MEN

1st Warragul Warriors vs 4th Churchill Blue Devils

The top of the ladder Warriors hosts the defending champion Blue Devils. Warragul won both games during the season, winning by 30 at Churchill in round one and then 6 points at home.

 

2nd Moe Meteors vs 3rd Maffra Eagles

Moe won both regular season matchups, winning a thriller in November by 2 points at Maffra and winning the return match at home by 26 points in January.

 

NORTH EAST

 

WOMEN

1st Wodonga Lady Wolves vs 4th Wallan Panthers

The ladder leading Lady Wolves host Wallan with the matches split during the season. Wodonga’s lone loss of the season came at Wallan in November with the Panthers winning by 7 points. At home, the Lady Wolves won by 29 points.

 

2nd Shepparton Lady Gators vs 3rd Wangaratta Lady Warriors

Both teams entered the finals with an 8 win and 4 loss record. Shepparton earned the home final winning the head to head matchup. Wangaratta won by 8 points at Shepparton and the Lady Gators took a 12 point win at Wangaratta.

 

MEN

1st Seymour Blasters vs 4th Wallan Panthers

Reigning champions Seymour took top spot in the North East, winning the head to head matchup with Shepparton. They’ll host 4th place Wallan with the Blasters winning both matches during the regular season, 26 points at Wallan in November and 25 points in the last round.

 

2nd Shepparton Gators vs 3rd Wodonga Wolves

Shepparton will host Wodonga with the Gators entering the matchup with 2 wins against the Wolves. They opened the season with a 39 point win at home and then a much closer, 6 point win in December at Wodonga.

 

NORTH WEST

 

WOMEN

1st Horsham Lady Hornets vs 4th Kyneton Tigers

Horsham finished the regular season on top and will now host Kyneton. The Tigers defeated Maryborough in a home quarter-final. Horsham and Kyneton played out a thriller in Kyneton with the Hornets pulling away for a 4 point win in November.

 

2nd Bendigo Braves vs 3rd Swan Hill Lady Flyers

The defending champion Bendigo Braves split their meetings with Swan Hill during the season and a semi final matchup seemed destined. The Lady Flyers won at Bendigo by 7 points in November and the Braves took the honours by 14 points in January. Swan Hill defeated Castlemaine in the quarter-finals last week.

 

MEN
1st Horsham Hornets vs 4th Maryborough Blazers

First placed Horsham opened their season with a 10 point win in Maryborough and a 28 point win at home in December against the 4th placed Blazers.

 

2nd Bendigo Braves vs 3rd Mildura Heat

Bendigo and Mildura split their meetings during the season with the Braves winning by 17 points at home in the opening round. Mildura took the points in December as they won by 8 points at home.

 

SOUTH WEST

 

WOMEN

1st Geelong Supercats vs 4th Terang Tornadoes

Geelong took both matches against Terang, with the two matches held in December. Geelong won by 42 points at home and then 18 points at Terang.

 

2nd Millicent Magic vs 3rd Portland Coasters

The two teams split their matches with neither margin close. Millicent defeated Portland by 26 points at home, while the Coasters smashed a shorthanded Magic side by 33 points at home.

 

MEN

1st Mt Gambier Lakers vs 4th Millicent Magic

The South Australian teams will face off with the undefeated Lakers the heavy favourites. The Lakers won by 24 points at home in October and the two teams played out a thriller with Mt Gambier winners by 2 points.

 

2nd Colac Kookas vs 3rd Ararat Redbacks

Ararat needed the win in the final round to secure a finals berth and they will now face the 2nd placed Colac Kookas. Colac won by 49 points in October at home and then won by 13 points at Ararat in December.

 

Winners of all matches will progress to Grand Finals next Saturday night.

For all Fixtures & Results head to http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-7986-0-0-0/

 

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