Southern Gazette sport preview: Demons play final WAFL game while Redbacks’ quest for SBL glory continues

Redbacks player Justin Brown puts away a basket.
Redbacks player Justin Brown puts away a basket.

WAFL

PERTH plays its last game of the WAFL season at home on Saturday when it hosts East Perth at Lathlain Park.

As the Demons have a bye in last round of the season, the game will be the last opportunity for the side to escape the wooden spoon.

Perth were competitive against Peel Thunder in its last match, only going down by 21 points in Mandurah.

East Perth will be desperate to win as it clings to the last finals spot on the ladder with West Perth breathing down its neck.

The action begins with the colts match at 9am before the reserves game at 11.30am and the league match at 2.15pm.

SBL

THE Perth Redbacks’ quest for the title continues when it takes on Willetton Tigers in game one of their semi final series on Saturday in the men’s SBL.

While the Redbacks’ season was finished by the Mandurah Magic in the women’s SBL, the men’s team overcame a 1-0 deficit in its quarter-final series against South West Slammers.

It sets up a difficult series against the Tigers, who finished first on the ladder.

Game one takes place at the Willetton Basketball Stadium at 7pm tomorrow night, with game two taking place at Belmont Oasis on the following Friday.

If required, game three will take place back in Willetton next Saturday.

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