2020 Adelaide Lightning season

The 2020 Adelaide Lightning season is the 29th season for the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).

2020–21 Adelaide Lightning season
Head CoachChris Lucas
CaptainStephanie Talbot
VenueTitanium Security Arena
Results
Record5–8
Ladder6th
FinalsDid not qualify
Leaders
PointsTalbot (18.2)
ReboundsTalbot (9.0)
AssistsWilson (4.3)
< 2019–20 2021–22 >

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a North Queensland hub is set to host the season.[1] The season was originally 2020–21 and would be traditionally played over several months across the summer, however this seasons scheduling has been condensed. The six-week season will see Townsville, Cairns and Mackay host a 56-game regular season fixture, plus a four-game final series (2 x semi-finals, preliminary final and grand final). Each team will contest 14 games starting on 12 November, with the grand final scheduled for 20 December.[2]

RosterEdit

2020 Adelaide Lightning roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
C 2   Tomlinson, Louella 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 3   Basham, Brooke
G 4   Wilson, Alex 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
G 6   Smith, Carlie 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G/F 7   Talbot, Stephanie (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
F/C 8   Brook, Chelsea 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 9   Brett, Aimee 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
G 10   Ortlepp, Taylor 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 12   Yaeger, Morgan 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
G 13   Wehrung, Abigail 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
F/C 20   Batish, Ella 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G/F 21   Whittle, Marena 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • (I) Import player
  •   Injured

Updated: 8 November 2020

StandingsEdit

# WNBL Championship ladder
Team W L PCT GP
1 Southside Flyers 11 2 84.6 13
2 Townsville Fire 9 4 69.2 13
3 Canberra Capitals 9 4 69.2 13
4 Melbourne Boomers 9 4 69.2 13
5 Sydney Uni Flames 5 8 38.5 13
6 Adelaide Lightning 5 8 38.5 13
7 Perth Lynx 4 9 30.8 13
8 Bendigo Spirit 0 13 0.0 13

ResultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location Record
1 November
11
Canberra 85–73
(OT)
Talbot (31) Talbot (13) Wilson (6) Mackay Multisports Stadium 1–0
2 November
15
Perth 74–69 Talbot (24) Whittle (12) Wilson (5) Mackay Multisports Stadium 2–0
3 November
24
Melbourne 51–91 Wilson (13) Talbot (7) Batish (3) Townsville Stadium 2–1
4 November
25
Bendigo 89–83 Wilson (23) Talbot (12) Talbot (5) Townsville Stadium 3–1
5 November
28
Sydney 75–53 Talbot (30) Talbot (12) Wilson (10) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 4–1
6 November
29
Southside 79–110 Wehrung (21) Whittle (9) Talbot (7) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 4–2
7 December
2
Southside 72–111 Wilson (13) Wilson (9) Wilson (4) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 4–3
8 December
4
Canberra 65–85 Talbot (21) Talbot (8) Wilson (4) Townsville Stadium 4–4
9 December
6
Perth 78–80 Talbot (23) Talbot (13) Talbot, Wehrung (7) Townsville Stadium 4–5
10 December
8
Melbourne 55–76 Wilson (14) Talbot (6) Tomlinson (3) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 4–6
11 December
9
Bendigo 69–59 Talbot (15) Talbot (6) Wehrung, Wilson,
Tomlinson (3)
Cairns Pop-Up Arena 5–6
12 December
11
Townsville 66–95 Wehrung (15) Smith, Talbot,
Tomlinson, Whittle (5)
Wehrung (4) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 5–7
13 December
13
Sydney 60–86 Talbot (22) Talbot (13) Wilson (7) Townsville Stadium 5–8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elkerton, Matthew; Charles, Caitlan (22 September 2020). "Townsville launches bid to host bubble for upcoming WNBL season". TownsvilleBulletin.com.au. Retrieved 22 September 2020. A council report has detailed a proposal to host, and be central to, the 2020/21 WNBL season within a coronavirus 'bubble'. It's understood the WNBL has plans to host the games wholly within North Queensland, taking advantage of state government grants funding.
  2. ^ "QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON". wnbl.basketball. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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