Seahawks advance to Big V semi-final after thrilling home win

Tim Gainey and injured US import Sai'Quon Stone celebrate after the final buzzer.

Tim Gainey and injured US import Sai'Quon Stone celebrate after the final buzzer.

WARRNAMBOOL Seahawks have advanced to the Big V semi-finals after notching a thrilling three-point win in front of a huge home crowd on Saturday night.

The Seahawks defeated Chelsea Gulls 68-65 in the division one quarter-final after star veteran Tim Gainey plucked a steal in the dying seconds to seal an emotional win.

The Bobby Cunningham-coached team showed its fighting spirit after a nervous start had it trailing 24-13 at quarter-time.

Gainey led scorers with 17 points and Simon O'Keefe dropped 15 to complement his strong defensive display.

Justin Wallace hit four clutch three-pointers on his way to 16 points.

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