WODONGA Wolves will host the Country Basketball League’s North East conference grand finals for the fourth year running.
The Wolves, who will start their finals campaign this weekend, successfully tendered for the decider to be held again at the Wodonga Leisure Centre on February 9.
But there’s a more pressing date on the club’s mind.
“We’ve got to get through this week, first,” coach Mick Hickey said.
“We’re certainly excited by the possibility of playing in a home grand final again but we’ve got to win this one to get there.
“There’s nothing like playing at home, though.”
Hickey’s troops will host the Maryborough Blazers in the semi-final on Saturday. And despite losing their final round match to Seymour, Hickey said he was confident heading into the finals.
“You’ve got to be confident,” he said.
“We were missing a fair chunk of our core group in that last game.
“We’ll train hard this week and hopefully give ourselves the best chance.
“It’s a long trip from Maryborough to here.”
Hickey said his side was keen to avenge last year’s grand final loss.
“There’s plenty of fire in the belly of those involved last year,” he said.