Ladder leaders Hurricanes and Froff Dogs played off in the big one. It was a fantastic fast-paced and skillfull game, played down to the wire. The Froff Dogs (consisting of all local lads and all New Norfolk football players) hit the court running. The silky skills of Brayden Webb and Brett Booth and the strong grunt work by Sam Hall and Jon Murray saw the top of the table team skip away to a lead of around 14 points.
Throughout the second quarter the hardnesss and aggression of Hurricanes players Jake Wessing and Rick Rogers under the basket, and the superb skill and running play of ex-Hobart Charger Joel Davey saw th Hurricanes reduce the margin and level the scores. With only minutes to go, with a few errant passes and some turnovers from the Dogs, the Hurricanes managed to score the last two baskets of the game and finished off a thriller to win by four points, 38 to 34. The award of most valuable player in the grand final went to Joel Davey.
Report by BEN SHAW and photos by KRISTY HALL
|Froff Doggs: back row from left, Brayden Webb, Joseph Papera, John Murray, Jake King and Aaron Papera; Front: Brett Booth, captain Rohan Heron and Sam Hall.|
|Hurricanes: back row from left, Brad Williams, Joel Davey, Rick Rogers, Shane Kube, Jake Wessing, Brad Chaplin; front: Rohan Collins, captain Luke Wardlaw and Jeremy Cashion.|