2013–14 WNBL season

The 2013–14 WNBL season was the 34th season of the Australian Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) competition since the league's establishment in 1981. A total of 9 teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 4 October 2013 and 15 February 2014, followed by a post-season involving the top five from 22 February 2014 until 9 March 2014. Bendigo Spirit finished the regular season as minor premiers and defeated Townsville Fire to claim back-to-back championships.[1]

2013–14 WNBL season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration4 October 2013 – 9 March 2014
Number of teams9
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedBendigo Spirit
Season MVPSuzy Batkovic Fire
Top scorerJenna O'Hea Rangers
Finals
ChampionsBendigo Spirit
  Runners-upTownsville Fire
Finals MVPKelsey Griffin Spirit
WNBL seasons

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

Sponsorship included Wattle Valley, 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 Bendigo Spirit 22 2 91.7 24
2 Dandenong Rangers 16 8 66.6 24
3 Townsville Fire 16 8 66.6 24
4 Melbourne Boomers 14 10 58.3 24
5 Adelaide Lightning 12 12 50 24
6 Sydney Uni Flames 10 14 41.7 24
7 Canberra Capitals 10 14 41.7 24
8 Logan Thunder 7 17 29.2 24
9 West Coast Waves 1 23 4.2 24

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
1 Bendigo Spirit 71
2 Dandenong Rangers 62
9 March 2014 – Bendigo Stadium [1]
Dandenong Rangers 71 Bendigo Spirit 94
Townsville Fire 74 Townsville Fire 83
3 Townsville Fire 78
4 Melbourne Boomers 73 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Season award winnersEdit

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Award Suzy Batkovic Forward / Centre Townsville Fire
Grand Final MVP Award Kelsey Griffin[1] Forward Bendigo Spirit
Rookie of the Year Award Alex Wilson Guard Townsville Fire
Defensive Player of the Year Award Rebecca Allen Forward Melbourne Boomers
Top Shooter Award Jenna O'Hea Guard / Forward Dandenong Rangers
Coach of the Year Award Guy Molloy Coach Melbourne Boomers
All-Star Five Leilani Mitchell Guard Dandenong Rangers
Jenna O'Hea Guard / Forward Dandenong Rangers
Laura Hodges Forward Adelaide Lightning
Gabrielle Richards Forward Bendigo Spirit
Suzy Batkovic Forward / Centre Townsville Fire

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