1987 WNBL season

The 1987 WNBL season was the seventh season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 11 teams contested the league.

1987 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League (WNBL)
SportBasketball
Number of teams11
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedNunawading Spectres
Season MVPRobyn Maher (Nunawading Spectres)
Top scorerKathy Foster (Hobart Islanders)
Finals
ChampionsNunawading Spectres
  Runners-upCoburg Cougars
Finals MVPTracey Browning (Nunawading Spectres)
WNBL seasons
← 1986
1988 →

Regular seasonEdit

LadderEdit

Team Played Won Lost Won %
1 Nunawading Spectres 20 18 2 90
2 Coburg Cougars 20 14 6 70
3 North Adelaide Rockets 20 13 7 65
4 West Adelaide Bearcats 20 13 7 65
5 Australian Institute of Sport 20 10 10 50
6 Brisbane Blazers 20 10 10 50
7 Noarlunga Tigers 20 10 10 50
8 Bankstown Bruins 20 8 12 40
9 Canberra Capitals 20 7 13 35
10 Hobart Islanders 20 4 16 20
11 Bulleen Melbourne Boomers 20 3 17 15

FinalsEdit

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Nunawading Spectres 61
4 West Adelaide Bearcats 52
1 Nunawading Spectres 67
2 Coburg Cougars 59
3 North Adelaide Rockets 60
2 Coburg Cougars 67

Season AwardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Robyn Maher Nunawading Spectres
Grand Final MVP Award Tracey Browning Nunawading Spectres
Coach of the Year Award Tom Maher Nunawading Spectres
Top Shooter Award Kathy Foster Hobart Islanders

Statistical leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Kathy Foster Hobart Islanders 20 415 20.8
Rebounds Per Game Samantha Thornton Bulleen Melbourne Boomers 18 221 12.3
Assists Per Game Karin Maar Coburg Cougars 20 104 5.2
Steals Per Game Donna Brown Noarlunga Tigers 20 66 3.3
Blocks per game Chris Saunders Bulleen Melbourne Boomers 20 24 1.2
Field Goal % Marisa Rowe Coburg Cougars 17 (69/129) 53.5%
Three-Point Field Goal % Cheryl Chambers Coburg Cougars 19 (18/42) 42.9%
Free Throw % Sandy Brondello Australian Institute of Sport 18 (34/43) 79.1%

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20120318214857/http://www.wnbl.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Media_Guide/2011_12/Team_Profiles/10041_BASKAUST_MEDIA_GUIDE_2011-12_WNBL_BACK.pdf