Illawarra Newsroom

Wollongong Roller Hawks finish top of the table

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The Wollongong Roller Hawks found a new gear over the weekend claiming three wins in the final round of the NWBL regular season and insist they can find another one or two before the Finals commence in Darwin in two weeks.

The Roller Hawks accounted for Darwin (92-45) on Friday night and were too strong for Perth (94-75) on Saturday morning but it was Saturday night’s matchup against Queensland that was always going to be the most intriguing after the Spinning Bullets beat Wollongong last round.

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The Roller Hawks took control early racing to a 22-12 lead at quarter time, the Roller Hawks consistently doubled Bullets big man Michael Auprince making life tough all night and forcing him to offload to teammates more than he wanted to. The visitors kept their opponents at bay throughout the game, winning 77-64.

The Roller Hawks finish the regular season in first place and will play the Perth Wheelcats on Day 1 of the Finals with the winner progressing directly to Sunday’s Gold Medal game.

The loser will get a second chance by playing the winner of 3rd (Queensland) vs 4th (Darwin) who will meet in an elimination game also on Day 1.

Image: Wollongong Roller Hawks