2008–09 WNBL season

The 2008–09 WNBL season was the 29th season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 10 teams contested the league. The regular season was played between October 2008 and March 2009, followed by a post-season involving the top five in March 2009.

2008–09 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 2008 – March 2009
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedCanberra Capitals
Season MVPRohanee Cox (Townsville Fire)
Top scorerRohanee Cox (Townsville Fire)
Finals
ChampionsCanberra Capitals
  Runners-upBulleen Boomers
Finals MVPNatalie Hurst (Canberra Capitals)
WNBL seasons

Broadcast rights were held by free-to-air network ABC. ABC broadcast one game a week, at 1:00PM 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 Canberra Capitals 19 3 86.36 22
2 Bulleen Boomers 17 5 77.27 22
3 Townsville Fire 16 6 72.73 22
4 Adelaide Lightning 15 7 68.18 22
5 Bendigo Spirit 14 8 63.64 22
6 Sydney Uni Flames 9 13 40.91 22
7 Dandenong Rangers 7 15 31.82 22
8 Logan Thunder 7 15 31.82 22
9 Perth Lynx 4 18 18.18 22
10 Australian Institute of Sport 2 20 9.09 22

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Canberra Capitals 60
2 Bulleen Boomers 52
Bulleen Boomers 79 Canberra Capitals 61
Townsville Fire 68 Bulleen Boomers 58
3 Townsville Fire 91
4 Adelaide Lightning 78 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances
  Elimination Final
             
  4. Adelaide Lightning 81  
  5. Bendigo Spirit 73

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Team
Most Valuable Player Award Rohanee Cox Townsville Fire
Grand Final MVP Award Natalie Hurst Canberra Capitals
Rookie of the Year Award Sarah Graham Logan Thunder
Defensive Player of the Year Award Alicia Poto Sydney Uni Flames
Coach of the Year Award Cheryl Chambers Bulleen Boomers
Top Shooter Award Rohanee Cox Townsville Fire

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Rohanee Cox Townsville Fire 22 466 21.2
Rebounds Per Game Abby Bishop Canberra Capitals 22 235 10.7
Assists Per Game Kristi Harrower Bendigo Spirit 19 112 5.9
Steals Per Game Alicia Poto Sydney Uni Flames 21 52 2.5
Blocks per game Jennifer Crouse Townsville Fire 22 55 2.5
Field Goal % Elizabeth Cambage AIS 16 (87/139) 62.6%
Three-Point Field Goal % Lisa Pardon Bulleen Boomers 22 (31/68) 45.6%
Free Throw % Deanna Smith Perth Lynx 17 (87/97) 89.7%

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