It was a fantastic showing from the Raiders with 14 teams heading into finals last weekend.
Unfortunately, all our girls teams came up short, but certainly not without a fight! Our senior Women's team (Raiders 627) led by Tildi Sergeant came within 3 points of taking the game into overtime facing a very well drilled Scarborough Sharks team. Ashlee Hardisty (#9) was certainly hot for the Raiders and had a sensational game with 20pts from the field, but it was not enough to overcome a solid Sharks unit. Well done Ashlee and all the girls for a tremendous effort!! Final score (Scarborough 425) 37 - (Raiders 627) 34.
Our other 2 girls team were U14s Raiders 617 going down to Claremont/Cottelsoe by 5 ( 28-33 ), with Rebecca Harris leading the charge for her team with 9 points, and Raiders 623 getting knocked out by just ONE POINT! Emily Burgess was leading scorer on 11 points, but a brilliant effort defensively from all the girls and tough to get so close and fall short, being defeated by City Beach (25-26).
Onto our boys team semi-finalists results and notable player mentions:
Raiders 646 45 def City Beach 158 16 ( #15 Nicholas Worley - 18pts )
Raiders 654 34 def Woodland Warriors 26 (#14 Ethan Brown - 19pts)
Raiders 660 62 def Raiders 656 22 (#4 Jordan Wayne - 24pts; #14 Alexander Spadek - 19pts)
City Beach 152 41 def Raiders 652 21 (#7 Nathan Gunasekara - 11pts; #10 Thomas Blayney - 10pts)
Raiders 658 63 def Raiders 668 32 (#5 Benjamin Thorp - 25pts; #9 Dean Morse - 19pts)
Raiders 674 28 def Warriors 928 27 (#9 Ty Jones - 16pts)
City Beach 170 45 def Raiders 666 37 (#9 Fintan Mcauliffe - 22pts)
City Beach 168 28 def Raiders 676 23 (#13 Hudson Hayes - 10pts)
Raiders 684 25 def Claremont/Cottelsoe 370 13 (#5 Cole Stevenson - 10pts)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING TEAMS HEADING TO THE GRAND FINALS! WE ENCOURAGE ALL OUR SUPPORTERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO COME DOWN AND SUPPORT OUR RAIDERS TEAMS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES!
RAIDERS 646 vs Claremont/Cottesloe 344 @ 10:30am SAT 15SEP - Court 3
RAIDERS 654 vs Scarborough Sharks 432 @ 10:30am SAT 15SEP - Court 6
RAIDERS 660 vs Scarborough Sharks 446 @ 9:00am SAT 15SEP - Court 4
RAIDERS 658 vs Scarborough Sharks 472 @ 1:30pm SAT 15SEP - Court 6
RAIDERS 674 vs Claremont/Cottesloe 364 @ 10:30am SAT 15SEP - Court 5
RAIDERS 684 vs CITY BEACH 188 @ 1:30pm SAT 15SEP - Court 3
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL TEAMS!