A dominant second half has powered Lions 1 to the women’s title in the Katanning Basketball Association, defeating Wildcats 28-18 in Tuesday night’s grand final. Little separated the Lions and the Wildcats in the regular season, both teams finishing with a 10-2 win-loss record. The Lions were direct qualifiers into the decider after finishing on top while the Wildcats beat Panthers in the preliminary final to make the grand final. The Wildcats started strongly in the decider but the Lions hit back late in the opening half to establish a four-point lead. Tehana Connelly scored the final basket of the first half but her side trailed 12-16 at the break. The Wildcats’ Donna Woithe reduced the deficit to two points early in the second half but the Lions went into another gear after that, scoring the next nine points. Kiara Taylor sealed the premiership victory with a three-pointer in the dying stages as the Lions prevailed 28-18. Sedeena Woods top-scored for the winners with nine points and was well-supported by Miriam Bolton (8), Taylor (5) and Sherma Woods (4). Lions star Bolton was named most valuable player in the grand final. The Wildcats were held to six points in the second half despite the best efforts of Woithe, who hit 10 points and Connelly (6). Connelly was rewarded for a terrific overall season, named the women’s best-and-fairest player, while Woithe finished runner-up. In the sub-junior girls grand final, Jazz claimed a 58-22 victory over the Nets as Addison O’Neill hit 20 points. Sharie Oclarit from the Jazz was named the best-and-fairest player for the season.