For all the information from Day 7 of the competition including draws, ladders and top performers, click here.

Everything is in readiness for the final day of the tournament with Vic Metro taking on SA Metro in the men’s gold medal game and QLD South in the women’s gold medal game while the Kevin Coombs Cup will be fought out between Western Australia and QLD South Rolling Thunder.

After advancing to the gold medal game unbeaten last year before falling to the Vics, WA have the chance for redemption and they come into this year’s final without a loss once again.

They proved too strong for NSW in the Semi-Final, succeeding by 13 points as they hold off a late charge from their opponents who won the final term 20-3.

QLD South did not have it as easy, beating Victoria by just a point as they finished on an 8-4 run behind 28 combined points from Lachlin Dalton and Eithen Leard.

That answered the best efforts of Jaylen Brown (14 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists) and Teisha Shadwell (11 points, 13 boards, six steals).

For the Under-18 men, Vic Metro are chasing their third Championship in four years after they got the better of NSW Metro, 83-70 in the Semi-Final.

They led by as much as 23 points thanks to a triple-double from Josh Giddey (23 points, 16 rebounds, 12 assists) while there is further good news with Leyi Adebayo released from hospital after he had a nasty fall on a dunk attempt.

In the other Semi-Final, SA Metro trailed by seven points in the first period against Tas before a 20-12 third quarter turned the tide.

Sebastian Griffin’s double-double of 20 points and ten rebounds and a 15-0 edge in bench points got them over the line, countering 23 points from Reyne Smith and Sejr Deans’ 22 points.

They are now guaranteed to win their first medal since 2010 while Tas will take on NSW Metro for bronze after they finished fourth and fifth respectively in 2018.

The women’s gold medal game will also feature Vic Metro, whose impressive defensive performance in the third term was enough to defeat NSW Metro.

Holding NSW Metro to just four points, Vic Metro turned a two-point half-time deficit into a 12-point lead and they went on to prevail 67-55 as Charlise Dunn (12 points, 13 rebounds) led nine players on the scoreboard.

They will meet QLD South in a re-match of the 2016 Under-18’s final after QLD South also put in a stellar defensive performance to take care of Vic Country.

Restricting them to just 47 points and 3-23 shooting from beyond the arc in a six-point win, Grace Ellis proved unstoppable at the other end as she tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Last year, Vic Country were able to bounce back from disappointment in the Semi-Final to claim bronze over NSW Country and they will now need to execute again against NSW Metro.

Don’t forget all live-streamed games today will be available via Townsville Basketball’s YouTube channel.

For all the draws, results and LiveStats, click here.

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Results and top performers from Day 7 of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup being held in Townsville, Queensland.

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