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State Standings
Big V
 1. Knox R. 16-2 
 2. Waverley F. 14-4 
 3. Sunbury J. 13-5 
 4. Hume City B. 11-7 
 5. S.Peninsula S. 11-7 
 6. Ringwood H. 10-8 
 7. Keilor T. 6-12 
 8. McKinnon C. 4-14 
 9. Bulleen B. 3-15 
 10. Eltham W. 2-16 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 18-0 
 2. Sturt S. 13-5 
 3. Forestville E. 12-6 
 4. Norwood F. 12-6 
 5. Southern T. 10-8 
 6. W.Adelaide B. 10-8 
 7. Eastern M. 8-10 
 8. Woodville W. 4-14 
 9. C.Districts L. 3-15 
 10. S.Adelaide P. 0-18 
QBL
 1. Townsville F. 16-2 
 2. Ipswich F. 15-2 
 3. SD Spartans 14-2 
 4. SW Metro P. 14-3 
 5. Sunshine CP 12-6 
 6. Rockhampton C. 11-7 
 7. Mackay M. 9-9 
 8. NGC Seahawks 9-9 
 9. Cairns D. 8-9 
 10. Sunshine CR 7-11 
 11. Logan T. 7-11 
 12. Brisbane C. 6-12 
 13. Gold Coast R. 3-15 
 14. Gladstone PCP 1-16 
 15. Toowoomba M. 0-18 
SBL
 1. Lakeside L. 21-1 
 2. Perth R. 17-5 
 3. Rockingham CF 16-6 
 4. Willetton T. 14-8 
 5. Kalamunda E.S. 14-8 
 6. Mandurah M. 11-11 
 7. Stirling S. 10-12 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 9-13 
 9. SW Slammers 9-13 
 10. Cockburn C. 6-16 
 11. Joondalup W. 5-17 
 12. East Perth E. 0-22 
State Standings
SEABL-East
 1. Kilsyth LC 15-5 
 2. Nunawading S. 13-7 
 3. Sandringham S. 12-8 
 4. Geelong S. 11-9 
 5. Sydney Uni S. 10-10 
 6. Canberra C. II 7-13 
 7. Albury LB 4-16 
 8. BA CoE 4-16 
SEABL-South
 1. Bendigo LB 20-0 
 2. Launceston T. 13-7 
 3. Diamond VE 12-8 
 4. Melbourne T. 12-8 
 5. Hobart C. 10-10 
 6. Dandenong R. 10-10 
 7. Ballarat R. 5-14 
 8. Frankston B. 2-18 
WARATAH
 1. Norths Bears 14-2 
 2. Hornsby S. 12-4 
 3. Newcastle H. 11-5 
 4. Sutherland S. 10-6 
 5. Bankstown B. 8-8 
 6. Sydney C. 8-8 
 7. Cent.Coast C. 4-12 
 8. Hills H. 4-12 
 9. Penrith P. 1-15 


South win SBL All-Star Game
Player of the week

     Alicia Carline
      Gold Coast R.
      (190-F-)
      
    Season 2018
    All Games
    List of Players
    List of Imports
    Abroad
    Stats
    Points Per Game
     Chelsie SCHWEERS
      Sutherla.
      (170-PG-89)
      Avg: 27.9
     1. Schweers, Sutherla.27.9 
     2. Johnson, Ipswi.25.4 
     3. Tyson-Thomas, Eastern .25.3 
     4. Nicholson, Launcest.25.1 
     5. Hurst, Sunshine CP24.3 
     6. Bishop, Sunshine CP24.1 
     7. Brown, Mandurah M.24.0 
     8. Lee, Cockburn C.23.0 
     9. Ellenberg, Rockhamp.22.9 
     10. Cole, Melbourne T.22.6 
    Rebounds Per Game
     Carmen TYSON-THOMAS
      Eastern .
      (180-F/C-91)
      Avg: 14.3
     1. Tyson-Thomas, Eastern .14.3 
     2. Johnson, Ipswi.14.3 
     3. Campbell, Mackay M.13.9 
     4. Scherf, Diamond VE13.7 
     5. Boothe, Bulleen B.13.5 
     6. Bishop, Sunshine CP12.9 
     7. Thompson, Forestvi.12.8 
     8. Froling, Canberra.12.7 
     9. Burton, Perry L.12.3 
     10. Carline, Gold C.12.3 
    Assists Per Game
     Kelly WILSON
      Bendigo LB
      (170-G-84)
      Avg: 12.2
     1. Wilson, Bendigo LB12.2 
     2. Donnelly, Logan T.8.3 
     3. Zammit, Hume C.6.8 
     4. Hurst, Sunshine CP6.7 
     5. Poto, Hornsby S.6.7 
     6. Bishop, Sunshine CP6.5 
     7. Baer, SD Spartans5.8 
     8. Parham, SD Spart.5.6 
     9. Wilson, Launcest.5.6 
     10. Ciabattoni, Kalamund.5.4 
    Steals Per Game
     Nyre HARRIS
      Woodville W.
      (173-G-)
      Avg: 5.1
     1. Harris, Woodville W.5.1 
     2. Tyson-Thomas, Eastern .3.8 
     3. Shelley, S.Penins.3.6 
     4. Fejo, W.Adelai.3.4 
     5. Bethel, Brisbane C.3.3 
     6. Poto, Hornsby S.3.3 
     7. Bollmann, Keilor T.3.2 
     8. Tupaea, Sydney U.3.1 
     9. Parham, SD Spart.3.1 
     10. Oreilly, Sunbury J.3.1 
    Blocks Per Game
     Louella TOMLINSON
      Melbourn.
      (193-F-88)
      Avg: 3.3
     1. Tomlinson, Melbourn.3.3 
     2. Allen, Rockingh.2.9 
     3. Scheer, Hobart C.2.8 
     4. Kritscher, McKinnon.2.4 
     5. Swain, C.Distri.2.2 
     6. Palusna, Mandurah.2.1 
     7. Grant, Lakeside L.2.0 
     8. Schicher, Norths B.1.9 
     9. Roscoe, Lakeside L.1.8 
     10. Hardeman, Hume C.1.7 

    Sunbury Jets wins Big V 2018 title

    Sunbury Jets 2018
    Josephine Stockill
    Stockill
    Orla Oreilly
    Oreilly
    Kerryn Harrington
    Harrington
    Elyse Penaluna
    Penaluna
    Jessica Scannell
    Scannell
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    4  Burns Chelsea 177 (5'10'') G/F 0 USA
    12  Stockill Josephine 190 (6'3'') PF 0 New Zealand
    11  Oreilly Orla 182 (6'0'') G 90 Ireland
    5  Harrington Kerryn 172 (5'8'') PG 92 Australia
     Penaluna Elyse 193 (6'4'') C 88 Australia
    15  Van Kuyk Rebecca 183 (6'0'') F 90 New Zealand
     Scannell Jessica 172 (5'8'') G 89 Ireland
    21  Stevens Monique 160 (5'3'') PG 91 Australia
    44  McCorkell Genevieve 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    9  Wragg Courtenay 0 (0'0'') G 90 Australia
     Plichta Sharon 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
     Achter Emily 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
     Conn E 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    3  Tidswell Chloe 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    14  Greetham Molly Rose 186 (6'1'') F 96 Australia
     

    N.Adelaide Rockets wins Premier League 2018 title
     
    North Adelaide Rockets 2018
    Leah Metcalf
    Metcalf
    Tayla Corrigan
    Corrigan
    Kirsty Williams
    Williams
    Jo Hill
    Hill
    Sophie Byrne
    Byrne
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    25  Metcalf Leah 170 (5'7'') G 83 USA
    9  Corrigan Tayla 190 (6'3'') C 93 Australia
    11  Williams Kirsty 173 (5'8'') G 90 Australia
    15  Thornett Lauren 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    7  Hill Jo 182 (6'0'') F/G 73 Australia
    20  Goggins Taylor 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    12  Byrne Sophie 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    14  Hansen Courtney 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    13  Defrancesco Samantha 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    8  Mader Abigayle 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    22  Botei A 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    10  Bails T 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    21  Joynes Eliza 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    Head Coach: Brenton Johnston
     

    SD Spartans wins QBL 2018 title
     
    Southern Districts Spartans 2018
    Ambrosia Anderson
    Anderson
    Aja Parham
    Parham
    Romy Baer
    Baer
    Natalie Taylor
    Taylor
    Ashley Taia
    Taia
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    24  Anderson Ambrosia 186 (6'1'') F 84 USA
    20  Parham Aja 183 (6'0'') G/F 84 USA
    46  Baer Romy 187 (6'2'') F 87 Germany
     Taylor Natalie 182 (6'0'') F 84 Australia
    11  Taia Ashley 183 (6'0'') F 0 Australia
    6  McDowell-White Jessica 168 (5'6'') PG 0 Australia
    4  O'Bree Shona 170 (5'7'') G 84 Australia
    7  Elliott Natasha 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    22  Rarere Esta 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    13  Kirvan Anais 188 (6'2'') F/C 0 Australia
    33  Donnelly Kassandra 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    21  McMullen Jameson 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    9  Preston Emily 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    33  Haynes Rebecca 188 (6'2'') G/F 84 Australia
    12  Bayliss Paige 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    12  Acdol A 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
     

    Lakeside Lightning wins SBL 2018 title
     
    Lakeside Lightning 2018
    Sydnee Fipps
    Fipps
    Ali Schwagmeyer
    Schwagmeyer
    Samantha Roscoe
    Roscoe
    Courtney Byrnes
    Byrnes
    Ashleigh Grant
    Grant
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    25  Fipps Sydnee 178 (5'10'') F 0 USA
    32  Schwagmeyer Ali 177 (5'10'') G/F 90 USA
    5  Roscoe Samantha 190 (6'3'') F 95 Australia
    4  Byrnes Courtney 180 (5'11'') G 93 Australia
    15  Grant Ashleigh 187 (6'2'') F/C 97 Australia
    13  Greene Courtney 163 (5'4'') G 0 USA
    6  Duffield Paris 171 (5'8'') G 0 Australia
    7  Van Schie Jessica 0 (0'0'') G 82 Australia
    11  Flynn Tiahrn 0 (0'0'') G 92 Australia
    20  Buckley Lizel 0 (0'0'') G/F 90 Australia
    9  Moyle Melissa 184 (6'1'') F 87 Australia
    8  Waight Olivia 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    14  Flynn Jae 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    10  Jacobs Amy 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    12  Cowan Abbey 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    Head Coach: Craig Mansfield
     

    Bendigo Lady Braves wins SEABL 2018 title
     
    Bendigo Lady Braves 2018
    Ashleigh Karaitiana
    Karaitiana
    Nadeen Payne
    Payne
    Kelly Wilson
    Wilson
    Gabrielle Richards
    Richards
    Andrea Wilson
    Wilson
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    7  Karaitiana Ashleigh 183 (6'0'') G 92 New Zealand
    12  Payne Nadeen 188 (6'2'') F/C 93 Australia
    22  Wilson Kelly 170 (5'7'') G 84 Australia
    20  Richards Gabrielle 191 (6'3'') C 84 Australia
    3  Tessari Kara 174 (5'9'') G 99 Australia
    14  Sexton Madeline 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    5  Wilson Andrea 172 (5'8'') G 85 Australia
    34  Wild Maddison 188 (6'2'') C 95 Australia
    1  Cannan Tahnee 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    13  McLachlan Caitlin 180 (5'11'') F 96 Australia
    4  Dufelmeier Bianca 171 (5'8'') G 92 Australia
    25  Mangan Jessica 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    8  Hurst Ahlise 174 (5'9'') G 0 Australia
    6  O'Toole Danielle 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    Head Coach: Megan Moody
     

    Norths Bears wins Waratah 2018 title
     
    Northern Suburbs Bears 2018
    Kendra Asleson
    Asleson
    Sarah Schicher
    Schicher
    Kate Seebohm
    Seebohm
    Elizajane Loader
    Loader
    Renae Garlepp
    Garlepp
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    14  Asleson Kendra 183 (6'0'') F 91 Canada
    15  Schicher Sarah 187 (6'2'') C 90 Austria
    6  Seebohm Kate 170 (5'7'') G 91 Australia
    12  Valos Eleni 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    5  Loader Elizajane 173 (5'8'') G 0 Australia
    7  Garlepp Renae 177 (5'10'') G 86 Italy Australia
    24  Bloom Chloe 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    4  Burke Alessandra 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    9  Higgisson Rachel 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    45  Black Tristan 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    30  Golding Kathryn 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    11  Valos Geena 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    8  Dallinger Rebekah 0 (0'0'') 0 Australia
    Head Coach: Thomas Garlepp

    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Big V Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Big V 1st Team 2018
    Nicole Zammit
    Zammit
    Ariel Thomas
    Thomas
    Erin Bollmann
    Bollmann
    Sarah Boothe
    Boothe
    Jasmine Hines
    Hines

    Finals MVP: Orla Oreilly (182-G-90) of Sunbury J.
    Player of the Year: Kelly Bowen (182-F-89) of Waverley F.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Nicole Zammit of Hume City B.
    Import Player of the Year: Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90) of Bulleen B.
    Youth Player of the Year: Briana Babic of Keilor T.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Nicole Zammit of Hume City B.
    Coach of the Year: Tom Bandilovski of Keilor T.

    1st Team
    : Nicole Zammit of Hume City B.
    G: Ariel Thomas (168-G) of McKinnon C.
    F: Erin Bollmann (180-F-94) of Keilor T.
    F/C: Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90) of Bulleen B.
    C: Jasmine Hines (192-C-93) of Bulleen B.


    Sunbury Jets crowned Big V champions - Sep 2, 2018


    Sunbury Jets celebrated Big V title. They swept Southern Peninsula Sharks in the championship series. The Jets earned an 85:50 victory in Game 1. Kerryn Harrington (172-PG-92) produced 19 points for the winners. Peyton Little (180-G-93, college: Oklahoma) replied with 22 points for the Sharks.
    The second game was much closer battle. Sunbury Jets managed to escape with a narrow 72:69 victory to celebrate the trophy. Orla O'Reilly came up with 22 points to lead the effort. Kerryn Harrington delivered 21 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Peyton Little notched 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Sharks.


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Premier League Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian Premier League 1st Team 2018
    Leah Metcalf
    Metcalf
    Carmen Tyson-Thomas
    Tyson-Thomas
    Samantha Simons
    Simons
    Chelsea Brook
    Brook
    Olivia Thompson
    Thompson

    Grand Final MVP: Jo Hill (182-F/G-73) of N.Adelaide R.
    Player of the Year: Leah Metcalf (170-G-83) of Chartres
    Domestic Player of the Year: Chelsea Brook (188-F-98) of Sturt S.
    Import Player of the Year: Leah Metcalf (170-G-83) of Chartres
    Defensive Player of the Year: Leah Metcalf (170-G-83) of Chartres
    Coach of the Year: Brenton Johnston of N.Adelaide R.

    1st Team
    G: Leah Metcalf (170-G-83) of Chartres
    F/C: Carmen Tyson-Thomas (180-F/C-91) of Eastern M.
    F/C: Samantha Simons (183-F/C-00) of Forestville E.
    F: Chelsea Brook (188-F-98) of Sturt S.
    F: Olivia Thompson (185-F-93) of Forestville E.


    Rockets Fly Home Late to Win 2018 Premier League Grand Final - Aug 19, 2018


    The North Adelaide Rockets have defeated the Forestville Eagles 79-61 on the back of a huge 15-point fourth quarter from MVP Jo Hill (182-F/G-73) in her final game to win the 2018 Premier League Grand Final at Titanium Security Arena. Hill finished the game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals, taking over on both sides of the floor and leading her undefeated team to their most important win of the season. While the Rockets led for much of the game, it was the Eagles who had the early jump and led at quarter-time 18-17. Samantha Simons (183-F/C-00) (22points, 7 rebounds) gave Forestville the early momentum in the opening term with 8 early points including 2 back-to-back triples 4 minutes in. The Rockets, through strong defence, managed to bring the deficit down to a single point by the end of the quarter. Despite strong performances by Olivia Thompson (185-F-93) (21 points, 7 rebounds) and Simons, the Rockets' fluid offence led by Leah Metcalf (170-G-83, college: N.Carolina) (14 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists), saw the team gain control of the term. With time running down, North Adelaide's Kirsty Williams (173-G-90) scored a buzzer-beating floater at full speed to close the half with a 38-31 lead. The Eagles failed to let the Rockets gain any momentum from this however, with Monica Bello (174-G-78)'s side managing to claw their way back during the third quarter. Thompson and Simons turned up the intensity on offence and defence to start the term, managing to keep Forestville in it. The Rockets were able to launch another attack though, with a Jo Hill jump shot putting them up by 9 points with 1:57 left in the term. Thompson continued to apply pressure to the North Adelaide defence and get to the free-throw line multiple times in the last minute and a half of the quarter, bringing the Eagles within only 4 points before the final term. This was when final-gamer Jo Hill decided to take matters into her own hands. With the start of the championship-deciding last quarter being neck and neck, it was Hill who kept the Rockets ahead in a dominant display. Samantha Simons responded, scoring 6 straight points in a quick spurt which saw her side cut the lead to a single point with 4:30 left. However, the Eagles struggled to cope with the Rockets' defence, which recorded a huge 14 steals and 5 blocks for the game, during the final stretch of the quarter. This defence combined with Hill's completely dominant final minutes, in which she hit multiple acrobatic layups and free-throws, saw North Adelaide stretch their lead too far and take out the 79-61 win. This is the Rockets' first Championship since 2014 and a huge achievement by Brenton Johnston and his side, as they have now gone undefeated for the whole 2018 season.
    Courtesy of: basketballsa.com.au


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL 1st Team 2018
    Natalie Hurst
    Hurst
    Micaela Cocks
    Cocks
    Amanda Johnson
    Johnson
    Darcee Garbin
    Garbin
    Abby Bishop
    Bishop

    Finals MVP: Aja Parham (183-G/F-84) of SD Spartans
    Player of the Year: Amanda Johnson of Ipswich F.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Amanda Johnson of Ipswich F.
    Import Player of the Year: Micaela Cocks (174-G-86) of Townsville F.
    Youth Player of the Year: Miela Goodchild (175-G/F-00) of Townsville F.
    Coach of the Year: Mike St-Maurice of Townsville F.

    1st Team
    PG: Natalie Hurst (164-PG-83) of Sunshine CP
    G: Micaela Cocks (174-G-86) of Townsville F.
    : Amanda Johnson of Ipswich F.
    F: Darcee Garbin (187-F-94) of Townsville F.
    C: Abby Bishop (189-C-88) of Sunshine CP


    Southern District Spartans celebrate QBL title - Aug 26, 2018


    Southern District Spartans clinched back-to-back QBL titles. They swept the championship series versus Townsville Flames. Southern District Spartans earned a 76:63 win in Game 1 and they followed it with a comfortable 90:78 victory in Game 2. Aja Parham (183-G/F-84, college: Boston Coll.) tallied 25 points and 6 assists to lead the champions in the decisive encounter. SD Spartans jumped to a 25:12 lead after the opening quarter. The Flames stopped the rot in the second frame. They pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. But the Spartans unloaded 34 points in the fourth quarter to rally to the victory. Jessica McDowell-White (168-PG-00) provided 17 points and 9 rebounds for the Spartans. Darcee Garbin (187-F-94) replied with 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Flames.


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL 1st Team 2018
    Anita Brown
    Brown
    Ali Schwagmeyer
    Schwagmeyer
    Sydnee Fipps
    Fipps
    Kisha Lee
    Lee
    Kayla Standish
    Standish

    Grand Final MVP: Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90) of Lakeside L.
    Player of the Year: Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90) of Lakeside L.
    Most Improved Player of the Year: Jewel Williams of Kalamunda E.S.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90) of Lakeside L.
    Import Player of the Year: Anita Brown (173-G) of Mandurah M.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Maddison Allen (190-F-93) of Rockingham CF
    Coach of the Year: Craig Mansfield of Lakeside L.

    1st Team
    G: Anita Brown (173-G) of Mandurah M.
    G/F: Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90) of Lakeside L.
    F: Sydnee Fipps (178-F) of Lakeside L.
    F: Kisha Lee (182-F-85) of Cockburn C.
    F: Kayla Standish (187-F-89) of Perth


    Lightning claims championship over Magic with 21-0 run - Sep 1, 2018


    THE Lakeside Lightning have delivered a remarkable final five minutes to come from 10 points behind to score the last 21 points of the 2018 Women's SBL Grand Final to beat the Mandurah Magic 75-64. The Magic were playing in a second consecutive Grand Final and the sixth in the club's history and looked on track to win a first championship having come from sixth position at the end of the regular season. Mandurah was leading 64-54 with 5:30 remaining in the game but after losing just once all season, the Lightning refused to give in and inspired by two-time league MVP Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90, college: Quincy), they finished the game in remarkable fashion. Lakeside went on a stunning 21-0 run in the last five minutes to go from trailing 54-64 to winning the Women's Grand Final 75-64 for 2018. It is a second Women's SBL championship for the Lightning on the back of their success in 2006 that also came at the expense of the Magic. Mandurah continue to be a mainstay as a contender in the Women's SBL but heartbreakingly have now lost all six of their Grand Final appearances. Ali Schwagmeyer was named Grand Final MVP for her performance to lead the Lightning to the title in her third season at the club. She finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Samantha Roscoe (190-F-95, college: N.Dakota) came up big for the Lightning with 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Sydnee Fipps now enters retirement as she returns to college to get her Master's degree and goes off a championship winner on the back of 15 points despite shooting 3/14 from the field and 2/11 from deep. Ashleigh Grant (187-F/C-97) also had 10 points and 11 rebounds, Courtney Byrnes (180-G-93) seven points and four assists with Melissa Moyle (184-F-87) earning a championship in her first season at Lakeside while Jess van Schie became a dual championship winner. The league's leading-scorer Anita Brown (173-G, college: Akron) again top-scored for Mandurah with 19 points and seven rebounds. Fellow import Regina Palusna (192-C-89) finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Emma Klasztorny (G/F-94) continued her brilliant second half of the season with a tremendous performance made up of 11 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Casey Mihovilovich (173-G-82), remarkably in her sixth Grand Final, produced six points and four assists while Kelly Bailey scored four points and played some tough defence on Schwagmeyer before fouling out before Lakeside's big run. Rachel Pettit (G-97) and co-captain Rachel Halleen both scored three points apiece as well for Mandurah. The Grand Final opening score came courtesy of Mandurah's Emma Klasztorny before Samantha Roscoe answered for Lakeside all within the first 15 seconds. The Magic then made the first break with Anita Brown hitting six of the game's next eight points. The Lightning answered with their own 7-2 run before a pair of threes to Mandurah from Casey Mihovilovich and Rach Pettit took Mandurah out to an 18-11 advantage. But the Lightning hit back in the last two minutes with threes to Sydney Fipps and Samantha Roscoe, and free-throws to Fipps to lead 19-18 at quarter-time. Lakeside then came out hot in the second term with a three to Roscoe to give her multiple triples in the game for just the third time this season. The Lightning led 23-18 but the Magic fired back starting with a pair of free-throws to Brown after Fipps was called for the unsportsmanlike foul on the breakaway layup. Halleen then hit another three and when Brown and Emma Klasztorny hit baskets too, the Magic were up by four with all the momentum. Melissa Moyle settled the Lightning with a jumper and back-to-back Fipps buckets before half-time saw both teams level at 33-apiece at the break. Mandurah came out inspired to start the second half firstly with a three to Brown and then a 6-0 run made up of buckets from Emma Klasztorny, Kelly Bailey and Palusna. The lead was soon out to eight when Emma Klasztorny knocked down one from beyond the arc before a three from Grant and layup from Schwagmeyer had Lakeside back within three. Mandurah remained on top by five at three quarter-time thanks to two more baskets to Palusna and that grew to eight two minutes into the last quarter after a 7-2 run. By the time Bailey and Brown scored as well, they led 64-54 with just over five minutes left. Lakeside had to find something special to avoid their second loss of the season coming in the Grand Final and that's exactly what they did. The Lightning's pressure went up a notch to hold the Magic scoreless in the game's last five and-a-half minutes while scoring 21 points of their own made up of two threes and 12 points alone to Schwagmeyer. A four-point play from Fipps really marked the turn of the tide in the Grand Final with Roscoe's third triple extending the lead before the Lightning got the job done at the foul line.
    Courtesy of: sbl.asn.au


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team 2018
    Lauren Nicholson
    Nicholson
    Nadeen Payne
    Payne
    Lauren Scherf
    Scherf
    Marena Whittle
    Whittle
    Kelly Wilson
    Wilson

    Grand Final MVP: Gabrielle Richards (191-C-84) of Bendigo LB
    Player of the Year: Lauren Nicholson (183-G-93) of Launceston T.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Lauren Nicholson (183-G-93) of Launceston T.
    Import Player of the Year: Brittany Smart (175-G-85) of Hobart C.
    Youth Player of the Year: Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/C-99) of Diamond VE
    Defensive Player of the Year: Louella Tomlinson (193-F-88) of Melbourne T.
    Coach of the Year: Megan Moody of Bendigo LB

    1st Team
    G: Lauren Nicholson (183-G-93) of Launceston T.
    F/C: Nadeen Payne (188-F/C-93) of Bendigo LB
    C/F: Lauren Scherf (196-C/F-96) of Diamond VE
    G: Marena Whittle (180-G-94) of Nunawading S.
    G: Kelly Wilson (170-G-84) of Bendigo LB


    Richards and Wilson lead Bendigo to high-scoring SEABL Grand Final victory - Aug 19, 2018


    Dominant performances from Gabrielle Richards (191-C-84, college: Oregon) and Kelly Wilson (170-G-84) have helped the Lady Braves to the 2018 SEABL Championship despite 16 threes from Launceston. Bendigo prevailed 119-96 in a high scoring contest, with both teams shooting over 50% from the field. Gabrielle Richards won the MVP award after an outstanding 43 points and 24 rebounds. Richards shot a scintillating 16-19 from the field while also securing 11 offensive rebounds. Richard's dominance in the paint helped the Lady Braves to a huge advantage in the paint, as they out rebounded the Tornadoes 51-18. Kelly Wilson controlled the ball all night for Bendigo as she dished out 20 dimes to go along with 27 points. It was Wilson who paced the Lady Braves early, as she began to assert her dominance as the floor general for the Lady Braves. Gabrielle Richards used her size advantage on numerous occasions as she scored 12 first quarter points. The Launceston big's struggled to contain her in the paint as she went 6-6 from the field. Alex Wilson (174-G-94) hit a timely three for the Tornadoes as the first period came to a close, but the two stars of the first period in Kelly Wilson and Gabrielle Richards combined for a Richards lay-in to see the Lady Braves lead 33-28 at the end of one. The second period began with a 6-0 run from the Lady Braves, however a Lauren Nicholson (183-G-93, college: St.Mary's, CA) three brought the score line back to 39-31 early in the second. Kelly Wilson continued to be the catalyst for the Lady Braves as she reached a double-double with over three minutes to go in the second quarter of 13 points and 10 assists. Wilson was seemingly involved in every score for the Lady Braves, as she scored or assisted on 42 of Bendigo's 63 first half points. Both teams showcased elite accuracy from downtown as the Tornadoes connected on 8-16 first half triples. For Launceston Ellie Collins enjoyed a great first half, dropping 21 points, including 3-3 from downtown. For Bendigo, it was their star pairing of Kelly Wilson and Gabrielle Richards who led the way as Wilson had 15 points and 12 rebounds while Richards had 21 points on an impressive 8-9 shooting to go along with 9 boards. At the half Bendigo had opened up a commanding 63-46 lead as the Tornadoes went into the break with a lot of work to do. Led by Richards, the Lady Braves had found an advantage in the paint as they led the points in the paint numbers 34-16. Alex Wilson opened the second half with a bang as she connected on a three-point attempt. The Tornadoes would start where they left off as Alexander Partridge connected on a second three to bring the margin back to 15 early in the third period. The Tornadoes were trying to shoot their way back into the game as they narrowly missed on their next three attempts from downtown. Bendigo steadied momentarily before Nicholson and Partridge connected on two more threes to bring the score line back to 74-60 with four and half minutes remaining in the third. Despite the Tornadoes' sharp shooting from range, the Braves continued their offensive onslaught on the interior and when Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-G-92, college: Hawaii) hit a three the lead was back out to 19 with the Lady Braves in control. However, moments later Ellie Collins connected on yet another Tornadoes three before Lauren Mansfield stole the ball and drew the foul for another two. The Tornadoes sensed a switch in momentum as Ellie Collins hit on a mid-range jump shot before Alexandra Partridge connected on another long-range two to complete a 9-0 run in just 47 seconds, sending the travelling Launceston fans into a frenzy and as a result, forcing the Lady Braves into a timeout. Kelly Wilson came out of the break re-energised for Bendigo, steadying her team with a number of big plays, including a tough lay-up to give the Lady Braves a comfortable 87-74 lead. The two teams traded buckets to begin the fourth period before Alexandra Partridge connected on a tough and-one lay-in to bring the Tornadoes within 13. The game started to become scrappy as both teams stepped up the defensive intensity. Bodies were hitting the floor regularly during the fourth as both teams drew multiple offensive fouls. The refs tried their best to put their whistles away but the physical nature of the game compelled them to become involved. The Tornadoes were struggling to put any real scoreboard pressure on the Lady Braves as the margin remained in the high teens throughout the last period. Launceston continued to score at a high-rate thanks to a multitude of threes from Lauren Nicholson, but the Lady Braves kept the scoreboard ticking over to keep their lead secure. With 2:40 to go, Kelly Wilson drew a foul on a fast break lay-up. The foul meant that both teams were in the bonus. Wilson went 2-2 from the line to put Bendigo up 107-93. When Gabrielle Richards converted on yet another and-one opportunity, the game was out of reach for Launceston as they trailed 112-93 with just over a minute to go. With 30 seconds to go the Lady Braves began to celebrate as they had secured the game, capitalising on their perfect 20-0 regular season. Bendigo's two stars in Gabrielle Richards and Kelly Wilson were hard to split in the MVP voting but it was Richards who was awarded MVP as she put up a monster stat line of 43 points and 24 boards, including 11 offensive. Richards completely dominated the paint, as she shot an efficient 16-19 from the field. Kelly Wilson was once again outstanding as she controlled the contest from the outset, using her floor general skills to drop 27 points and 20 assists. Ashleigh Karaitiana also put up 21, to help Bendigo on their offensive onslaught. The Lady Braves managed 119 points on a scintillating 60% field goal percentage. Launceston shot the ball at a highly efficient rate themselves, shooting at 50% for 96 points of their own. The Tornadoes dropped 16 threes in the game as Lauren Nicholson led the way with 5 triples. The regular season MVP dropped 24 points and 7 assists while Ellie Collins was instrumental with 26 points and 6 boards. Bendigo dominated the paint all-game as they led the points in the paint numbers 70-28, largely thanks to Richards. The Lady Braves also dominated the rebounding battle, securing 51 while limiting the Tornadoes to just 18 rebounds for the game.
    Courtesy of: seabl.com.au


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH Awards 2018 - Sep 5, 2018


    Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH 1st Team 2018
    Chelsie Schweers
    Schweers
    Sarah Graham
    Graham
    Renae Garlepp
    Garlepp
    Madeleine Norris
    Norris
    Rachel Maenpaa
    Maenpaa

    Grand Final MVP: Elizajane Loader (173-G) of Norths Bears
    Player of the Year: Chelsie Schweers (170-PG-89) of Sutherland S.
    Domestic Player of the Year: Renae Garlepp (177-G-86) of Norths Bears
    Import Player of the Year: Chelsie Schweers (170-PG-89) of Sutherland S.
    Youth Player of the Year: Madeleine Norris of Sutherland S.
    Defensive Player of the Year: Kate Seebohm (170-G-91) of Norths Bears
    Coach of the Year: Thomas Garlepp of Norths Bears

    1st Team
    PG: Chelsie Schweers (170-PG-89) of Sutherland S.
    PG: Sarah Graham (163-PG-89) of Sydney
    G: Renae Garlepp (177-G-86) of Norths Bears
    : Madeleine Norris of Sutherland S.
    C/F: Rachel Maenpaa (185-C/F-84) of Hornsby S.


    North Bears claim Waratah title - Aug 20, 2018


    NEWCASTLE women's coach Shannon Seebohm was pleased with his team's overall performance this Waratah Basketball League season despite bowing out in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Hunters were out-classed 70-49 by eventual champions Norths Bears, who went on to defeat Sutherland Sharks 90-70 in the decider on Sunday. Newcastle qualified for the finals in fourth position with a 10-6 win-loss record and were one of only two teams to beat the Bears this year, winning 67-53 at the Bear Cave on June 30, but could not repeat that result against the minor premiers on Saturday. Norths dominated the paint, out-rebounding Newcastle 56-33, and over 40 minutes were more physical and more efficient at both ends of the floor. Newcastle never stopped trying, despite trailing 20-15 at quarter-time, 34-23 at the half and 53-39 heading into the final term, but their poor shooting (24% from the floor) meant they could not make runs and build momentum. 'It's always disappointing when you fall short but we've had a good season. I've been really impressed with our level of improvement across the year,' Seebohm said after his first season in charge of the Hunters. 'We ran into a very talented Norths team who were really hungry to progress to the grand final, and while we did a good job for most of the game to keep it close, we couldn't make enough plays when it mattered to put ourselves in a position to get over the line.' Elizajane Loader (173-G, college: Portland St.) led the champions with 26 points. Cassidy McLean (178-F-99) (12 points, two rebounds, two assists), Hannah Young (185-F-93, college: Virginia Tech) (11 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two assists), Alison Ebzery (11 points, five rebounds) and Jasmin Howe (seven points, six rebounds) scored the bulk of Newcastle's points but were a combined 11 of 47 from the floor. Newcastle's division one youth league men's team went down 84-71 to eventual champions Central Coast Crusaders in the semi-finals on Saturday.
    Courtesy of: theherald.com.au


    South win SBL All-Star Game - Jun 6, 2018


    South - North 103:76

    South SBL All-Star Match wins All Star game in Australia. They overcame North 103-76 at the Bendat Basketball Centre. Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90, college: Quincy) was named MVP of the game. Antonia Farnworth-Edmondson (181-G-87) and Kayla Standish (187-F-89, college: Gonzaga) were named dual Red Frogs Australia Medallists.


    Australian SBL All-Star Game 2018 Rosters - Jun 5, 2018


    North All-Star Team
    Antonia Farnworth-Edmondson
    Farnworth-Edmondson
    Alex Ciabattoni
    Ciabattoni
    Nikita-Lee Martin
    Martin
    Kayla Standish
    Standish
    Jennie Rintala
    Rintala

    Antonia Farnworth-Edmondson (181-G-87) of Perry Lakes Hawks
    Alex Ciabattoni (183-G/F-94) of Kalamunda Eastern Suns
    Nikita-Lee Martin (184-G/F-88) of Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves
    Kayla Standish (187-F-89) of Perth Lynx
    Jennie Rintala (188-F/C-90) of Kalamunda Eastern Suns
    Makailah Dyer (175-G) of Perth Redbacks
    Mikayla Pirini (169-G-96) of Perth Redbacks
    Jewel Williams of Kalamunda Eastern Suns
    Eryn Fisher of East Perth Eagles
    Emma Clarke (183-G/F-99) of Perry Lakes Hawks
    Amber Land (188-C/F-85) of Stirling Senators
    Jessica Jakens (181-G/F-94) of Perth Redbacks

    Head Coach: Charles Nix of Perth Redbacks



    South All-Star Team
    Anita Brown
    Brown
    Ali Schwagmeyer
    Schwagmeyer
    Sydnee Fipps
    Fipps
    Ashleigh Grant
    Grant
    Courtney Byrnes
    Byrnes

    Georgia Denehey (99) of Southwest Slammers
    Anita Brown (173-G) of Mandurah Magic
    Ali Schwagmeyer (177-G/F-90) of Lakeside Lightning MVP
    Sydnee Fipps (178-F) of Lakeside Lightning
    Ashleigh Grant (187-F/C-97) of Lakeside Lightning
    Courtney Byrnes (180-G-93) of Lakeside Lightning
    Ashli Payne (183-F-95) of Willetton Tigers
    D'lesha Lloyd (179-G-86) of Rockingham Flames
    Kisha Lee (182-F-85) of Cockburn Cougars
    Courtney Bayliss (183-F-93) of South West Slammers
    Maddison Allen (190-F-93) of Rockingham Flames
    Charlotte van Kleef (190-C-96) of South West Slammers

    Head Coach: Craig Mansfield of Lakeside Lightning



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