Horsham teams could play a home grand final

CHAMPIONS: The Lady Hornets celebrate winning the 2015/16 CBL grand final in front of their home crowd.
CHAMPIONS: The Lady Hornets celebrate winning the 2015/16 CBL grand final in front of their home crowd.

HORSHAM will host this year’s North West Country Basketball League grand final deciders.

For the fifth year in a row, Horsham Amateur Basketball Association will host a CBL grand final.

The association’s vice-president Nicole Lakin said it would be great to see both teams make it to the grand final.

“Now it makes both teams really want to fight to be in it because they love playing in front of the big crowds,” she said.

Horsham Lady Hornets coach Gareth Hiscock said the decision to once again bring the grand final to Horsham was a testament to how well the association has run them in the past.

“The association has proved that they run grand finals really well, otherwise they wouldn’t get the opportunity every year,” he said.

Both the men’s and women’s teams sit top of their respective ladders and would be confident of making the grand finals, which will take place on February 10. 

“It’s great when you have the opportunity to play in a packed house. We get good crowds anyway but when it comes finals series people are hanging off the roof, so it’s great,” Hiscock said.

The Lady Hornets could play all of their finals in front of their home crowd.

“We will have a home semi-final as well, so all going well we should not have to leave Horsham for the rest of the season,” he said.

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