Wyndham and Sunbury set to face off for ultimate prize

AFTER one of the most memorable seasons in recent memory, the Big V Men’s Basketball competition has reached the final matchup of 2022, with the Sunbury Jets set to take on Wyndham in a best of three grand final series over the coming weeks.

Only two sides remain after an extremely competitive fixture to date, and it is fitting that the two strongest performing sides over the course of the year are set to face off in the grand final, which kicks off on the weekend.

Game one is set to begin proceedings on Sunday afternoon at Eagle Stadium, with both teams eager to get off to the ideal start in the first of up to three games.

It is shaping up to be an extremely even series, given both sides have the capability to post a big score on any given week. Wyndham will come in as underdog given how strong the Jets were in the home and away season. However, it is as even a matchup as we could ask for, and there is no guaranteed winner over the next few weeks.

Wyndham vs. Sunbury Jets
Game One – Sunday, August 21 @ 1:00pm
Eagle Stadium

Wyndham has been the second best side in the competition for the entirety of 2022, trailing only its grand final opponent. Finishing the season with a record of 17 wins and four losses, the home side came in with plenty of confidence in their ability to go deep into finals. They were able to deal with their semi final opponents in McKinnon over the course of three games.

After taking game one, they stumbled in the second match and allowed the opposition to force a game three, but Wyndham was able to get the job done in the deciding match. Against the Jets, they will need to bring their A-game for at least two games, which no side has been able to do all year. Wyndham’s biggest strength comes in its ability to get to 80-100 points per game, which has proven to be too much for most sides throughout the year. The Jets are a high-scoring side themselves, but Wyndham’s best bet comes in posting a massive score.

There has been no stronger team than the Jets throughout the season, and their record of 20 wins and just one loss reflects how good they have been. Coming into the finals as the team to beat, Sunbury managed to dismiss the Hume Broncos in three games in the semi finals last weekend. In a similar story to Wyndham, the Jets left the door open for the opposition with a game two loss, but bounced back in the final match to advance to the grand final. An extremely hard working two way team, the Jets will take some stopping, but Wyndham is a worthy opponent. However, if they can maintain their current run of form, the 2022 championship is the Jets’ to lose. Ishmael Sanders has been the benchmark all year, and should play a crucial role in their biggest three-game stretch of the year.

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