2011–12 WNBL season

The 2011–12 WNBL season was the 32nd season of competition since its establishment in 1981. A total of 10 teams contested the league. The regular season was played between October 2011 and March 2012, followed by a post-season involving the top five in March 2012. The Bulleen Boomers attempted to defend their title, but fell short at the last phase, losing in the finals to the Dandenong Rangers.

2011–12 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration7 October 2011 – 11 March 2012
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedAdelaide Lightning
Season MVPAustralia Suzy Batkovic Adelaide
Top scorerAustralia Suzy Batkovic Adelaide
Finals
ChampionsDandenong Rangers
  Runners-upBulleen Boomers
Finals MVPAustralia Kathleen MacLeod Dandenong
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 second 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 Adelaide Lightning 18 4 81.8 22
2 Bulleen Boomers 15 7 68.2 22
3 Dandenong Rangers 14 8 63.4 22
4 Townsville Fire 13 9 59.0 22
5 Sydney Uni Flames 13 9 59.0 22
6 Bendigo Spirit 12 10 54.5 22
7 Logan Thunder 12 10 54.5 22
8 Canberra Capitals 9 13 40.9 22
9 West Coast Waves 2 20 9.0 22
10 AIS 2 20 9.0 22

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Adelaide Lightning 70
2 Bulleen Boomers 73
Adelaide Lightning 78 Bulleen Boomers 70
Dandenong Rangers 91 Dandenong Rangers 94
3 Dandenong Rangers 77
4 Townsville Fire 66 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances
  Elimination Final
             
  4. Townsville Fire 85  
  5. Sydney Uni Flames 78

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Award   Suzy Batkovic Forward/Centre Adelaide Lightning
Grand Final MVP Award   Kathleen MacLeod Guard Dandenong Rangers
Rookie of the Year Award   Carley Mijovic Forward AIS
Defensive Player of the Year Award   Alicia Poto Guard Sydney Uni Flames
Coach of the Year Award   Peter Buckle Coach Adelaide Lightning
Top Shooter Award   Suzy Batkovic Forward/Centre Adelaide Lightning
All-Star Five   Suzy Batkovic
  Shanavia Dowdell
  Belinda Snell
  Jenna O'Hea
  Kathleen MacLeod
  Samantha Richards
Forward/Centre
Forward
Guard/Forward
Guard/Forward
Guard
Guard
Adelaide Lightning
Townsville Fire
Sydney Uni Flames
Dandenong Rangers
Dandenong Rangers
Bulleen Boomers

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game   Suzy Batkovic Adelaide Lightning 18 438 24.3
Rebounds Per Game   Suzy Batkovic Adelaide Lightning 18 196 10.9
Assists Per Game   Kathleen MacLeod Dandenong Rangers 22 162 7.4
Steals Per Game   Suzy Batkovic Adelaide Lightning 18 43 2.4
Blocks per game   Marianna Tolo Canberra Capitals 22 68 3.1
Field Goal %   Elizabeth Cambage Bulleen Boomers 22 (181/305) 59.4%
Three-Point Field Goal %   Sarah Graham Logan Thunder 22 (40/91) 44.0%
Free Throw %   Carly Wilson Canberra Capitals 22 (47/50) 94.0%

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