BENDIGO is braciing for a grand final double on its home-court after the Bendigo Bank Braves and Lady Braves won Saturday night's South East Australia Basketball League east conference semi-finals on their home court.
The Braves fought from nine points down early in the final term to beat the Geelong Supercats by four.
Ivan McFarlin continued his outstanding season by racking up 30 points and 16 rebounds.
The brilliant forward had great support from Jazz Ferguson, 13; Tom Garlepp, 12; and Kevin Probert, 9.
A Supercats attack led by Theron Wilson, 18; Mike Mercer, 17; and Nathan Herbert, 13, kept the heat on all match.
Braves' coach Ben Harvey said "trust in one another" and accountability played a big part in the hard-fought victory.
"Our second efforts and play with purpose in the final quarter was fantastic," Harvey said.
"Every play was a big play, every rebound was a big rebound."
The nigh's action began with the Lady Braves scoring a seven-point win against Sandringham Sabres.
Renae Camino played one of the greatest games in SEABL play-off history by achieving a match-high 41 points in the 81-74 victory.
Sandringham surged to a 10-point lead early in the contest.
The Lady Braves were back within by five at half-time and on 53-all at the start of the last quarter.
Bendigo's tally of 28 in the final term included 16 by Camino.
It was "seven up" - Camino wears No. 7 and the margin was seven.
"Renae showed just how great a player she is," said Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman.
"The way she took over was incredible."
Leading scorers for Bendigo were Camino 41, Maddie Garrick 16, Lauren King 11, Ebony Antono 6, and captain Jane Chalmers 6.
Best for the Sabres were Hope Terdich, 28 points; Micaela Cocks 18, and Sam Woosnam 17.
Now the Braves will wait to see who they play in the east conference grand finals on September 7 at Bendigo Stadium.