2021 NBL1 West season

The 2021 NBL1 West season was the inaugural season of the NBL1 West. After 32 years known as the State Basketball League (SBL), the league was rebranded under the NBL1 banner for 2021. The regular season began on Friday 16 April and ended on Saturday 14 August. The finals began on Friday 20 August and concluded with the women's grand final on Friday 3 September and the men's grand final on Saturday 4 September.

2021 NBL1 West season
LeagueNBL1 West
SportBasketball
Duration16 April – 14 August (Regular season)
20 August – 4 September (Finals)
Number of games22 (men)
18 (women)
Number of teams14 (men)
12 (women)
Regular season
Minor premiersM: Perry Lakes Hawks
W: Willetton Tigers
Season MVPM: Nic Pozoglou (Cockburn Cougars)
W: Alexandra Sharp (Willetton Tigers)
Top scorerM: Jay Bowie (Willetton Tigers)
W: Samantha Lubcke (Willetton Tigers)
Finals
ChampionsM: Perry Lakes Hawks
W: Willetton Tigers
  Runners-upM: Rockingham Flames
W: Joondalup Wolves
Grand Final MVPM: Andrew Ferguson (Perry Lakes Hawks)
W: Alexandra Sharp (Willetton Tigers)
NBL1 West seasons
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The NBL1 National Finals, which was set to take place in Melbourne, was cancelled on 13 August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] They were originally scheduled for Friday 10 September to Sunday 12 September.[2][3]

Regular seasonEdit

In October 2020, Basketball Western Australia and the National Basketball League (NBL) announced a new partnership to bring NBL1 to Western Australia in 2021, with NBL1 replacing the SBL. The SBL was officially renamed NBL1 West and became the west conference of NBL1.[4][5]

Following the cancellation of the 2020 SBL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 season marked the 32nd season in the SBL / NBL1 West history.

Seventeen rounds of competition was scheduled, with the regular season beginning on Friday 16 April. Round 2 (Anzac Round), Round 3 and Round 12 were not played (with games later rescheduled where possible) due to COVID-19 restrictions in Perth.[6][7][8] In continuing tradition, there was Women's Round (4) and Mental Health Awareness Round (10), to go with the inclusion of Indigenous Round (13).[9][10][11]

StandingsEdit

FinalsEdit

The finals began on Friday 20 August and consisted of four rounds.[12][13] The finals concluded with the women's grand final on Friday 3 September and the men's grand final on Saturday 4 September.

Men's bracketEdit

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: Aug 21, Bendat Basketball Centre  
1  Perry Lakes Hawks 90  
4  Rockingham Flames 75     SF1: Aug 27, Mike Barnett Sports Complex  
     Rockingham Flames 99    
EF1: Aug 20, Mandurah ARC      Mandurah Magic 76       PF1: Aug 28, Bendat Basketball Centre
5  Mandurah Magic 63        Perry Lakes Hawks 92  
8  Cockburn Cougars 62          Perth Redbacks 77     GF: Sep 4, Bendat Basketball Centre
         Perry Lakes Hawks   92
  EF2: Aug 21, Warwick Stadium       PF2: Aug 28, Lakeside Recreation Centre      Rockingham Flames 82
6  Warwick Senators 88          Lakeside Lightning 72  
7  Perth Redbacks 111     SF2: Aug 27, Willetton Basketball Stadium        Rockingham Flames 88  
     Willetton Tigers 90    
QF2: Aug 20, Lakeside Recreation Centre      Perth Redbacks 92    
2  Lakeside Lightning 95  
3  Willetton Tigers 92  


NBL1 West Men's Grand Final
Perry Lakes Hawks 2021 Men's NBL1 West champions

Women's bracketEdit

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: Aug 21, Willetton Basketball Stadium  
1  Willetton Tigers 77  
4  East Perth Eagles 73     SF1: Aug 27, Herb Graham Recreation Centre  
     East Perth Eagles 79    
EF1: Aug 21, Warwick Stadium      Warwick Senators 80       PF1: Aug 28, Willetton Basketball Stadium
5  Warwick Senators 97        Willetton Tigers 90  
8  Mandurah Magic 64          Perth Redbacks 65     GF: Sep 3, Bendat Basketball Centre
         Willetton Tigers   65
  EF2: Aug 20, Mike Barnett Sports Complex       PF2: Aug 28, HBF Arena      Joondalup Wolves 54
6  Rockingham Flames 75          Joondalup Wolves 98  
7  Cockburn Cougars 81     SF2: Aug 27, Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre        Warwick Senators 61  
     Perth Redbacks 74    
QF2: Aug 20, HBF Arena      Cockburn Cougars 70    
2  Joondalup Wolves 90  
3  Perth Redbacks 48  


NBL1 West Women's Grand Final
Willetton Tigers 2021 Women's NBL1 West champions

AwardsEdit

Player of the WeekEdit

Round Men's Player Team Women's Player Team Ref
1 Caleb Davis Warwick Senators Makailah Dyer
Emma Klasztorny
Perth Redbacks
Mandurah Magic
[14][15]
2 Not played due to COVID
3 Not played due to COVID
4 Jerami Grace Mandurah Magic Kayla Steindl Joondalup Wolves [16][17]
5 Nic Pozoglou Cockburn Cougars Samantha Lubcke Willetton Tigers [18][19]
6 Michael Vigor Willetton Tigers Carly Boag Mandurah Magic [20][21]
7 Jonathan Wade Joondalup Wolves Christina Boag Rockingham Flames [22][23]
8 Mathiang Muo Geraldton Buccaneers Jessie Edwards Cockburn Cougars [24][25]
9 Caleb Davis Warwick Senators Mary Goulding East Perth Eagles [26][27]
10 Jay Bowie Lakeside Lightning Stacey Barr Warwick Senators [28][29]
11 Chris Johnson Kalamunda Eastern Suns Samantha Lubcke Willetton Tigers [30][31]
12 Not played due to COVID
13 Marshall Nelson Perth Redbacks Makailah Dyer Perth Redbacks [32][33]
14 Gavin Field Cockburn Cougars Mary Goulding East Perth Eagles [34][35]
15 Rowan Mackenzie Lakeside Lightning Stacey Barr Warwick Senators [36][37]
16 Joe Cook-Green Kalamunda Eastern Suns Alex Ciabattoni Rockingham Flames [38][39]
17 Lochlan Cummings Joondalup Wolves Carly Boag Mandurah Magic [40][41]
18 Jack Isenbarger Lakeside Lightning Kayla Steindl Joondalup Wolves [42][43]

Coach of the MonthEdit

Month Men's Coach Team Women's Coach Team Ref
April/May Mike Ellis Warwick Senators Charles Nix Joondalup Wolves [44][45]
May/June Adam Nener Willetton Tigers Blake Srdarev East Perth Eagles [46][47]
June/July Aaron Trahair Mandurah Magic Simon Parker Willetton Tigers [48][49]
July/August N/A N/A

Statistics leadersEdit

Stats as of the end of the regular season[50]

Category Men's Player Team Stat Women's Player Team Stat
Points per game Jay Bowie Lakeside Lightning 23.82 Samantha Lubcke Willetton Tigers 23.80
Rebounds per game Jarrad Prue Lakeside Lightning 14.85 Mary Goulding East Perth Eagles 13.35
Assists per game Scott Machado Mandurah Magic 7.33 Casey Mihovilovich Mandurah Magic 5.94
Steals per game Scott Machado Mandurah Magic 2.75 Casey Mihovilovich Mandurah Magic 3.67
Blocks per game Jarrad Anastasio East Perth Eagles 1.67 Maddison Allen Perth Redbacks 2.67
Field goal percentage Brian Carlwell Mandurah Magic 59.26% Jessica Jakens Perth Redbacks 67.11%
3-pt field goal percentage Matthew Leary Perry Lakes Hawks 50% Mackenzie Clinch Hoycard Warwick Senators 44.44%
Free throw percentage Kyle Armour Lakeside Lightning 88.52% Alexandra Sharp Willetton Tigers 88.51%

Regular seasonEdit

FinalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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