Sutherland and Mermaids crowned big V champions
HAMILTON’S Abbey Sutherland was a part of the Warrnambool Mermaids, Big V division one championship team that defeated the Casey Cavaliers in a best of three series last week.
Coming into its grand final match-up, the Mermaids were the heavy underdogs, as Casey had proved all season long that it would be the team to beat.
Game one was on Warrnambool’s home court, as the two teams did battle at the Arc, only for Casey to take walk away with a comfortable 14-point win.
Down 1-0 in the best of three series, the Mermaids faced the difficult challenge of beating the Cavaliers on its home court, two nights in a row.
Sutherland and her team were disappointed with their efforts, not only dropping game one, but the fact that they dropped it in front of their home crowd.