2020 Sydney Uni Flames season

The 2020 Sydney Uni Flames season is the 41st season for the franchise in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).

2020–21 Sydney Uni Flames season
Head CoachKatrina Hibbert
CaptainLauren Mansfield
Alison Schwagmeyer (co)
VenueBrydens Stadium
Results
Record5–8
Ladder5th
FinalsDid not qualify
Leaders
PointsMansfield (14.0)
ReboundsMaley (12.1)
AssistsMansfield (4.5)
< 2019–20 2021–22 >

Brydens Lawyers remain as the Flames' naming rights sponsor for the eighth consecutive season.[1]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a North Queensland hub is set to host the season.[2] 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.[3]

RosterEdit

2020 Sydney Uni Flames roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 3   Nakkaşoğlu, Funda 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
G 7   Calleia, Sherrie
F 8   Rowe, Kiera 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
C 9   Burton, Natalie 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
F 10   Greaves, Shanae 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
C 11   Scherf, Lauren 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 12   Boag, Christina 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 22   O'Hehir, Madeleine 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
F 24   Maley, Anneli 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G/F 32   Schwagmeyer, Alison (C) 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 33   Mansfield, Lauren (C) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
F 40   Boag, Carly 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Updated: 18 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
Melbourne 70–85 Mansfield (17) Scherf (7) Mansfield (6) Townsville Stadium 0–1
2 November
14
Bendigo 100–63 Mansfield (24) Burton (8) Mansfield (5) Townsville Stadium 1–1
3 November
15
Southside 72–99 Burton (12) Maley (12) Mansfield (8) Townsville Stadium 1–2
4 November
17
Townsville 78–81 Scherf (25) Maley (14) Mansfield (5) Townsville Stadium 1–3
5 November
21
Canberra 63–68 Scherf (19) Maley (12) Scherf (4) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 1–4
6 November
23
Perth 74–67 Nakkaşoğlu (27) Maley (20) Mansfield,
Schwagmeyer (4)
Cairns Pop-Up Arena 2–4
7 November
28
Adelaide 53–75 Burton (14) Maley,
Schwagmeyer (8)
Mansfield (4) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 2–5
8 November
29
Townsville 59–73 Scherf (18) Scherf (19) Schwagmeyer (5) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 2–6
9 December
3
Melbourne 64–86 Mansfield (22) Maley (11) Mansfield (3) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 2–7
10 December
6
Bendigo 62–54 Ch Boag (16) Maley (10) Mansfield (7) Cairns Pop-Up Arena 3–7
11 December
8
Perth 71–68 Scherf,
Schwagmeyer (19)
Maley (14) Scherf (5) Townsville Stadium 4–7
12 December
10
Southside 77–81 Mansfield (21) Maley (17) Mansfield (4) Townsville Stadium 4–8
13 December
13
Adelaide 86–60 Mansfield (31) Maley (15) Mansfield (4) Townsville Stadium 5–8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BRYDENS LAWYERS COMMIT TO NAMING RIGHTS SPONSORSHIP WITH THE SYDNEY KINGS". Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "QUEENSLAND SET TO HOST 2020 CHEMIST WAREHOUSE WNBL SEASON". wnbl.basketball. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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