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Conference Finals

Friday 14 August 1998

Ipswich Eagles 86 (J.Gardiner 20) d Townsville Sunbirds 72 (A.Walker 19) in Townsville

Southern Districts Spartans 114 (T.Roberts 20, J.Korst 20) d Gold Coast Warriors 60 (T.Pihler 16) in Brisbane

Saturday 15 August 1998

Ipswich Eagles 85 (K.Dallas 22) d Townsville Sunbirds 66 (J.Trippett 17) in Townsville - Ipswich Eagles win North Conference semi final series 2-0, and qualify for the CBA national finals

Southern Districts Spartans 107 (T.Roberts 29) d Gold Coast Warriors 81 (T.Pihler 22) in Brisbane - Southern Districts win North Conference semi final series 2-0, and qualify for the CBA national finals

West Adelaide Bearcats 94 (H.Sporn 22) d South Adelaide Panthers 71 (I.Sourlatzis 15) - Central quarter final

Noarlunga City Tigers 68 (N.Lindsay 18) d Woodville Warriors 65 (S.Cudmore 25) - Central quarter final

*Bendigo Lady Braves (44) 82 d Frankston Blues (26) 51 - South quarter final
(R May 15 M Henderson 13 E McInerney 13) (A Reid 12 J Myers 11 M Jackson 8)

A strong opening from Bendigo behind the Henderson sisters and Emily McInerney paved the way for the Lady Braves to take a handy 18 pt lead into the second half. Cathy Craw played a lone hand on the boards for Frankston providing a match high 12 rebounds with Ofsoski only playing limited minutes due to an ankle injury as the Blues were outrebounded 36-58. A strong third term by the Lady Braves outscoring Frankston by 10 put the contest beyond doubt and ended the Blues season and their opportunity to defend their conference and national championships The inform Bendigo girls now head to Kilsyth for the conference semi's in an attempt to snap the Cobras four game winning streak. Crowd: 655

*Launceston Tornadoes (32) 71 d Nunawading Spectres (41) 70 - South quarter final
(K Wakita 30 K Lawrence 10 A Sherriff 7) (L Cavanagh 26 C Mathieson 13 R Christou 9)

Nunawading led by Larissa Cavanagh's 22 first half points controlled the game early as they were 17 pts up midway through the third term, but an increase in defensive intensity by the Tornadoes and a vocal home crowd inspired Launceston to peg back the leeway. Kaui Wakita continued her devastating form with 30pts & 24 reb (18 pts in second half) to maintain Launceston's hopes in the South conference playoffs The Spectres failed to score in the final 3 minutes of the contest whilst Launceston managed 4 critical pts to give them the lead down the stretch. A crucial block by Kristen Lawrence in the dying seconds denied Nunawading further participation in post season action as Launceston held on by a solitary point in an absolute thriller.Crowd: 1435 Sellout

Saturday 22 August 1998

*Knox Raiders (45) 89 d Launceston Raiders (28) 77 - South semi final
(R Ryan 16 R Fearon-Brown 14 C Evans 12) (K Wakita 18 K Claydon 12 C Jordan 9)
Desperate to atone for their recent defeat in Launceston, top ranked Knox Raiders set the early pace limiting the Tornadoes scoring opportunities whilst maintaining a consistent output. After establishing a 17pt half time lead, the Raiders protected this behind Robin Ryans' 16 pts and Carleigh Evans' 16 rebounds. The Tornadoes, despite making a concerted last quarter comeback outscoring Knox 32-22, found the gap too much, as the Raiders now progress in an attempt to add to their three previous South Conference titles (1992,94,96)

*Kilsyth Cobras (33) 73 d Bendigo Lady Braves (29) 60 - South semi final
(A Cartledge 19 J Datson 17 A Kerr 15) (K Trahair 16 C Demaine 9 A Walsh 8)
Full court intensity by the homecourt Cobras stifled Bendigo early in the game, allowing them to record just 6pts in the first term. This set the trend as only Kristy Trahair managed to return double figures (16) for the Lady Braves, as their opponents Kilsyth, led by Andrea Cartledge (19) & Jodie Datson(17), had four double figure contributors. Only leading by 4 entering the final term, a strong last twelve minutes by the Cobras booked them an appointment with neighbours and arch rivals Knox in next week's South Conference grand final.

Norwood Flames 68 (T.Hopgood 24) d West Adelaide Bearcats 59 (S.Woosnam 13) - Central semi final
Norwood advance to the Central Conference grand final against North Adelaide, and qualify for the National quarter finals.

Friday 28 August 1998

Southern Districts Spartans 104 (T.Roberts 38) d Ipswich Eagles 76 (J.Gardiner 21) in Brisbane - North grand final, game #1

Saturday 29 August 1998

Southern Districts Spartans 101 (J.Korst 28) d Ipswich Eagles 81 (J.Gardiner 22) in Brisbane - Spartans win North Conference grand final series 2-0, and earn a bye for the national quarter finals, and host their semi final game

Kilsyth Cobras (45) 80 d Knox Raiders (35) 71 - South grand final
(J Hoey 18 A Cartledge 16 R Brincat 15) (C Evans 20 J Hyett 13 K Beasy 12)

Before a massive crowd of 1274 committed supporters, neighbourhood rivals Knox and Kilsyth commenced the game with plenty of enthusiasm and vigour. Both teams were desperate to gain an early advantage, but to little avail as at the end of the initial term the scores were locked together at 19 apiece. Rebecca Brincat started the second quarter strongly creating a presence and a target inside for her Kilsyth team mates, and 7 unanswered points from Jo Hoey, the Cobras started to gain the ascendancy outscoring Knox 26-16 in the term to secure a handy 10 pt half time lead.

Knox, through the agency of Jade Hyett (7) and Carleigh Evans (9) came out blazing in the next stanza and caught the Cobras napping, as they quickly erased the deficit and snatched the lead away from the Cobras at one stage during the quarter. Kilsyth managed to stem the charge and hold a narrow 2 pt edge as the all important final quarter commenced. The Cobras inspired by the on court leadership of Jo Hoey and Andrea Cartledge and the rebounding strength of 17 yo Aneka Kerr settled the quickest down the stretch and slowly edged away from a desperate Knox to eventually take home the bacon in a sensational contest for the South Conference Womens title.

Game MVP - Jo Hoey (Kilsyth) Crowd - 1274

North Adelaide Rockets 75 (J.Hill 31) d Norwood Flames 70 (C.Classen 18) - Central grand final
North Adelaide win the Central Conference title despite two three-pointers by Norwood in the closing minute. Because of superior win-loss records to the oppoition, bith teams host their National quarter finals.


National Finals

Saturday 5 September 1998 - Quarter finals

Knox Raiders (Sth 2) (52) 103 defeated North Adelaide Rockets (Cent 1) (45) 81
(J Williams 26 R Fearon-Brown 17 R Ryan 15)) (B Wilson 26 K Riches 14 R Keller 14))

Norwood Flames (Cent 2) (31) 86 defeated Ipswich Eagles (Nth 2) (25) 56
(T Hopgood 19 M Carlson 18 C Claessen 18) (N Morrice 14 R Syassen 12 K Dallas 11)

Saturday 12 September 1998 - Semi Finals

Knox Raiders ( 42 ) 89 d * Southern District Spartans ( 34 ) 79
(C Evans 21 J Hyett 20 K Reus 14) (T Roberts 34 L Smith 13 J Korst 10 R Stephens 10)

A powerful defensive performance by the visiting Knox Raiders contained the depth of Southern Districts to lead throughout the entire contest in a close and exciting game. Evans and Hyett caused headaches for the Spartans all over the court. Trina Roberts - Spartans (34pts & 19reb) lone hand performance was not enough eventually failing by 8. Match Report

*Kilsyth Cobras ( 43 ) 75 d Norwood Flames ( 20 ) 51
(A Kerr 19 A Cartledge 17 J Datson 15) (P Jaunitis 13 C Claessen 12 T Burton 10)

In a tough and physical contest Kilsyth had powered to a commanding 23pt half time lead in this do or die semi final contest. Norwood did not give up and made a concerted second half charge, but the inside strength of 17 yo Aneka Kerr (19pts & 13 Reb) coupled with the backcourt experience of Cartledge & Datson saw the Cobras progress.

Saturday 19 September 1998 - Grand Final

Kilsyth Cobras (43) 87 d Knox Raiders (30) 69
(A Cartledge 21 A Kerr 18 J Datson 11) (K Reus 17 C Evans 16 K Beasy 13)
Grand Final MVP Andrea Cartledge (Kilsyth) 21pts, 8 reb, 3 assists Match Report

National Awards -
Most Valuable Player: Sharon Simons (Forestville)
Coach of the Year:
Norma Connolly (Townsville)
Youth Player of the Year: Larissa Cavanagh (Nunawading)
All-CBA: Narelle Lindsay (Noarlunga City), Andrea Cartledge (Kilsyth), Sharon Simons (Forestville), Kaui Wakita (Launceston), Trina Roberts (Southern Districts)

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