2009–10 WNBL season

The 2009–10 WNBL season was the 30th season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 10 teams contested the league. The regular season was played between October 2009 and March 2010, followed by a post-season involving the top five in March 2010.[1] The Canberra Capitals were the defending champions and they successfully defended their title with a 75–70 win over the Bulleen Boomers in the Grand Final.[2]

2009–10 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration2 October 2009 – 6 March 2010
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedBulleen Boomers
Season MVPKristi Harrower Bendigo
Top scorerSuzy Batkovic Sydney
Finals
ChampionsCanberra Capitals
  Runners-upBulleen Boomers
Finals MVPLauren Jackson Canberra
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 Bulleen Boomers 21 1 95.5 22
2 Sydney Uni Flames 17 5 77.3 22
3 Canberra Capitals 16 6 72.7 22
4 Townsville Fire 14 8 63.6 22
5 Bendigo Spirit 13 9 59.1 22
6 Adelaide Lightning 13 9 59.1 22
7 Dandenong Rangers 7 15 31.8 22
8 Logan Thunder 6 16 27.3 22
9 Perth Lynx 2 20 9.1 22
10 Australian Institute of Sport 1 21 4.5 22

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Bulleen Boomers 72
2 Sydney Uni Flames 55
Sydney Uni Flames 56 Bulleen Boomers 70
Canberra Capitals 61 Canberra Capitals 75
3 Canberra Capitals 70
4 Townsville Fire 39 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances
  Elimination Final
             
  4. Townsville Fire 84  
  5. Bendigo Spirit 73

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Award Kristi Harrower Guard Bendigo Spirit
Grand Final MVP Award Lauren Jackson Centre Canberra Capitals
Rookie of the Year Award Tayla Roberts Forward AIS
Defensive Player of the Year Award Rachael Flanagan Guard Townsville Fire
Coach of the Year Award Tom Maher Coach Bulleen Boomers
Top Shooter Award Suzy Batkovic Forward/Centre Sydney Uni Flames
All-Star Five Liz Cambage
Suzy Batkovic
Deanna Smith
Jenna O'Hea
Kristi Harrower
Centre
Forward/Centre
Forward
Guard/Forward
Guard
Bulleen Boomers
Sydney Uni Flames
Sydney Uni Flames
Bulleen Boomers
Bendigo Spirit

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Suzy Batkovic Sydney Uni Flames 20 491 24.6
Rebounds Per Game Liz Cambage Bulleen Boomers 22 211 9.6
Assists Per Game Kristi Harrower Bendigo Spirit 22 110 5.0
Steals Per Game Kristen Veal Logan Thunder 21 46 2.2
Blocks per game Marianna Tolo Canberra Capitals 22 66 3.0
Field Goal % Liz Cambage Bulleen Boomers 22 (169/286) 59.1%
Three-Point Field Goal % Sarah Graham Logan Thunder 18 (29/71) 40.8%
Free Throw % Rohanee Cox Townsville Fire 11 (60/69) 87.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Media Guide 2014-15
  2. ^ "Caps take WNBL championship". abc.net.au.