1998–99 WNBL season

The 1998–99 WNBL season was the 19th season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 8 teams contested the league.

1998–99 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 1998 – February 1999
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedAIS
Season MVPLauren Jackson (AIS)
Top scorerLauren Jackson (AIS)
Finals
ChampionsAIS
  Runners-upPerth Breakers
Finals MVPKristen Veal (AIS)
WNBL seasons

Team standingsEdit

# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 AIS 16 5 76.0 21
2 Perth Breakers 14 7 67.0 21
3 Adelaide Lightning 12 9 57.0 21
4 Melbourne Tigers 11 10 52.0 21
5 Bulleen Boomers 11 10 52.0 21
6 Sydney Flames 10 11 48.0 21
7 Dandenong Rangers 6 15 29.0 21
8 Canberra Capitals 4 17 19.00 21

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 AIS 81
2 Perth Breakers 62
Perth Breakers 67 AIS 88
Adelaide Lightning 46 Perth Breakers 79
3 Adelaide Lightning 63
4 Melbourne Tigers 54 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Lauren Jackson AIS
Grand Final MVP Award Kristen Veal AIS
Rookie of the Year Award Caitlin Ryan Dandenong Rangers
Defensive Player of the Year Award Emily McInerny Melbourne Tigers
Coach of the Year Award Phil Brown AIS
Top Shooter Award Lauren Jackson AIS

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Lauren Jackson AIS 20 463 23.2
Rebounds Per Game Lauren Jackson AIS 20 238 4.1
Assists Per Game Kristen Veal AIS 17 112 6.6
Steals Per Game Tully Bevilaqua Perth Breakers 20 48 2.4
Blocks per game Jenny Whittle Perth Breakers 21 53 2.5
Field Goal % Lauren Jackson AIS 20 (192/355) 54.1%
Three-Point Field Goal % Rohanee Cox Perth Breakers 21 (13/31) 41.9%
Free Throw % Shelley Sandie Canberra Capitals 21 (72/86) 83.7%

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20141227122005/http://www.wnbl.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Media_Guide/12284_BASKAUST_WNBL_MEDIA_GUIDE_2014-15_BACK.pdf