2020 Southside Flyers season

The 2020 Southside Flyers season is the 29th season for the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). With a grand final win over the Townsville Fire, the Flyers took home their fourth championship title. This win marked their first title since rebranding.

2020–21 Southside Flyers season
Head CoachCheryl Chambers
CaptainJenna O'Hea
VenueDandenong Stadium
Results
Record11–2
Ladder1st
FinalsWNBL Champions
(defeated Townsville, 99–82)
Leaders
PointsCambage (23.5)
ReboundsCambage (8.7)
AssistsMitchell (6.7)
< 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 52-game regular season fixture, plus a four game final series (2 x semi-finals, preliminary final and grand final).[2]

RosterEdit

2020 Southside Flyers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 1   Cole, Rebecca 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 3   Clydesdale, Aimie 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G/F 4   O'Hea, Jenna (C) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 5   Mitchell, Leilani 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
F 6   Taylor, Saraid 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
G 7   Blicavs, Stephanie 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
C 8   Cambage, Liz 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
F 9   Pizzey, Rebecca 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 11   O'Neill, Amy 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
F 12   Jarry, Rachel 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G 14   Conti, Monique 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
F 15   Blicavs, Sara 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 20   Giliam, Taylah 1.70 m (5 ft 7 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
12
Bendigo 102–60 Cambage (19) Sa Blicavs (12) St Blicavs (5) Townsville Stadium 1–0
2 November
14
Melbourne 72–89 Cambage (24) Cambage (19) Mitchell (7) Townsville Stadium 1–1
3 November
15
Sydney 99–72 Cole (27) Sa Blicavs (9) Mitchell, O'Hea (8) Townsville Stadium 2–1
4 November
19
Townsville 101–89 Cambage (31) Cambage (13) Mitchell (8) Townsville Stadium 3–1
5 November
21
Perth 117–71 Cambage (21) Cambage (7) Cole (5) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 4–1
6 November
23
Canberra 72–95 Cambage (26) Sa Blicavs (7) Cole (6) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 4–2
7 November
25
Perth 102–62 Cambage (23) Cambage (8) Cole, O'Hea (5) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 5–2
8 November
28
Townsville 94–70 Cambage (26) Cambage (9) Mitchell (9) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 6–2
9 November
29
Adelaide 110–79 Cambage (25) Sa Blicavs (9) Mitchell (10) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 7–2
10 December
2
Adelaide 111–72 Cambage (29) Sa Blicavs (10) Mitchell (7) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 8–2
11 December
6
Melbourne 94–79 Cambage (35) Sa Blicavs, Cambage (7) Mitchell (11) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 9–2
12 December
10
Sydney 81–77 Cambage (24) Sa Blicavs (8) Clydesdale, Cole,
Mitchell (5)
Townsville Stadium 10–2
13 December
13
Canberra 101–82 Cole (23) Cambage (12) Mitchell (9) Townsville Stadium 11–2

FinalsEdit

Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Semi Final December
16
Townsville 106–93 Cambage (31) Cambage (18) Mitchell (10) Townsville Stadium
Grand Final December
20
Townsville 99–82 Mitchell (31) Cambage (8) Mitchell (5) Townsville Stadium

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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