1988 WNBL season

The 1988 WNBL season was the eighth season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 12 teams contested the league.

1988 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League (WNBL)
SportBasketball
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedNunawading Spectres
Season MVPJulie Nykiel (Noarlunga Tigers)
Top scorerJulie Nykiel (Noarlunga Tigers)
Finals
ChampionsNunawading Spectres
  Runners-upNorth Adelaide Rockets
Finals MVPShelley Gorman (Nunawading Spectres)
WNBL seasons

Regular seasonEdit

LadderEdit

Team Played Won Lost Won %
1 Nunawading Spectres 22 21 1 95
2 North Adelaide Rockets 22 18 4 82
3 Bankstown Bruins 22 16 6 73
4 West Adelaide Bearcats 22 14 8 64
5 Canberra Capitals 22 13 9 59
6 Coburg Cougars 22 13 9 59
7 Noarlunga Tigers 22 12 10 55
8 Brisbane Blazers 22 11 11 50
9 Perth Breakers 22 6 16 27
10 Bulleen Melbourne Boomers 22 5 17 23
11 Australian Institute of Sport 22 3 19 14
12 Hobart Islanders 22 0 22 0

FinalsEdit

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Nunawading Spectres 81
4 West Adelaide Bearcats 63
1 Nunawading Spectres 71
2 North Adelaide Rockets 43
3 Bankstown Bruins 56
2 North Adelaide Rockets 73

Season AwardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Julie Nykiel Noarlunga Tigers
Grand Final MVP Award Shelley Gorman Nunawading Spectres
Rookie of the Year Award Lucille Hamilton Australian Institute of Sport
Coach of the Year Award Robbie Cadee Bankstown Bruins
Top Shooter Award Julie Nykiel Noarlunga Tigers

Statistical leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Julie Nykiel Noarlunga Tigers 21 452 21.5
Rebounds Per Game Debbie Slimmon Coburg Cougars 19 245 12.9
Assists Per Game Karin Maar Coburg Cougars 22 112 5.1
Steals Per Game Donna Brown North Adelaide Rockets 21 75 3.6
Blocks per game Roksana Boreli Hobart Islanders 6 13 2.2
Field Goal % Julie Nykiel Noarlunga Tigers 21 (180/312) 57.7%
Three-Point Field Goal % Michele Timms Nunawading Spectres 21 (44/85) 51.8%
Free Throw % Laura Giaretto North Adelaide Rockets 19 (42/48) 87.5%

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