1989 WNBL season

The 1989 WNBL season was the ninth season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 13 teams contested the league to start the season, but the Perth Breakers withdrew midseason.[1]

1989 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League (WNBL)
SportBasketball
Number of teams12 (13)
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedNunawading Spectres
Season MVPKathy Foster (Hobart Islanders)
Top scorerKathy Foster (Hobart Islanders)
Finals
ChampionsNunawading Spectres
  Runners-upHobart Islanders
Finals MVPSamantha Thornton (Nunawading Spectres)
WNBL seasons

Regular seasonEdit

LadderEdit

Team Played Won Lost Won %
1 Nunawading Spectres 24 20 4 83
2 Hobart Islanders 23 16 7 70
3 North Adelaide Rockets 23 18 5 78
4 Bulleen Boomers 24 16 8 67
5 Sydney Bruins 22 14 8 64
6 Brisbane Blazers 21 11 10 52
7 West Adelaide Bearcats 24 13 11 54
8 Melbourne Tigers 23 10 13 43
9 Canberra Capitals 23 8 15 35
10 Coburg Cougars 24 6 18 25
11 Noarlunga Tigers 22 3 19 14
12 Australian Institute of Sport 24 3 21 12

FinalsEdit

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Nunawading Spectres 69
4 Bulleen Boomers 68
1 Nunawading Spectres 80
2 Hobart Islanders 69
2 Hobart Islanders 69
3 North Adelaide Rockets 53

Season AwardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Kathy Foster Hobart Islanders
Grand Final MVP Award Samantha Thornton Nunawading Spectres
Rookie of the Year Award Renae Fegent AIS
Coach of the Year Award Mark Molitor North Adelaide Rockets
Top Shooter Award Kathy Foster Hobart Islanders

Statistical leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Kathy Foster Hobart Islanders 23 467 20.3
Rebounds Per Game Rachael Sporn West Adelaide Bearcats 22 314 14.3
Assists Per Game Karin Maar Bulleen Boomers 24 134 5.6
Steals Per Game Kathy Hahn Noarlunga Tigers 22 70 3.2
Blocks per game Sarah Duncan Coburg Cougars 15 30 2.0
Field Goal % Trina Roberts Brisbane Blazers 21 (147/237) 62.0%
Three-Point Field Goal % Cherie Hogg Canberra Capitals 23 (22/51) 43.1%
Free Throw % Patricia Mickan North Adelaide Rockets 23 (38/43) 88.4%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FLASHBACK 119: April 30, 1989 & May 1, 1987". botinagy.com. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  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