Wyndham looking to finish the job

THE second week of the Big V Men’s basketball competition grand final series is set to kick off this weekend, with game two between Wyndham and the Sunbury Jets scheduled for Saturday night at Boardman Stadium, while a potential game three will take place at the same venue the following afternoon.

Wyndham took game one in dominant fashion last week, claiming a whopping 38-point triumph and grabbing a 1-0 lead in the best of three series. Now they have the opportunity to finish their good work in game two, and claim the 2022 championship in surprising fashion, given the fact that the Jets were expected to win it all after a dominant home and away campaign.

If Wyndham are not successful in game two, the series will go to a deciding third contest with a quick turnaround on Sunday afternoon. Given how strong Sunbury has been for the majority of the year, it would not be surprising to see them come out and force a game three, but Wyndham showed a lot last weekend, and will be confident in their ability to get it done too.

Sunbury Jets vs. Wyndham
Saturday, August 27 @ 7pm
Boardman Stadium

The Jets found themselves on the wrong end of an upset in game one of the grand final series, falling in convincing fashion and handing themselves an early-series deficit. We know how good their best can be, and that is perfectly displayed in their 20-1 record in the home and away season, but that is not what they brought to Eagle Stadium last week. The loss will likely serve as a wake-up call for Sunbury, who now know they have a serious battle on their hands against a high-scoring Wyndham side. One of the biggest factors coming into game two is the performance of Ishmael Sanders, who was held to just five points (2/13 FG) in the opening match of the series. He has been a star for the Jets all year on the offensive end, and will need to lift his output tomorrow night if his side is any chance to keep their season alive.

It was a stunning display from Wyndham, who shocked the competition with a 38-point blowout win over the ladder-leaders in game one. The victors were dominant on both ends of the court as their offence fired on all cylinders without sacrificing any of their work defending a dangerous Jets side. In sports, they say the final hurdle is always the toughest, so Saturday’s potential championship game will come with its fair share of pressure, but coach Lucas Allen will have his side well prepared for the biggest game of their season. There is no doubt the Jets will come hard, but if Wyndham can produce a similar performance to last week, it should be enough to get the job done. Look for Maurice Howard to have a serious impact on the game, after an impressive season that culminated in a 23-point outing in game one.

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