Written by volunteers from Ipswich Basketball Association.
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All is in readiness for today's Grand Finals with Victoria set for an interstate rivalry classic in the Under-20's Men after Vic Navy and Vic White both advanced to the gold-medal playoff.
Vic Navy fought off NSW by 18 points who will now face South Australia for the bronze medal after they fell to Vic White while the all-round performance of Bul Kuol (14 points, seven rebounds, five assists) helped ACT beat WA to play off against Queensland this morning.
The gold-medal playoff is sure to be a high scoring affair with the likes of Dejan Vasiljevic and Tom Wilson going against Gabe Hadley and Tristlan Lloyd while Jock Perry's battle with Ovie Magbegor on the boards will set the tone for the match.
In the Under-20's Women's tournament, Vic Navy used a 31-12 opening term to take care of Queensland set up a Grand Final showdown with South Australia who defeated Vic White by eight points as five players reached double figures.
That spread of scoring will be a concern for Vic Navy but in their previous meeting, the bench play of Georgia Pineau and Monique Andriuolo who combined for 34 points and 21 rebounds answered the call.
In today's other final for the U20's Women, NSW will play off against WA as Mackenzie Clinch Hoycard and Morgan Ballantyne try to give the Western Australians their first taste of success at the Champs after Amy Atwell suffered a devastating knee injury.
For the Ivor Burge Men, Vic Metro were too good for Vic Country in their interstate Semi-Final and will now look to continue their impressive run with a win over South Australia who pipped NSW by four points in a nail-biter as NSW made a desperate run in the final term.
Tasmania will face WA in the other playoff after WA earned their first win of the Champs while holding ACT to just 46 points. An amazing 82 rebounds for the side set up the win, led by Kenneth Opuku's 16 points and 31 boards.
Vic Metro and NSW have set up a mouth-watering encounter in the Ivor Burge Women's Grand Final after they both recorded big wins in their Semi-Finals.
NSW reached the century mark by beating Vic Country (who will play South Australia for a bronze medal) behind a triple-double for Brittany Anderson (20 points, ten rebounds, 16 assists) and a 20-20 game for Nicole Harris (26 points, 21 boards) although injuries for Vic Country did not make this a fair fight.
They will have their hands full with Vic Metro though, whose stifling defence held SA to 25 points as six players reached double figures and Samantha Hough (25 points, 11 rebounds), Danielle Phillips (18 and 15) and Jasmine Dellas (11 and 11) recorded double-doubles.
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