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Big V Playoffs Week 2

Well, its almost upon us. In just 2 days time the Camberwell Dragons Women will hit the floor against the Latrobe City Energy and the Sunbury Jets, with the everything on the line!!

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The Sunday action begins with the opening match, a huge Division 1 Women clash between the Camberwell Dragons and the Latrobe City Energy. Its an elimination final, with both teams looking to continue their finals run. Directly following the elimination final is the days Main Event, The Youth League Grand Final, where the Camberwell Dragons take on the Sunbury Jets for a place in the Big V history books.

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Senior Women

Camberwell vs. Latrobe City – Sun 12pm @ Balwyn High School.

Its going to be a huge day for the Dragons. Starting at 12 Noon, the Senior Women lay it all on the line in an elimination final against the Latrobe City Energy. The winner secures a place in the Preliminary Final. In what is a massive game for both teams, with so much to fight for, the Camberwell Dragons will look to bounce back from their heartbreaking 2 point loss last week.

The Dragons have met Latrobe City twice this season, splitting both games. The first, back in May on the energy’s home floor, where the Dragons went down by 7 points in a tough fought match. The second matchup was just 3 weeks ago with the Dragons taking a comfortable 23 point victory at Balwyn High School. But this match will be a lot more difficult than that.

Latrobe are coming off a huge win, defeating Mildura in Mildura, the toughest road trip in the Big V. The Dragons were one shot away from a Preliminary Final last week, going down to Geelong by 2 points. They will need to be at their absolute best come this Sunday. Look for Holly Greene, Rachael Wansbrough and Sarah Stone to lead the charge as the Dragons put it all on the line, and look to continue their run deep into the Big V Playoffs.

Head Coach Justin Nelson had this to say about the game:

“This division delivered two games decided by low margins last week, it’s a tough competition and every possession counts. We need to shoot a bit better this week against Latrobe and make sure we stick to our game plan. The Energy is a good unit, so once again we’re expecting a really close contest that will go down to the final few minutes.”

With a 12pm tipoff, the game is going to be a massive opening event for what is a huge Sunday of Basketball for the Dragons. Supporters, get down to Balwyn High School and support the Lady Dragons as they look to progress further into the finals, and set the tone for the Main Event of the afternoon, the Youth League Women’s Grand Final.

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Youth Women

Camberwell vs. Sunbury – Sun 2pm @ Balwyn High School.

In what is one of the biggest games the Camberwell Dragons has ever hosted, the Dragons Lair is the place you want to be on Sunday. Its 1st vs 2nd, the best 2 teams in the league all year long, fighting it out for the Youth League 2 Championship Banner. The Camberwell Dragons vs the Sunbury Jets. They have been the teams to beat all year. Sunbury, the best offensive team, scoring an average of 68 points per game as a unit. The Dragons boast the leagues best defense, holding teams to just 48 points per contest.

Sunbury are coming off a massive 26 point victory in their elimination final last week, and roll into the final game of the year with nothing to lose. The Camberwell Dragons had an impressive 13 point victory against Chelsea in their elimination final, and will look continue their stellar defensive effort against the high scoring Sunbury Team.

Captain Rachel Bett led the way in the elimination final, finishing the game with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals and she will again look to lead from the front this weekend. She won’t be alone with league leading rebounder Zanelle Marama and the leagues 9th best scorer Michelle West right behind her continuing their fine finals form.

Coach John Hauer had this to say about the massive Grand Final matchup:

“All the training, all the hours, all the commitment now comes down to this one game, the last game for this season. Sunbury is a very formidable foe and each game that we have played against them, has been close. The girls have given their all, truly demonstrated that they are united and a very unselfish team. They know how they need to approach this game and how to play their final minutes for the season. They are already winners as they playing in the Grand Final and l have no doubt they will give their all to get that final win. Go Dragons!”

You’ve heard from the players, you’ve heard from the coach. Now its time to have your own say. You do not want to miss this game. Get down to Balwyn High School. Its a 2pm tipoff for the Grand Final, and we are expecting a massive Camberwell Crowd to be there to witness this huge Grand Final Clash.

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Its going to be a huge day for the Camberwell Dragons, and were inviting all past & present players and supporters to get down to Balwyn High School from 12pm to help us celebrate what a great season it has been.

Dragons supporters, wear your maroon and wear your gold. Bring the noise, and get ready to rumble as two of the biggest games in Dragon history are upon us.

12pm opening game, with the main event starting at 2pm sharp.

Entry: Adults – $10, Kids – $5, Under 12’s – Free

Get around the Camberwell Dragons Women as they go into battle breathing fire, one team looking to stay alive and the other hoping to bring home the championship!!


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