The grand opening to the newly developed Casey Stadium proved to be a massive hit as over 1,000 people swept through the doors to see the first ever basketball game played at the brand new facility when Metro defeated Country in the two-game series.
Metro hoisted the trophy for the second time in the concept’s short span, backing up from its aggregate win in Shepparton in 2016. There was no need for a count back this year however, with Metro winning both women’s and men’s games; in fact, winning all eight quarters across the two contests.
Metro 80 (Dawson 29, Vanderzaag 19, Yousef 13)
Country 63 (Hood 18, Noller 8, Hoogenhout 8, Shadbolt 8)
Metro 135 (Bogart-King 26, Platenik 25, Trewella 18)
Country 115 (Burnett 21, Ross 19, Varley 17, Rebula 17)