The 2008 WNBL Finals was the postseason tournament of the WNBL's 2007–08 season.[1] The Canberra Capitals were the two-time defending champions but were defeated by Dandenong in the Semi-finals. The Adelaide Lightning won their fifth WNBL championship with a 92–82 win over the Sydney Uni Flames.[2]

2008 WNBL finals
TeamCoachWins
Adelaide Lightning Vicki Valk 1
Sydney Uni Flames Karen Dalton 0
Dates23 February – 8 March 2008
MVPRenae Camino (Adelaide)
Preliminary finalAdelaide def. Dandenong,
74–64
WNBL Finals

Standings

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# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Adelaide Lightning 21 3 87.5 24
2 Sydney Uni Flames 17 7 70.83 24
3 Canberra Capitals 17 7 70.83 24
4 Dandenong Rangers 12 12 50 24
5 Bulleen Boomers 11 13 45.83 24
6 Townsville Fire 10 14 41.67 24
7 Bendigo Spirit 10 14 41.67 24
8 Christchurch Sirens 9 15 37.5 24
9 AIS 8 16 33.33 24
10 Perth Lynx 5 19 20.83 24

Bracket

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Semi-finals

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(1) Adelaide Lightning vs. (2) Sydney Uni Flames

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23 February 2008
Adelaide Lightning 71–90 Sydney Uni Flames
Scoring by quarter: 12–17, 20–19, 21–31, 18–23
Pts: Camino 20
Rebs: Camino 10
Asts: Phillips 5
Pts: Porter, Poto 17
Rebs: Poto 8
Asts: Veal 7

(3) Canberra Capitals vs. (4) Dandenong Rangers

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22 February 2008
Canberra Capitals 54–60 Dandenong Rangers
Scoring by quarter: 16–8, 17–10, 9–20, 12–22
Pts: Bishop 15
Rebs: Beatty 10
Asts: Bevilaqua 4
Pts: Ryan 18
Rebs: Brogan 7
Asts: Three tied 2

Preliminary final

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(1) Adelaide Lightning vs. (4) Dandenong Rangers

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1 March 2008
Adelaide Lightning 74–64 Dandenong Rangers
Scoring by quarter: 21–12, 21–19, 22–19, 10–14
Pts: Camino 24
Rebs: Woosnam 12
Asts: Woosnam 9
Pts: Brogan 18
Rebs: Brogan 11
Asts: McInerny 5

Grand Final

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(1) Adelaide Lightning vs. (2) Sydney Uni Flames

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8 March 2008
Sydney Uni Flames 82–92 Adelaide Lightning
Scoring by quarter: 16–30, 19–10, 17–24, 30–28
Pts: Porter 23
Rebs: Musselwhite 9
Asts: Poto 6
Pts: Camino 32
Rebs: Camino, Whittle 9
Asts: Foley 6

Rosters

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References

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  1. ^ "MEDIA GUIDE – WNBL". wnbl.com.au. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Rampant Adelaide score grand final triumph". ABC News. abc.net.au. 8 March 2008.