2012–13 WNBL season

The 2012–13 WNBL season was the 33rd season of competition since the Women's National Basketball League's establishment in 1981. A total of nine teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 5 October 2012 and 16 February 2013, followed by a post-season involving the top five on 23 February 2013 until 10 March 2013.

2012–13 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration5 October 2012 – 10 March 2013
Number of teams9
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedBendigo Spirit
Season MVPSuzy Batkovic Adelaide
Top scorerSuzy Batkovic Adelaide
Finals
ChampionsBendigo Spirit
  Runners-upTownsville Fire
Finals MVPKelsey Griffin Bendigo
WNBL seasons

Broadcast rights were held by free-to-air network ABC. ABC broadcast one game a week, at 3 pm at every standard time in Australia.

Spalding provided equipment including the official game ball, with Champion supplying team apparel.

Team standingsEdit

# WNBL Championship Ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Bendigo Spirit 21 3 87.5 24
2 Dandenong Rangers 19 5 79.2 24
3 Adelaide Lightning 18 6 75.0 24
4 Townsville Fire 13 11 54.2 24
5 Bulleen Boomers 10 14 41.7 24
6 Logan Thunder 8 16 33.3 24
7 Sydney Uni Flames 8 16 33.3 24
8 Canberra Capitals 7 17 29.2 24
9 West Coast Waves 4 20 16.7 24

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Bendigo Spirit 78
2 Dandenong Rangers 71
Dandenong Rangers 64 Bendigo Spirit 71
Townsville Fire 78 Townsville Fire 57
3 Adelaide Lightning 53
4 Townsville Fire 60 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Award   Suzy Batkovic Forward/Centre Adelaide Lightning
Grand Final MVP Award   Kelsey Griffin Forward Bendigo Spirit
Rookie of the Year Award   Stephanie Talbot Guard Adelaide Lightning
Defensive Player of the Year Award   Kristi Harrower Guard Bendigo Spirit
Coach of the Year Award   Bernie Harrower Coach Bendigo Spirit
Top Shooter Award   Suzy Batkovic Forward/Centre Adelaide Lightning
All-Star Five   Kristi Harrower
  Kathleen MacLeod
  Jenna O'Hea
  Suzy Batkovic
  Gabrielle Richards
Guard
Guard
Guard/Forward
Forward/Centre
Centre
Bendigo Spirit
Dandenong Rangers
Dandenong Rangers
Adelaide Lightning
Bendigo Spirit

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team GP Totals Average
Points Per Game   Suzy Batkovic Adelaide Lightning 19 405 21.3
Rebounds Per Game   Suzy Batkovic Adelaide Lightning 19 186 9.7
Assists Per Game   Kristi Harrower Bendigo Spirit 24 169 6.5
Steals Per Game   Kelsey Griffin Bendigo Spirit 17 31 1.8
Blocks per game   Suzy Batkovic Adelaide Lightning 19 50 2.6
Field Goal %   Laura Hodges Adelaide Lightning 19 (108/190) 56.8%
Three-Point Field Goal %   Alicia Poto Sydney Uni Flames 23 (49/105) 46.7%
Free Throw %   Katie-Rae Ebzery Sydney Uni Flames 24 (84/95) 88.4%

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