TWO of their own stand between the Bendigo Lady Braves and a third SEABL championship on Sunday.
Gabe Richards and Kelly Wilson made their names in Bendigo basketball by playing for the Lady Braves, but will instead hit the court in the Knox Raiders' yellow uniform at Dandenong from 12pm.
Wilson was dumped from the Lady Braves in February last year.
Since finding a new SEABL home at Knox she's taken her game to another level and earned an Australian Opals debut.
Close friend Richards joined the point guard at the Raiders this season and together they have steered Knox to the south conference title after a 23-3 regular season.
Wilson's outside game has netted her nearly 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists per game this season and has been the perfect foil for Richards on the inside.
The 188cm star has carried on where she left-off for the Bendigo Spirit and is averaging a colossal 25 points and 13 boards each match.
It's left Lady Braves coach Jonathan Goodman with a huge headache before the championship match.
"I don't know if you can really stop them, you just need to be able to limit their supply a little bit," the first-year coach said.
"They're both great players at this level. We need to limit their supply and make sure some of their role players don't taste success as well."
If they can limit Richards, Wilson and Rebecca Allen's influence, the Lady Braves have good reason to be confident.
That trio scored all but 10 points in Knox's 72-68 win over Ballarat last weekend, while one of the Lady Braves' strengths is its ability to spread the scoring load.
Renae Camino, Heather Oliver, Lauren King and Maddie Garrick all hit double figures in Bendigo's 62-49 east conference final win over Sandringham.
Jane Chalmers, Andrea Wilson and Ebony Antonio are also more than capable of impacting the scoreboard, as they showed in Bendigo's 67-57 home win over Knox in round 13 and 63-58 away loss.
"We have a great group that can stand up at any time," Goodman said.
The pressure will be on Knox to deliver in the final. Last year, the Raiders went down in the championship match to Dandenong.
The Lady Braves secured a sixth conference title last weekend and are gunning for their first SEABL championship since 2003.
"We definitely don't think the job's done yet, we want to win a national championship," Goodman said.
We definitely don't think the job's done yet, we want to win a national championship.