2002–03 WNBL season

The 2002–03 WNBL season was the 23rd season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 8 teams contested the league.

2002–03 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 2002 – February 2003
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedCanberra Capitals
Season MVPLauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
Top scorerLauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
Finals
ChampionsCanberra Capitals
  Runners-upSydney Flames
Finals MVPLauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
WNBL seasons

Team standingsEdit

# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Canberra Capitals 16 5 76.0 21
2 Townsville Fire 15 6 71.0 21
3 Sydney Flames 14 7 67.0 21
4 Adelaide Lightning 12 9 57.0 21
5 Dandenong Rangers 11 10 52.0 21
6 Bulleen Boomers 6 15 29.0 21
7 Perth Lynx 6 15 29.0 21
8 AIS 4 17 19.00 21

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Canberra Capitals 68
2 Townsville Fire 67
Townsville Fire 78 Canberra Capitals 69
Sydney Flames 83 Sydney Flames 67
3 Sydney Flames 72 (OT)
4 Adelaide Lightning 70 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals
Grand Final MVP Award Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals
Rookie of the Year Award Kelly Wilson AIS
Defensive Player of the Year Award Natalie Porter Townsville Fire
Coach of the Year Award David Herbert Townsville Fire
Top Shooter Award Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals 17 462 27.2
Rebounds Per Game Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals 17 197 11.6
Assists Per Game Kristen Veal Canberra Capitals 21 113 5.4
Steals Per Game Narelle Fletcher Dandenong Rangers 21 54 2.6
Blocks per game Jennifer Crouse Perth Lynx 21 88 4.2
Field Goal % Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals 17 (173/318) 54.4%
Three-Point Field Goal % Carly Wilson Dandenong Rangers 21 (24/63) 38.1%
Free Throw % Belinda Snell Sydney Flames 21 (59/70) 84.3%

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