2020 Perth Lynx season

The 2020 Perth Lynx season is the 35th season for the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).

2020–21 Perth Lynx season
Head CoachRyan Petrik
CaptainKatie Ebzery
VenueWA Basketball Centre
Results
Record4–9
Ladder7th
FinalsDid not qualify
Leaders
PointsEbzery (18.0)
ReboundsSharp (8.0)
AssistsEbzery (3.8)
< 2019–20 2021–22 >

The 2020 season will mark the first season with Ryan Petrik as head coach, after he overtook the role from Andy Stewart who spent five seasons in the position.[1] In November 2020, the Lynx announced that local mining and development company, Westgold Resources Limited, would serve as naming rights partners for the upcoming season.[2]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a North Queensland hub is set to host the season.[3] 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.[4]

RosterEdit

2020 Perth Lynx roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
F 3   Williams, Nes'eya 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
F/C 5   Garbin, Darcee 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 6   Williams, Jewel 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
G/F 8   Ciabattoni, Alex 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 9   Sharp, Alexandra 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 10   Ebzery, Katie (C) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
C 12   Edwards, Jessie 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 15   Burrows, Tayah 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
F/C 20   Isenbarger, Ashleigh 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
F 33   Steindl, Kayla 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
F/C 35   Clinch Hoycard, Mackenzie 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
F 38   Clarke, Emma 1.85 m (6 ft 1 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
Townsville 48–73 Garbin (12) Sharp (11) Burrows, Garbin, Sharp (2) Mackay Multisports Stadium 0–1
2 November
15
Adelaide 69–74 Ebzery (25) Sharp (9) Burrows, Garbin (3) Mackay Multisports Stadium 0–2
3 November
16
Melbourne 56–62 Sharp (15) Sharp (12) Clarke (3) Mackay Multisports Stadium 0–3
4 November
18
Bendigo 78–65 Ebzery (24) Steindl (12) Ciabattoni (4) Mackay Multisports Stadium 1–3
5 November
21
Southside 71–117 Garbin (24) Garbin (7) Ebzery (5) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 1–4
6 November
23
Sydney 67–74 Garbin (22) Steindl (12) Ebzery (5) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 1–5
7 November
25
Southside 62–102 Sharp (17) Edwards (7) Ebzery (4) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 1–6
8 November
26
Canberra 70–73 Ebzery (17) Garbin (11) Ebzery (5) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 1–7
9 December
1
Bendigo 95–79 Garbin (28) Sharp (17) Ciabattoni, Sharp (6) Townsville Stadium 2–7
10 December
4
Townsville 84–75 Ebzery, Garbin (21) Garbin (11) Ebzery (4) Townsville Stadium 3–7
11 December
6
Adelaide 80–78 Garbin (31) Garbin, Steindl (11) Ebzery (10) Townsville Stadium 4–7
12 December
8
Sydney 68–71 Ebzery (24) Sharp (12) Garbin (4) Townsville Stadium 4–8
13 December
10
Canberra 69–96 Ebzery (24) Sharp (8) Ciabattoni (5) Townsville Stadium 4–9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RYAN PETRIK – NEW HEAD COACH TO PERTH LYNX". wnbl.com.au. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Perth Lynx (@perthlynx) on Instagram". wnbl.com.au. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON". wnbl.basketball. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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