Venue: Perth Entertainment Centre​​

Attendance8000

Wildcats

19

34

17

32

102

Tigers

24

32

25

23

104

So it has come down to this, after a long season it all revolves around one game. Will the Tigers win their first ever game in Perth or will Perth extend their home winning streak to 18?

There may have been a few nerves in the first quarter as it was low scoring quarter, 24 – 19, with the Tigers heading into the first break with a 5 point lead after leading by as much as 9.

Both teams really turned it on in the second quarter, with the Wildcats outscoring the Tigers 34 – 32. But at the half it was the Tigers 56 – 53. A key call just before half time saw Ricky Grace pick up this 4th foul.

During the third quarter the Wildcats not only got in front but had their biggest lead of the game, 6 points. Also during this quarter Lanard Copeland stepped up and hit 15 of his game high 35 points. The Tigers extended their lead in another low scoring quarter, 25 – 17. With one quarter to go in the 1993 season the Tigers lead 81 – 70.

At one stage the Tigers lead by 15 points in the last quarter but the Wildcats were not laying down. A number of 3 pointers saw the margin reduced to 3 points with about 10 seconds to go. Andrew Vlahov launched a game equalling 3 with 6 seconds to go but it rimmed out. The Wildcats gave it their best shot in the last quarter by hitting 32 points but it was not enough as the Tigers won their first championship, 104 – 102.

Tigers Win, Tigers Win, Tigers Win

Stats Highlights:

Lanard Copeland: 35 points & 8 rebounds

Mark Bradtke: 23 points & 19 rebounds

Andrew Gaze: 22 points & 5 assists

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