2010–11 WNBL season

The 2010–11 WNBL season was the 31st season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 10 teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 9 October 2010 and 13 March 2011, followed by a post-season involving the top five in March 2011.[1] The Canberra Capitals were the two-time defending champions, but were defeated in the Grand Final by the Bulleen Boomers. [2]

2010–11 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration9 October 2010 – 13 March 2011
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedBulleen Boomers
Season MVPLiz Cambage Bulleen
Top scorerLiz Cambage Bulleen
Finals
ChampionsBulleen Boomers
  Runners-upCanberra Capitals
Finals MVPSharin Milner Bulleen
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. Sponsorship included iiNet, entering its first year as league naming rights sponsor. Spalding provided equipment including the official game ball, with Champion supplying team apparel.

Team standingsEdit

# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Bulleen Boomers 19 3 86.4 22
2 Canberra Capitals 18 4 81.8 22
3 Bendigo Spirit 15 7 68.2 22
4 Dandenong Rangers 12 10 54.5 22
5 Logan Thunder 12 10 54.5 22
6 Sydney Uni Flames 10 12 45.5 22
7 Townsville Fire 10 12 45.5 22
8 West Coast Waves 8 14 36.4 22
9 Adelaide Lightning 3 19 13.6 22
10 AIS 3 19 13.6 22

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Bulleen Boomers 71
2 Canberra Capitals 67
Canberra Capitals 83 Bulleen Boomers 103
Bendigo Spirit 78 Canberra Capitals 78
3 Bendigo Spirit 74
4 Logan Thunder 53 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances
  Elimination Final
             
  4. Dandenong Rangers 73  
  5. Logan Thunder 83

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Award Liz Cambage Centre Bulleen Boomers
Grand Final MVP Award Sharin Milner Guard Bulleen Boomers
Rookie of the Year Award Gretel Tippett Forward Logan Thunder
Defensive Player of the Year Award Rachael Flanagan Guard Townsville Fire
Coach of the Year Award Tom Maher Coach Bulleen Boomers
Top Shooter Award Liz Cambage Centre Bulleen Boomers
All-Star Five Liz Cambage
Marianna Tolo
Amy Denson
Jenna O'Hea
Kathleen MacLeod
Centre
Forward
Forward
Guard/Forward
Guard
Bulleen Boomers
Canberra Capitals
Sydney Uni Flames
Bulleen Boomers
Dandenong Rangers

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game Liz Cambage Bulleen Boomers 22 490 22.3
Rebounds Per Game Cayla Francis Logan Thunder 22 204 9.3
Assists Per Game Kristen Veal Logan Thunder 22 127 5.8
Steals Per Game Kristen Veal Logan Thunder 22 55 2.5
Blocks per game Liz Cambage Bulleen Boomers 22 62 2.8
Field Goal % Liz Cambage Bulleen Boomers 22 (187/314) 59.6%
Three-Point Field Goal % Rebecca Mercer West Coast Waves 19 (26/62) 41.9%
Free Throw % Angela Marino Adelaide Lightning 20 (70/78) 89.7%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Media Guide 2014-15
  2. ^ "BULLEEN DEFEAT CANBERRA TO CLAIM FIRST EVER CHAMPIONSHIP". australia.basketball.