The race to determine the North-West's top NWBU under 22 sides will ramp up on Friday night when the finals series gets underway. Burnie, Somerset, Smithton and Devonport will take to the court in the men's competition, while the women's will see Devonport, Penguin, Burnie and Latrobe go head-to-head. The finals series was one Basketball Tasmania North-West manager Nathan Anderson was looking forward to, believing any side could claim victory on their day. "To be honest, it's been a to four in the women's - there's been a distinct best four and second four," Anderson said. "In the men's, it's been a closer situation. "If you look at the ladder, if the results had have gone a different way in one or two games, all four of those that missed out could have made it." The Warriors' women's side, who finished at the top of the ladder with just one loss to their name, will be looking for back-to-back titles when they meet Penguin in the qualifying final. While Burnie and Latrobe will fight to keep their season alive in the elimination final - a game Anderson believed could go down to the wire. "It's neck and neck in the women's elimination between Burnie and Latrobe because both sides have won one game each this year," he said. ALSO IN SPORT: "They couldn't be closer in terms of the match-up." In the men's, the Tigers will have to hold off the fast finishing Heat on their way to consecutive flags in the qualifying final. The elimination final will be a hard task for Devonport, who will make their way west to meet Smithton at home. Friday night's games are scheduled to get underway from 7pm at Ulverstone, while the Smithton and Devonport game at Smithton Recreation Centre to start at 8pm.