Big V SCM Grand Final Game One Eltham vs Ringwood, August 2018
It was the year with the potential to make Big V history with the Ringwood Hawks in the limelight.
They went in as back-to-back champions after stellar years in 2016/17. However, basketball fans across the globe know how difficult it is to achieve the ultimate ‘three-peat’. Could it be something we see in State Championship Men in season 2018?
For the Hawks, only one thing was standing in the their way: the Eltham Wildcats.
Ringwood finished the regular season on top with 17 wins, 5 losses, however Eltham (2nd) trailed closely just one win behind.
Jacob Gibson, Matthew Snow and Scottie Stone were expected to lift the bar for Hawks this finals campaign, all possessing known skills to rise to the occasion.
Eltham, on the other hand, had Trevor Lee build a strong core with Ben Waldren and Justin Aver, while bringing in the season’s excitement machine in Josh Sykes.
For Game One we ventured to the sold out Eltham High School where tickets lasted all of twenty minutes. It was the beginning of an intense series, re-live here: