Premier League Finals Week 2
I'm back and getting in early this week.
Mount Gambier vs Forestville
The Eagles got out of jail against North last week and their reward is a trip to the Ice House where Mt Gambier have only lost once this season. Forestville travelled there just a few weeks ago and despite a big first quarter by the Eagles, the Pioneers were able to pull away for a comfortable win.
Majok had 42 last time they met and the Pioneers ability to contain him will be critical to their success. On the other end, Barkley is a matchup problem for the Eagles and Tom Daly has plenty of experience in big games.
I'm expecting a close one, but unless one of Harris, Teys or Rios has a big game, I think the Pioneers have too much.
Pioneers by 7.
North vs Norwood
The Flames took advantage of an underwhelming Tigers side last week but their previous form showed them to be a level below the other finals sides. North took it right to Forestville but couldn't get it done when it mattered despite three clutch Alex Starling free throws.
Norwood have plenty of finals experience with four of their starting five being previous Premier League champions and had solid contributions across the board last week. North boast superior size and athletic ability. The only thing that could bring North undone is if Johnson wants to do everything and gets into a one on one battle with Andrew Webber. If he sticks to distributing the ball North should get it done.
Rockets by 9.