Earlier this month
NBL1 Central Preliminary Final
And then there were 3. Sturt struggled in the last quarter last week to fall to Norwood after a tight three quarters while North were just too much for the Eagles to handle.
Sturts back court are the backbone to their success and Spear more than held up his end of the bargain but Daly was well held. North will play Dech, Staude and Williams through the guard positions and while Dech returned last week he still gave up plenty of points to Harris and Sturt have the edge in the guard battle.
Up front McVeigh has shot poorly the past couple of weeks but has been solid on the boards while Jimma Dau has been effective during the finals so far. Dowdell is solid inside and his matchup against Calligeros will be important. Turnbull and Fassos compliment the stars well and are capable scorers in their own right. North have an edge here, but not by much.
Rigoni is a 3 time coach of the year for a reason, and it'll matter in in this one where both sides are evenly matched.
Sturt by 6 for me.