14B1 (3rd) v Keilor 6 (1st) – Saturday 7:20pm Werribee Court 11
The 14 boys 1 will take on Keilor for the VJBL championship on Saturday. Keilor 6 finished the regular season on top of the table having dropped just the solitary game in the regular season and owning a 2-0 regular season record over the Storm team. However, the tables were flipped in the semi-final 2 weeks ago when Storm knocked over Keilor 6 to earn the direct path to the grand final with a 58-52 victory. This win continued on a hot second half of the season for the Bellarine boy’s who have won 9 of their last 11 games (including finals) since turning for home at the half-way mark of the regular season. Having battled hard to defeat their club mates Keilor 4 in the preliminary final last week, Keilor 6 will be looking to get one back over Bellarine for the semi final defeat. The Storm’s hot form though holds them in good stead for what promises to be a fantastic match.
14B2 (1st) v Diamond Valley 4 (3rd) – Saturday 5:50pm Werribee Court 7
This one is shaping up to be a cracker! Having started with a couple of losses in the season’s opening month, Storm then went on to win 13 of the final 14 games of the regular season. Diamond Valley had a more up and down year but have found their groove at the right time, recording a pair of strong finals wins over the top 2 teams of the regular season, the 2nd of which was over Bellarine in the semi final. Head to head wise for the season the 2 teams split the year 1-1, each winning on the others home floor before DV claimed the semi. Having knocked out Whittlesea last week, Storm will be eager to hit top gear on Saturday to reward their terrific season and top place finish with a championship.
16B3 (1st) v Geelong 4 (2nd) – Saturday 8:20 Werribee Court 5
It’s a rivalry game decider for the 16 boys 3 who face Geelong 4 in this week’s grand final. The Storm team are 1 game away from recording a perfect season having gone through the regular season and finals thus far without a loss. Geelong 4 has also had a strong year dropping just 3 games, however, two of those losses came at the hands of the Storm outfit. The game promises to be an offence vs defence battle with Geelong comfortably the highest scoring team of the season (Storm 2nd) and Storm with the stingiest defence in the league well ahead of the 2nd best (Geelong 4). For anyone with free time Saturday evening this one will be worth a watch.
21B1 (1st) v Coburg (3rd) – Friday 8:20 Keilor Court 1
The 21 boys head in to the title game having been the dominant team in the league all season. Their opponents Coburg have had a good finals series defeating Sunbury who had finished 2nd with Storm being the only team to defeat them previously. Storm and Coburg met once during the regular season with Bellarine recording a comprehensive 62-37 victory in that match. Featuring a number of players who have been part of the Storm senior program over the past 12 months the Storm boys will believe they are a strong chance in this encounter.