2005–06 WNBL season

The 2005–06 WNBL season was the 26th season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 8 teams contested the league.

2005–06 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 2005 – February 2006
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedDandenong Rangers
Season MVPKatrina Hibbert (Bulleen Boomers)
Top scorerDeanna Smith (Perth Lynx)
Finals
ChampionsCanberra Capitals
  Runners-upDandenong Rangers
Finals MVPLauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
WNBL seasons

Broadcast rights were held by free-to-air network ABC. ABC broadcast one game a week, at 1:00 PM at every standard time in Australia.

Molten provided equipment including the official game ball, with Hoop2Hoop supplying team apparel.

Team standingsEdit

# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Dandenong Rangers 14 7 67.0 21
2 Adelaide Fellas 14 7 67.0 21
3 Canberra Capitals 14 7 67.0 21
4 Bulleen Boomers 13 8 62.0 21
5 Sydney Uni Flames 13 8 62.0 21
6 Townsville Fire 12 9 57.0 21
7 Perth Lynx 4 17 19.0 21
8 AIS 0 21 0.00 21

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Dandenong Rangers 75
2 Adelaide Fellas 70
Adelaide Fellas 81 Dandenong Rangers 55
Canberra Capitals 83 (OT) Canberra Capitals 68
3 Canberra Capitals 67
4 Bulleen Boomers 62 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Katrina Hibbert Bulleen Boomers
Grand Final MVP Award Lauren Jackson Canberra Capitals
Rookie of the Year Award Abby Bishop AIS
Defensive Player of the Year Award Emily McInerny Dandenong Rangers
Coach of the Year Award Gary Fox Dandenong Rangers
Top Shooter Award Deanna Smith Perth Lynx

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Deanna Smith Perth Lynx 21 456 21.7
Rebounds Per Game Hollie Grima Bulleen Boomers 21 191 9.1
Assists Per Game Erin Phillips Adelaide Fellas 21 102 4.9
Steals Per Game Tully Bevilaqua Canberra Capitals 21 48 2.3
Blocks per game Louella Tomlinson AIS 19 51 2.7
Field Goal % Tracey Beatty Canberra Capitals 21 (70/121) 57.9%
Three-Point Field Goal % Jennifer Screen Adelaide Fellas 20 (43/100) 43.0%
Free Throw % Desiree Glaubitz Bulleen Boomers 20 (58/67) 86.6%

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