Brian Goorjian's Skivvy
Earlier this month
Some fascinating results over the weekend.
Honestly not sure what the biggest shock was, Trahair's 'magic' troops beating Geraldton with their Mgt seen browsing Seek.com post game, or the Eastern Suns belting the suddenly vulnerable looking Senators - both results clearly departed from the script.
Serious fire power to come into the League -
Lakeside adding Alexander propels them into top 4 status, an incredible result to get him back after his SEABL and G-League performances.
Roberts a Grand Final MVP and delivers consistently. Said to be short of a David (Gallop) at the moment, but won't take a star long to settle in. The Redbacks wheels are falling off so Lee adds class and leadership when plenty appears lacking internally.
Earnest Ross, NBL experience and built for power. Could genuinely help the Buccs get the chip (not the one on their shoulder).
Strap yourselves in - All-Star game, if respected by clubs, should be a cracker! Go the Mighty South
"Sadly the All-star game lost all credibility years ago when they started gifting selections so every team was represented."
That was only in 2015 - it's first year back! In 2016 and 2017, it's been fans voting starters and league voting bench
Ok Sorry my bad if that's the case.
I can admit when Im wrong.
I thought they were still gifting games to a player from each team.
I just remember Suns players getting a game in the Allstar game that wouldn't make your domestic team.
Ill watch this year.
WABL has already started last week so you may find it hard to get into a team this year
fees probably differ, here are contacts for the teams so best to contact closest one to you and find out, fees, if any spots or perhaps domestic competition info if too late
sbl imports ? ha ha - that's funny - can we please talk about SBL and not WABL.
there are some cracking games in both mens and womens this weekend.
looking forward to seeing if the suns can show some consistency.
also what both the buccs and redbacks serve up . in mens
in womens - can the hawks beat the lightning and try and get back in the race for the finals - slowly slipping away. willeton and rockingham flames will be a interesting game both looking for second position.
Earlier this month
Looks like reports of the Mandurah Magic men's team pushing for the playoffs was very premature after they take another 30 point blow out loss on their home court. Slammers win in Kalgoorlie which means another Slammers would see the Magic at the bottom of the ladder.. again!
Daniel Alexander not great in his season debut. He took a lot of bad shots and forced a few - he was probably given the green light to do whatever he wanted. Holman played good defense on him. Lakeside live and die by the 3 - they have no inside game. Cummings was too good for any of Lakeside's guards - his Wildcats conditioning is very evident
perry lakes lady hawks look like their back, even though they lost to a unbeaten lakeside lightning by 1pt.
rockingham flames are the real deal going on their win against the tigers.
the suns are the biggest surprise , and redbacks continue to impress.
don't know whats happening to the Cockburn cougars women - lost the plot of late.
both compettions are wide open , it will come down to injuries and match-ups come finals time
the buccs flexed their muscles on the weekend - look out wolves and redbacks, slammers may push for a top 8 berth know with changes .
the giants vs magic battle this weekend will decide the spoon
Congratulations to Wolves skipper Seb Salinas on 400 games this weekend.
Has led the club through an impressive period of success and remains a humble and hard working guy - always the first to have a beer with people post-game, and can still put up numbers & quickly that make teams closely scout him after all these years
Good luck Sebba - here's to many more!
I figures it was common sense to people that Steindl is obviously restricted. So that means apart from Cockburn he could only really join East Perth. Unless I'm missing someone else?
He obviously just wants to get some reps in before NBL while he’s in town. Good on him. I imagine he’s the same as Standish and will be away towards back end of season.
Good fit, Stop whinging.
Chan, Pesava, Steindl, Field and Import is hell of a starting unit.
There’s your 9 someone has to miss playoffs.
I Heard he is a teacher? don't they get paid heaps anyway? why would he need more money when he has love for the club he plays for? Especially with that Jake knight kid being as hype as he is, Holmes with undoubtedly the best Mo in the league and Boogie getting best on every weekend
Im telling you no one gets paid.
It is the sign of a great club and a great culture.
I dont blame people for leaving, esp the young guys who are able to pick up a couple $$$ etc good on them.
But you can see why the culture is so strong, its been this way for a long long long time.
Look at the Championship years
2012 - Luke Callier only non Cougar relocated from over east played as a role player
2016 - Travis Hayto who come over with the coach and was a 10min role player.
Quality Club and the championships are so so much sweater this way!
You guys need to get off cock burns case and stop doubting them. The boys at redbacks dont get paid by the club either, that would likely be a salary cap breach. As the other poster said, if someone like Redhage goes out and gets his own personal sponsor for 2k a game thats nothing to do with the club paying players
Cockburn being all high and mighty and not paying players is such BS. Stop with it. As the poster above said the players do get paid, maybe not directly by the club but that doesn't mean it's all about your culture bla bla bla. Get off of it and get over yourselves!
Not so sure about saying Lakeside are phoney predictions.. Michaels had 25 and showed he will be a stud in the SBL. Alexander and Michaels have only had 1 week of training and Shervill to return for next weekend. Splitting the weekend 1/1 against Redbacks and Wolves isnt a bad return all things considered.
Are alarm bells ringing down at Perry Lakes?
With one the biggest pay roles (on and off the books ;-) ) in the league their recent form must be a concern for coach Parso.
Might have to throw another ball out there for all these hawks players to get theirs...
I would think the alarm bells are ringing at perry lakes indeed.
not only in the mens comp , but also the womens comp.
I think everyone thought the return of nat burton would start their push to a finals run and it may well still happen.
however they were beaten soundly by the s/w slammers yesterday afternoon and are 1-9 alarm bells.
the men aren't as good as what THEY think they are.
Lakeside vs Redbacks (Mens)
Considering Lakeside pulled down 49 rebounds to Redbacks 26, that would normally be enough to win you a game.
I did not see the game, but from the stats, Lakeside committed 26 fouls, sending the Redbacks to the line to score 19 of 26.
Hussey & Redhage drawing 14 of the 26 fouls, it would suggest that the Lakseide defence could not handle the more experienced duo. With Redhage one of the best for milking the fouls.
Must have been a good game though.
I think Perry Lakes issue is pretty clear when you look at Parsons coach selection for the all star game. Holmen has been here 3 games and has been pretty average by his standards. For whatever reason he didnt select Purser. Must be somethng there
OMG man that's like so seriously cool what you did.
You took like SBL and then used the letters and made it into like a hilarious insult.
That is so awesome.
You must be really good at stuff.
You would of been the toughest and funniest kid at school for sure.
COUGARS LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG
The Cockburn Basketball Association is welcoming a game changer.
The Prestige Honda Cockburn Cougars are proud to announce the addition of Perth Wildcat and Australian Boomers squad member Clint Steindl to the men's State Basketball League program.
Fresh off his first season with the Perth Wildcats, Steindl stands for everything the Cougar Family represents on and off the court.
With a National Basketball League career average of 40% from the perimeter, he will be a welcome addition to a Cougar squad already boasting some of the league’s best local contingent.
Alongside Cougar Captain, MVP contender and three-time SBL All-Star Gavin Field, Steindl will provide a match-up headache for opposition teams.
Add in import Brandon Sebirumbi and talented locals Julian Pesava, Seva Chan and Jake Knight, you’re looking at an imposing Cougar line-up for the remainder of the 2018 season.
The Perth Wildcats have a proud history of bringing in talent of quality character, and the Cougar Family paints itself with that same brush.
Steindl makes his debut in Cougar colours this Saturday night away against the East Perth Eagles, followed by his first game in front of a Sea of Blue this Sunday as they take on the Willetton Tigers.
Re: Ankle breakers post:
Lakeside rebound count is always over exaggerated when Prue plays, its always been like that. They count his tips to advantage as rebounds. It gets even worse with their home games and home stats keepers. If you actually go back and look at the tapes he gets half of the rebounds he's allocated.
Thanks for watching and helping them to get 13,000+ views that Hawks TV has had in its first 6 weeks!
Seems it is very popular and people like to see a behind the scenes look at the up and downs and funny side of an SBL team through the season.
What new and innovative things are you or your team doing to promote the SBL
Since they started HawksTV they have lost more than they have won. One has to ask is the exposure and self endorsement of the League really worth it when its affecting your very ability to get Ws? Yo we had a cool video blog each week but we didn't play finals isn't something Parsons can use to the Hawks board in the season review i am guessing
Lakeside rebound count is always over exaggerated when Prue plays, its always been like that. They count his tips to advantage as rebounds.That might exaggerate his count if they're opting to give them to him instead of the teammate he's tipping the ball to, but it wouldn't exaggerate the team count.
Could one please explain how "self endorsement of the the league" works? Also, could one please provide the proof that the above "self endorsement of the the league" is affecting the Hawks ability to get W's?
I'm from Ireland, so I need an in-depth explanation in English for Dummy's.
I'll take the PLH videos over the those self written articles about the Wolves or Redbacks 'culture’ pieces and ‘how good are we’ crap. When they have paragraph long quotes from the coaches trying to pump themselves up trying to get an nbl gig they are just cringe.
Best locals based on this year:
Redhage doesnt count lol. Cummings, Purser, Prue and Illadis all still in the convo too. Cummings misses out cause he only plays one end of the court. Purser has an argument over Ellis. Illadis still a great shooter just hasn't been as consistent on this year
WSBL Round 10 Preview
Lightning @ Magic
1 v 3 block buster. Lighting (9-1) coming off a split weekend and a tough home loss to Redbacks. Imports Fipps (22ppg) and Swags (23ppg) in good form this year and addition of 6'3 Sam Roscoe into the line up after a successful England stint boosts the title favourites. But the real test is beating Mandurah in Mandurah, last years semi final contest, Mandurah won in 3 games, twice at home. The Magic losing Boag has hurt their inside/ out firepower with big Import Palusna slowly adjusting to the league. Magic are lead by 25ppg scorer Anita Brown. Massive Game but lakeside have 5 threats on the floor to record a close win tonight by 7.
Redbacks @ flames
2 v 5 matchup. Redbacks have been irresistible this season with the BIG 3 of Pirini, Standish and Dyer and coach Nix really locking in their game plan. Standish the MVP favourite at 21ppg 10 rpg and coming off a massive 35p game v lightning. Flames are now back in the groove with both import Lloyd ( 26ppg) and Harrison (16ppg) and add the under rated Allen in the middle the team is looking good. I’m picking Flames with home court by 10.
Wolves @ Tigers
Wolves are struggling for consistency this year lead by a mostly local group and veterans Amos, Ironmonger and Martin. The bench depth has been an issue and maintaining early game intensity and scoring production. Tigers are quietly moving to a 6-2 record with a decent roster that boasts size, scoring ability and depth. AJ jones, Former MVP Sam Norwood, Harper along with imports Cotton and Payne starting to find their feet. Tigers too deep at home for big win 20+
Magic @ Suns
Magic coming off a tough Friday night game to head up the hill. Suns are on a 4 game winning streak and my smokey to play semi-finals in 2018. Suns if Jessie Edwards returns will form a 3 way wall with Rintala and Ciabattoni to cause teams real issues. Young gun Jewel Williams (12ppg) relishing her starting role and depth in Smith and King. The pairing of Rintala (19ppg 10 rebs) and Ciabattoni (20ppg 9 rebs) gives this team a title threat chance. Edwards will be a huge addition, the 6-3 big coming off a good Senior season at Uni of Minnesota playing 17 mins a game. Magic will be cooked and Suns ready to eat in this one. Suns by 15.
Tigers @ Cougars
Tigers on the back of a double for this Sunday game. Cougars have surprised a little in picking up 3 wins so far this season including against last years champs Perry Lakes. Lead by import Kisha Lee (21ppg 10 rebs) and young Lynx squad member Issy Miotti and team is not the easy beats. Tigers have too many weapons for the young team, the match up of Lee v Payne will be a good one. Tigers by 15
Slammers @ Stirling
Slammers are gonna play finals this year lock that in. I have been impressed with the way coach Harper has this team playing structured ball. The team is lead by the decent import pairing of Van Kleef (16ppg) and Fisher (8p 8 rebs) but the team for the first time in a while has real depth in young guards Denehey (14ppg)and the future star Tayah Burrows (12ppg) providing great poise and control. Add in the reliable Bayless (13ppg and 7 rebs) and the team will cause issues come finals. Stirling is another team in the mix for the 5-8 seed this season. Coach Clarke has recruited well in bringing in the experience Jorre De St Jorre and returned import Jasmin Martin. Amber Land (15ppg 10 rebs) is ever reliable and a good mix of youth in Jones (9ppg) and exciting young big Berringal-Cox. The form of the team comes with new import Janee Johnson, the former Seton Hall and Duke player has the physical tools to dominate the league. However she has struggled to adjust to the style of refereeing (10ppg 7 rebs) in 27 Mins of time. If Johnson can take a step forward in the second half of the year this team could push for a top 4 finish. This is a close one and im going with coach Clarke to get the home win by 5.
I agree, good write up on WSBL and bball people often enjoy watching the women's game as much or more than the men's.
Either way, if you disagree what do you gain from knocking the effort somoene else has made? Does that make you feel better and compensate for something else missing in your life?
You are aware that this isnt a MSBL threat its a SBL thread and that includes the WSBL. You might not enjoy womens basketball but many true basketball fans (and players) do and like hearing news and thoughtful analysis. They are entitled to post in this thread and have put in more effort than many of the people on here ragging about how much so and so must get paid or how much of a dick which coach is. If you don't like the post show it some respect amd scroll past - like i do with most of your whining and character bashing.
Roy The Chaplin
Earlier this week
WOW!!! Look at this star strutted lakeside group. They've found their mojo and are heading for top spot. Our prayers have been heard amen. Lakeside to go undefeated for rest of the season. Thoughts ? Such a great core of young talent. Beautiful. Holy smokes they are great to watch.
Yes, Tigers need Bowie but cmon, they defeated the Flames and Redbacks without him?!
To lose to the Wolves and a clearly improved Cougars team with Steindl isn't cause for alarm.
If there’s one thing that the SBL has proven, finish in the top 8 and anyone can win.
WSBL write up excellent. From someone who doesn't get to see much of the WSBL, I thought it was informative and a great insight into how the season is going. Would love to see more of it, men and women. For those complaining, your clearly not a fan of basketball.
Here's my list of the best players from this season. Hard to limit the list to a few players especially for forwards. I tried to pick 5 guards and 10 forwards/centers but had a little more for each. Feel free to agree/disagree
Jackson Hussey PG
John Isenbarger SG
Justin King PG
Gokul Natesan SG
Damien Scott PG
Shaun Stewart PG
Daniel Alexander PF
Jalen Billups C
Jay Bowie SF
Kevin Davis C
Gavin Field SF
Greg Hire PF
Shawn Redhage PF
Earnest Ross SF
Jeylyn Sharpe SF
Brian Voelkel SF
*****WSBL Round 11 Preview*****
Haters can skip reading now :)
Wolves @ Hawks
10th placed Joondalup last round got spanked on the road to the Tigers to the tune of 40 points and really need to start making a move to stay in the finals hunt. At 4-7 they can't afford to lose to teams at the lower end of the ladder. This week they get their chance against the 11th place Hawks at home. Nat Burton is back for the Hawks after her Euro stint and the WNBL player wasted no time dropping 17 and 13 in her first game back, but this wasn’t enough to beat the surging Slammers. Hawks are now at full strength and another week at training will get them back to some level of their championship form. Amos v Jeffers, Farnworth v Martin, Burton v Ironmonger in this even clash. I’m calling the upset if it can be! with the defending Champs getting their season going again... Hawks by 12.
Tigers @ Flames *Game of the Week*
Both teams in red hot form after wins in round 10. 4th placed Flames knocked off Perth at home led by D’Lesha Lloyd 26p 8 rebs as coach Petrik again finds quality imports to bring in. Allen with 16 rebounds helped slow Redback’s Standish who had a relatively quiet 15 points. Tigers got 2 wins over the weekend pushing them up into 2nd spot with an 8-2 record on the back of solid efforts from Ajay Johnson and import Payne. But it was a solid contribution with 5 double figure scorers in both wins over Joondalup and Cockburn. This game is a cracker with the depth of Willetton against the standout trio of Allen- Lloyd and Harrison. This game will be decided inside 10 points and home court comes into play... Almost feel this will go to OT…Flames by 6 in the Hot House.
Redbacks @ Senators
This one gets interesting in that talk is of Standish missing a month with wedding duties (Congrats) leaving the Redbacks real small for next few weeks. The Senators are starting to find form having a convincing 45 point win over the struggling Eagles. Young gun Cate Jones with 17 points. But Redbacks still have talent on the floor and Mikaela Dyer will have to step up the scoring load in Standishs absence. The Backcourt of Pirini and Dyer will be too strong and I can’t see Stirling having the offensive advantage on the glass with Johnson yet to have a dominant game… Redbacks in a close game by 8.
Both teams will be coming off a game the night before that will test the depth of both teams. Both having tough matchups. If no Standish, Burton should have a night out, but if they both play its an epic matchup in the middle. I cant see the Hawks putting up the points in in this one unless Farnworth has 25+. Dyer the difference in the two teams. .. Redbacks by 10.
Magic @ Wolves
The Magic are in a world of pain losing Milo after quarter time and get spanked by Lakeside on their home floor and injury concerns to a number of players in the group. Giant Palusna is great pick up with the loss of Boag but she won’t be putting up stats north over 18ppg. Brown is in a form slump as teams start to lock her down and really needs to carry the scoring load in the next few weeks. I can’t see this happening but Wolves are not putting the offensive numbers up either. This game could be a real struggle. Magic are down and out and losing Milo hurts in many ways…. Wolves to split the weekend with a win… just.. by 8.
Flames @ Eagles
This is a long year for the young Eagles as they have been blown out in every game with the closest margin being a 23p loss to wolves. Coach Fisher took over the team this year with the intent to build a youth foundation for future growth. However the lack of even one seasoned veteran to teach the teens have hurt this year. No imports and no frontline Australians is making this a cause for concern the WSBL, Thankfully it looks like they are bringing in a 6’1 Forward import who will be suiting up this weekend. Good news for everyone. Hopefully it makes this game competitive. For the Flames this is the second game of the weekend and they will cruise to an easy victory… Flames by 50+
Lightning @ Cougars
Wow the lightning went to work Friday night in a top of the table clash against Mandurah. Last year the Magic won two home games to bundle Lakeside out of the semi-finals and there may have been some fears to play at what I think is the best home court in the league. After a tight first half (42-42) the lightning found their rhythm outscoring the magic 58-22 on the back of a dominant Ali Achwagmeyer 30p (10 of 14) Fipps 22p and Grant 17p. Magic giant Palusna gave some early issues scoring 17p but has to play more than 27 minutes to keep the Magic in the game. Anita Brown had a hard night out scoring 17 points on 4 of 16 shooting with 2 points at the half. The lightning at 10-1 are clearly the league title favourites.
The Cougars are coming off a 20p loss to the Tigers and are lead by the scoring machine Kisha Lee who is averaging 21p and 9rebs a game. However outside of Moyes (12ppg) there is not much help on this team this year. This could blow out early as the lightning push to maintain form. Miotti will have a had battle guarding Fipps. Lee will need to score 35+ to make this competitive. Lakeside by 40.
Senators @ Tigers
Two coaching adversaries Clarke and Parker clash again in a game that could be closer than the respective ladder positions. Who will recover the best as both teams are coming off tough Friday night matchups. Some good matchups in Ajay Jones v Martin, Johnson v Pane, Land v Harper. Tigers are deep this year with Norwood, Cotton, Napier and Kelly providing key roles in the team. I’m going with home court and too much bench rotations… Tigers by 17.
Great read once again , well done combo. perry lakes will win both games on the weekend and start a roll . how many games will you need to win combo to make the playoffs. the only given game this season in the WSBL looks like the east perth eagles.
the league must be absolutely wrapped with the competitive competition this season.
shani amos is injured so wont suit up this weekend I believe or maybe play one game.ironmonger is away for 2 weeks soon ?
redbacks will drop a number of games during standishs absence this will hurt them at the end of the season.
Edwards is due to arrive this week for the suns and will be ready for the back end of their season. this makes them a real dark horse , depth still a concern.
rockingham won last weekend without Jacinta bourne as well , she is a key if they are going to win it all. injured ? she was carrying a few injuries last year.
willeton looking strong and are extremely deep this year.
magic have major injury concerns to half their playing squad at the moment including boag, miholivich,and halleen hurt on sat night I believe plus others.
senators are about to make a push with the 2 thron girls arriving on weekend.
slammers looking good with 2 imports and 2 all-stars in their line-up- they should not miss the playoffs
cougars and eagles may be the 2 that miss but not sure about the rest .
Is it me or has anyone else noticed that MSBL has a lot more talent at the front court spots than the back court ones. There's a handful of really good guards but there are so many high quality forwards and centers. You would think otherwise based on how the trend of basketball is moving towards guard play. Coaches are going to have a really tough time voting for an all star 5 at the end of the season for forwards and center positions.
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