Sydney University Basketball Club’s men’s and women’s teams are through to the 2024 University Basketball League finals after wins over Adelaide University Waatu in the final round.

SU men’s side accounted for AU Waatu 110-85 at Sydney University’s New Balance Stadium court to close out the season proper in fourth place on the ladder.

Matthew Wacher led the Sydney Uni scoring with 25 points, while Joshua Pain (22), Michael Yoong (19), Mitchell Smith (14), Jonathan Woodcock (10), Chandler Skelton (6), Robbie Moore (5), Jake Weinstein (5) and Campbell Green (4) also contributed. Darcy McNamara led the visitor’s scoring with a stunning 42 points, while Ayual Garang (13), Harry Bruce (12) and Samuel Davies (11) also posted double figures.

The University of Melbourne finished minor premiers, with La Trobe, UTS, the University of Tasmania, University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Western Australia Maali and AU Waatu making up the top eight.

Sydney University will meet the University of Tasmania in Qualifying Final 4 at the New Balance Stadium Court at 2pm on Wednesday. In other Qualifying Finals, La Trobe will play UAW Maali, University of Melbourne will play AU Waatu and UTS will meet Uni SC.

Sydney University’s women’s team defeated AU Waatu 89-59 at the SUSF court to earn a berth in the 2024 UBL finals.

Caitlyn Martin led the scoring with16 points, while Holly Wills (15), Alexandra Kayrouz (15), Lauryn Walker (14), Alexandria Oliver (11), Sophie Hanna (8) and Madeleine D’Almeida (8) also contributed for the winners. Georgia Winter (21) and Alica Sabine (18) led the AU Waatu scorers.

The University of Sydney finished second on the ladder behind the University of Tasmania, with UTS La Trobe, Curtin University, ACU, Victoria University and UNSW making up the top eight.

The Qualifying Finals will see the University of Sydney take on Victoria University at home at midday on Wednesday; with the University of Tasmania up against UNSW, La Trobe University taking on Curtin University and UTS up against ACU.

The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday, 22 May and the Grand Final on Wednesday, May 29.