Warrnambool's Nathan Sobey to play in NBL grand final series with Adelaide

BIG NAMES: Adelaide 36ers' Nathan Sobey drives past NBL MVP and Perth Wildcats opponent Bryce Cotton in game two of their semi-final series on Friday night. Picture: AAP
BIG NAMES: Adelaide 36ers' Nathan Sobey drives past NBL MVP and Perth Wildcats opponent Bryce Cotton in game two of their semi-final series on Friday night. Picture: AAP

TWO years ago Nathan Sobey led Big V division one team Warrnambool Seahawks to a championship.

Now he’s chasing success in Australia’s premier basketball competition after helping Adelaide 36ers to the NBL best-of-five grand final series.

The athletic guard dropped 13 points, reeled in 16 rebounds and dished off five assists in the 36ers’ come-from-behind semi-final 89-88 win against defending champion Perth Widlcats on Friday night.

Adelaide, which last won a title in 2002, clawed its way back from an 18-point deficit to clean-sweep the semi-final series and book its first grand final berth since 2014.

The 36ers’ overcame a hostile Perth Arena crowd to claim the lead for the first time with just 24 seconds to play.

Former NBA player Josh Childress was the star, scoring the winning basket to take his game tally to 25 points.

League MVP Bryce Cotton had the game played on Perth’s terms early, scoring 19 of his game-high 31 points in the first term before a leg injury hampered his output.

Adelaide will play Melbourne United in the grand final series, starting at Hisense Arena on Friday night.