THE Portland Women’s Coasters team is one step closer to the ultimate prize after their victory against the Stawell Wildcats in the Country Basketball League semi finals at the Lighthouse on Saturday night.
The side will now strive for perfection in the South West division of the league as they attempt an unbeaten season when they travel to Horsham for the grand final in a match against the Horsham Hornets next weekend.
The undefeated Coasters entered the game against the Wildcats as warm favourites to advance to the grand final, expected to easily account for a line-up which was yet to register a win from six starts in the regular season.
An unlikely win for the Wildcats was never considered a probable outcome as they made the daunting road trip to the Lighthouse basketball stadium, which has developed into a fortress for the Coasters over the past season.
Read more in Monday’s Portland Observer, February 3, 2014.