Bendigo Lady Braves face Blues in home-court final

ON-COURT LEADER: Bendigo Lady Braves star Lauren King.
ON-COURT LEADER: Bendigo Lady Braves star Lauren King.

THE Bendigo Lady Braves have home-court advantage for this weekend’s start to the South East Australia Basketball League’s finals series.

Top of the south conference ladder after 24 rounds, Bendigo faces Frankston Blues in Saturday night’s second semi-final.

Bendigo and Frankston will do battle from 7.30om on the Bendigo Stadium showcourt.

The winner of the Braves-Blues match will go straight to the conference grand final.

This season’s meetings between Bendigo and Frankston stands at one-all.

The Lady Braves won at home in round three, 81-73, but the Blues struck back to win the return match in the 18th round, 67-61.

Finals action in the SEABL women’s championship tips off Friday night when Hobart plays Kilsyth at Aurora Stadium from 7.30pm.

Saturday’s east conference play-offs are Dandenong against Brisbane at Dandenong Stadium from 5.30pm, and Nunawading faces Geelong on the Spectres court from 6pm.

Meanwhile, the Bendigo Braves season is over after an 18-point loss in Mount Gambier on Friday night.

Bendigo finished the season with a 12-14 record.

South conference semi-finals are Mt Gambier v NW Tasmania, and Kilsyth hosts Sandringham.

Matches for the east are Dandenong against Ballarat, and Nunawading takes on Geelong. 


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