2022 PREMIER LEAGUE FINALS – PREM 2 PREVIEW
by BACT MEDIA UNIT – 31 August 2022
IT’s HERE….FINALS TIME….!!!
Round 1 of Basketball ACT’s Premier League Finals gets under way this week, with Premier 2 Finals on Thursday 1 September 2022 at Belconnen.
To help you get to know who is in contention in 2022 we have put together a Premier 2 Finals Preview…
The Premier League 2 Women’s Finals tips-off tomorrow night as the top teams go head to head, battling it out for the grand prize of being crowned 2022 champions.
The Canberra City Stallions and the Ginninderra Rats begin proceedings as they face-off in the Elimination Final at Belconnen Basketball Stadium. This game will be tight as both teams fight to stay alive in 2022.
Canberra City finished their regular season with a bang, beating top-of-the-table Dodgers in a stunning upset. This massive victory might just be the start of a championship run for the Stallions. The Rats went down in their last two outings but will be looking to bounce back and prove they have what it takes to claim the title.
The Stallions won the first two matchups of the season between the teams, but it was the Rats that secured a vital victory against Canberra City late in the season to make it 2-1. Ginninderra will be looking to double up and knock the Stallions out of the Finals.
Top of the table Weston Creek Woden Dodgers match up against second-placed Vikings. With a spot in the Grand Final for the taking, the winner will be in prime position to claim the title.
The Dodgers have a well-rounded team, with multiple players hitting the scoreboard every game. With their only loss coming due to a disqualification, they will be a force to be reckoned with in the Finals. Their opponents are the Vikings, who just squeaked into the top two after winning four on the trot to close of the season.
The Vikings were handed two pretty convincing losses when they matched up against the Dodgers earlier in the season, but it’s a whole different ball game come finals and either side could win.
Finals in Premier League 2 Women’s takes the competition up to top gear as every team strives for the 2022 Winter title. Can the Stallions bring the momentum from their last victory into the Elimination game? Will the Rats have enough firepower to spoil Canberra City’s party? Is it the Dodgers season to lose and will they advance straight to the Grand Final or can the Vikings cause an upset in week 1 of the Finals? Find out tomorrow night in Premier League Women’s 2 action.
Coming up tomorrow night, the Premier League 2 Men’s Finals begin at Belconnen Basketball Stadium. With four teams fighting for the chance to claim the title, the competition will be fierce.
The opportunity to advance straight through to the Grand Final is up for grabs when Norths tip-off against Vikings in the top of the table Qualifying Final. Both teams haven’t let go of many leads once they hit the front, so whichever side can get on top early will have control in this one.
Led by league-leading scorer Ryan Bates, Norths have sat on top of the table for most of the season, something that will give them a lot of confidence come Finals. The Vikings have stormed into this year’s Finals, winning ten in a row to lock up a top two spot on the ladder. They are potentially the team to beat as their even spread of scoring makes them dangerous from all over the court.
The season series is split 1-1 between these two sides. Both games were tight though, and with a spot in the Grand Final on the line there’s no doubt this contest will go right to the final buzzer.
Looking to keep their season’s alive, Wests and the Queanbeyan Roadrunners face-off in a must-win matchup. The pressure is on for both sides, with a loss ending any hope for a championship.
Edged out of second-place by percentage only, Wests will be fired up coming into this one a they look to make up for the loss of the second-chance opportunity. The Roadrunners managed to finish fourth on the ladder. Three straight losses to end the season isn’t ideal preparation coming into Finals, but the NSW side will be hoping they can rediscover their midseason form where they won six games in a row.
Last time Wests and Roadrunners matched up it was the team from Queanbeyan that emerged two-point victors. They’ll take a lot of confidence from that victory into this Final, but Wests will not go down without a fight.
The pointy end of the Premier League 2 Men’s season is upon us, and the contest will be kicking into overdrive. Can the Norths show they belong at the top of the table or will a fast-finishing Vikings have the gas in the tank to knock them over? The Roadrunner’s are underdogs but can their bite prove fiercer then their bark up against a fiercely competitive Wests team? Find out tomorrow night in Premier League Men’s 2 action.