BASKETBALL ACT – 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE GRAND FINALS – PREMIER 2 PREVIEW
By BACT Media Unit – 16 September 2022
Premier League 2 Grand Final will get the day rolling at Belconnen Basketball Stadium this Saturday – 17 September – as the best of the best in Canberra compete for the 2022 Champions title.
First up, Weston Creek Woden Dodgers take on Tuggeranong Vikings in the Premier 2 women’s Grand Final, tipping off at 1pm. These two sides faced off in the first final and it was close. Neck and neck going into the fourth quarter and right to the final buzzer, with the Dodgers emerging victors by a single point. Dodgers went straight through to the Grand Final, and it was up to the Vikings to win another game for a second chance. They put on a defensive masterclass to secure the win.
The Dodgers claimed top spot on the Premier League 2 ladder and had last week off after a close scare in week 1 of the Finals. They have such a well-rounded roster, with all players contributing to the scoreboard almost every game. They’ll be hard to stop on their run to the 2022 title.
Vikings haven’t had the best of luck this season up against the Dodgers, but it’s the Grand Final where anything can happen. Led by sharpshooter Tegan Ketels, this side will be ready to bring it against their bogey-side in 2022.
Meanwhile at 3pm, it’s “one versus two”, (as it is in every Premier League Grand Final this weekend) with Norths set to fight it out against the Vikings for the 2022 Championship. In the Qualifying Final, Vikings were too strong for Norths in the Qualifying Final a few weeks ago, coming out 9-point victors and earning themselves a ticket to the “Big Dance”.
Sam Bates and Jordan Sembel have been strong for the Vikings this season and will be hoping they can bring it, along with the rest of the team, on Saturday. They’ll be gunning for their 12th straight victory, and as defending champions, momentum is definitely on the Vikings side.
Norths only dropped three games in the regular season but couldn’t get over the Vikings in week 1 of the Finals. Competition leading scorer Ryan Armstrong got his team over the line against Wests in their second chance game, and will be keen to keep putting the ball in the hoop as the only player to crack the 400-point barrier this season.
With everything to play for and history beckoning, who will be crowned Premier 2 Champions in 2022…??
Make sure you get down to Belconnen Basketball Stadium for what will be a highly entertaining start to this weekend’s Premier League Grand Finals.