The Warriors, who had already gone further than ever before in the competition, made history by scoring four points in the final 30 seconds to win 22-18 and book a place in the grand final.
With the scores even and only 36 seconds left on the clock, the Warriors managed to steal the ball and drive forward for a layup and go up by two, before Ryan Cockman slammed home an emphatic dunk to put the game beyond the reach of St Stephens.
Warriors assistant coach Clinton Morris said he and head coach Nathan Brown were proud of the team for all they had accomplished so far this season.
However, he said there was still some unfinished business, with one more win to come.
‘St Stephens are a great team and that was reflected in closeness of the scoreline,’ Morris said.
The game was close for the majority of the play, with neither team able to get more than four points ahead of the other before the nail-biting finish.
Ryan Langley and Sam Bosuen played well, assisting on several shots, while Luke Castle and Marcelle Blackie provided the necessary presence under the rim.
The atmosphere was electric and Morris hopes the school spirit will continue into the grand final.
‘We can’t thank all the staff members, parents and students who came to help out and cheer for us enough, they really do make a difference,’ he said.
The Warriors grand final is expected to take place on June 22 at Lords, Subiaco. Their opponent is yet to be determined.