2001–02 WNBL season

The 2001–02 WNBL season was the 22nd season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 8 teams contested the league.

2001–02 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 2001 – February 2002
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedAdelaide Lightning
Season MVPPenny Taylor (Dandenong Rangers)
Top scorerPenny Taylor (Dandenong Rangers)
Finals
ChampionsCanberra Capitals
  Runners-upSydney Panthers
Finals MVPLauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
WNBL seasons

Team standingsEdit

# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Adelaide Lightning 17 4 80.95 21
2 Canberra Capitals 15 6 71.43 21
3 Dandenong Rangers 15 6 71.43 21
4 Sydney Panthers 13 8 61.9 21
5 AIS 11 10 52.38 21
6 Bulleen Boomers 6 15 28.57 21
7 Perth Lynx 4 17 19.05 21
8 Townsville Fire 3 18 14.29 21

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Adelaide Lightning 62
2 Canberra Capitals 66
Adelaide Lightning 64 Canberra Capitals 75
Sydney Panthers 66 Sydney Panthers 69
3 Dandenong Rangers 85
4 Sydney Panthers 98 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Penny Taylor Dandenong Rangers
Grand Final MVP Award Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals
Rookie of the Year Award Alison Downie
Kamala Lamshed
Dandenong Rangers
Adelaide Lightning
Defensive Player of the Year Award Emily McInerny Dandenong Rangers
Coach of the Year Award Karen Dalton Sydney Panthers
Top Shooter Award Penny Taylor Dandenong Rangers

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Penny Taylor Dandenong Rangers 20 570 28.5
Rebounds Per Game Suzy Batkovic Townsville Fire 21 256 12.2
Assists Per Game Jae Kingi-Cross Adelaide Lightning 21 100 4.8
Steals Per Game Melissa Mcclure Perth Lynx 21 52 2.5
Blocks per game Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals 13 44 3.4
Field Goal % Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals 13 (118/224) 52.7%
Three-Point Field Goal % Jessica Foley AIS (31/76) 40.8%
Free Throw % Deanna Smith Adelaide Lightning 15 (19/19) 100%

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