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WA SBL - July 2018

New Month... New Thread

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Thanks Bro

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can we safely break the league up into:

Wolves
Buccs
Redbacks

Hawks
Lightning

Tigers
Flames
Senators

Eastern Suns
Eagles
Cougars

Slammers
Magic
Giants

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With only a month out Lets speak awards for this season:
MVP - Billups (wolves)- Best player top team
MIP - Justin Beard (flames) last 6 weeks have been best player in the flames
COY - Parsons (Hawks) - turned around his team, improvers on the last few seasons and 7 game winning streak .

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

COTY interesting
You cant give to Lako as literally a towel could coach that team to a championship.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Exactly it's got to go to someone that has showed a change in culture, built on development and is obviously winning games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lakeside coach?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

COTY interesting
You cant give to Lako as literally a towel could coach that team to a championship.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Alexander for MVP

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Combo  
Earlier this year

Round 16 WSBL Power Rankings

1. Lakeside Lightning - PREDICTED 1st
Lakeside just seems to not have any weaknesses in their game. If its not Swags setting teams to 'Spin Cycle' its gunner Sydnee Fipps launching from downtown or bigs Grant and Roscoe dominating the post. Rockingham looks to be their likely GF opponent. Can their 3 ball game continue at Bendat? Rocko in Rocko coming up next week will tell us more on who is the real deal.

2 Perth Redbacks – PREDICTED 3rd
The Reds picked up two dominant wins on the weekend to really push to lock in 2nd spot. Rocko has 2 more games in hand including a match up with the Backs coming up. This high scoring team is lead by MVP candidate Kayla Standish, PG Pirini and a bunch of seasoned vets. The only chink appears to be the form or import guard Makailah Dyer who after starting the season strong is averaging 12p and 5 rebs and shooting 24% from downtown. Can she turn her form around in time for finals?

3. Rockinghams Flames – PREDICTED 2nd
The flames have 5 games left with Redbacks and Lightning to come to really see where this squad sits in the finals. They miss a 2nd legit big, leaving Allen to play big minutes in a final series. Allen is a dominant defensive big. Petrick loves his small ball, fast paced transition and will rely on his group running teams off the floor. D’Lesha Lloyd 23ppg 8 rebs is in the top 2 players in the league and can score inside and out. The big guard is near unstoppable in transition. Her team mate Harrison (188ppg) is a great combo tandem. Do they have the bench to stay with the depth of Lakeside?

4. Kalamunda Eastern Suns – PREDICTED 4th
The Suns with the bye last week were able to get a game clear in 4th with Willetton losing. They have the best front court in the league with Rintala 18ppg, Edwards 13ppg and Ciabattoni 20ppg. The question will be can their guard group stand up against teams with stud guards in Swags, Lloyd and Pirini’s.

5. Willetton Tigers – PREDICTED 5th
They can still chase 4th but would have to win 4 of 5 of their final games to do so. Tigers got exposed v Lakeside for their lack of bench depth which at the start of the season was a strength. Ashlin Payne has been in good form and dropped 28 last game. Tigers really lack a 3rd scorer to give them a chance in a 3 game series.

6. Mandurah Magic – PREDICTED 6th
The Magic with have a good run home with expected wins over Eagles, Wolves and Cougars and maybe Stirling to get them up to 10 or 11 wins to lock in 6th place. Milo is back training and we hope to see her soon. Brown has been a beast in her absence dropping 36 points against Redbacks. I doubt any of the top 4 want to see them in a Semi-final.

Now playoff spots 7-8 get real interesting with 4 teams able to make the finals or get knocked out.

7.. Southwest Slammers – PREDICTED 10th the Slammers have had key injuries to Thompson and Denehey which cost them a big loss to Perry lakes last round. With an already weak bench this team is all but done now. I can’t see another win in their remaining games. Lightning (L), Redbacks (L) Cockburn (L) Senators (L) Suns (L)... 7 Wins 15 Losses.

8. Perry Lakes Hawks – PREDICTED 7th. The Hawks are back in the 8 for the first time since Round 2. Games coming up are Suns (L) Wolves (W) Tigers (L) Senators (?) This will get them to 9-13. With a loss to Senators they will go to 8th. Hawks are desperately in need a guard with the loss of Gabby O and Jeffers. Hopefully Gabby is back for finals. 9 Wins – 13 Losses.

9. Stirling Senators- PREDICTED 8th. Flames (L) Magic (L) Slammers (W) Hawks (?). A loss to Hawks will mean a 1st round match up with Lakeside (Ouch) 8 Wins 13 Losses.

10. Cockburn Cougars – PREDICTED 9th. Run home includes Tigers (L) Slammers (W) Magic (L) and Flames (L). It’s a tough run and they need at least 2 wins to have a chance of playoffs. 7 Wins 15 Losses.

Fun Fact is if Cockburn get to 8 Wins even with Stirling they miss out through Head 2 Head by a single 1 point margin.

Finals
Lightning (1) v Senators (8)
Flames (2) v Hawks (7)
Redbacks (3) v Magic (6)
Suns (4) v Tigers (5)

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Anon  
Earlier this year

The awards need to be updated
Peer voting for COY clearly didn't work out well last year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

and whats your solution?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

head to head isn't used in the final standings anymore, its back to percentage

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ pretty sure it is still head to head - where did you hear it had changed?

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

Finals has not changed. It is still H2H then % after that.

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

Partially incorrect:

Head To Head... Then
For and Against between the Teams... Then
Percentage...

If still a draw after all this maybe The Commish adopts the FIFA Coin Toss option, to be live streamed on the League Social Media outlets for maximum viewing pleasure

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Lukosius  
Earlier this year

Yes, the NBL changed their tiebreaker rules to make it straight percentage (like AFL) but the SBL are still using head-to-head.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

COTY is out of these guys.
Daniel and Parsons are probably a good choice as they have taken last seasons 8 and 9th teams to top 4 contention. Both have made big strides in getting their teams to buy into their ideas and improve over their previous seasons, whilst developing some youth and dealing with injuries/ players not being avail etc.
Ettridge again leading his side to the playoffs as a top seed. Has so much stability and always has great imports to help.
Evans has a monster team in paper and the best home court advantage ever. Not sure he has a lot to do except turn up and roll out the ball. But he's got his side to the top 2 so he has to be included.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Daniel should win the C-O-T-Y this season he has done an outstanding job with this group.
both ettridge and evans should be in the mix as well. it would not be easy trying to manage multiple egos on both teams, you say they both teams have talent but you as a coach would need to manage each individuals wants and needs.
1. Daniel
2. evans
3. ettridge.

MVP- Billups

DARK HORSE- gavin field.

Mansfield should win coach of the year after his job he has done. not only this season but the past 2 seasons . they were bottom upon his arrival
both tom Knowles and Charles nix will be challenging Mansfield after taking their teams to the top four.
1. Mansfield
2. Knowles
3. nix

MVP. Schagmeyer

DARK HORSE. anita brown

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The big issue holding Gav Field back from MVP contention is if his side can win enough games. Not too many guys on that side will be taking votes off him.
I highly doubt anyone in the league has played anywhere near the minutes he has this season - prob averaging 39 or very close to it.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Daniels has done a great job with the Lightning this season. But lakeside have been pretty stable this season.
Haven't really beaten any of the top 3 teams at this stage and that goes along way.
Parsons though has beaten those teams, has taken a squad that has finished 8th for 4 straight seasons and has them currently sitting in the 4 and in a 7 game win streak.
Parsons easy choice over Daniels as the change has been more important.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Daniels or Ray Evans is my choice.

Ben and Nick will never get the votes from their peers while Parsons has really got the team to where they were predicted in the preseason and it's been over two years plus people might have voter fatigue choosing him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Peseva for the Cougars is having a great month (last 5-6games).
Whether he gets votes who knows??

Ive always been of the opinion that the MVP should be from a team playing finals.

Someone like Stewart from Magic would even be a chance, as he likely picked up top votes in every win and votes in most of the competitive loses.




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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

as far as peer votes go !! I would think all coaches put their differences aside when it comes to selecting who has done a good job or not.
the coaches are looking at every game by every team on every angle possible, injuries , ladder positions gained , attitudes etc.
they should be voting regardless.
so if parsons is deserved then im sure his peers will vote for him.
there have been multiple winners over the years so why not parsons , its not fatigue.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ettridge is a douche bag, arrogant and one of the worst sports the SBL has ever seen.

However I think he done a great job this year.
His roster is not exactly stacked like we though it would be.

The 2nd import is average at best, when I say average he would be unlikely to get another SBL gig after 2018.
The bloke back from Adelaide is terrible and a bog flop, was expecting him to be NBL fringe player.

The great servants are getting older..

So yeah I think he has done well to have them where they are at the moment.



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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wasn't saying coaches shouldn't put their differences aside when they vote and I hope they do. But you also have to be a little realistic with how people think.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The problem is Etteridge is he always chockes in Grand Finals. Their title:apperance ratio is poor, and sometimes as short priced favourites lost.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The problem with*

chokes*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dont get me wrong, I hope they lose in the final again.
Just to see his face, its worth the price of admission for sure!
This year Im going to film him!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Filming someone just to see a disappointed look on their face is too far...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

More to show the younger generation how not to act!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Winning 2 out of 4 grand finals and currently has his team in first position in six years as coach. I wouldn't necessarily call that choking

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Losing 2 of the last 3, when starting favourites in all of them is pretty much choking!

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Has his team in first position for last 6 years?
2017 - Willetton
2016 - Cockburn

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They choked bad against Lakeside that one year. Were huge favourites. What a waste.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Wolves the team of the decade by anyone's calculation.

Trouble converting - yep that's become a thing - but no other club can maintain their form year to year (within rules).

Powerhouse being imitated and emulated across league. Flattering.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Craig Friday was the coach against Lakeside

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Also they finished sixth that year so hardly favorites

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In the GF they were favourites because Lakeside sucked. That fourth quarter by both sides was disgusting.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All-Star 5 and Defensive 5 prediction??

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Anon  
Earlier this year

All-Star 5 (Positions with multiple players has first choice listed first)

PG - King/Stewart
SG - Natesan/Isenbarger
SF - Field/Ross/Sharpe
PF - Alexander
C - Billups

MVP Prediction: Billups

A few thoughts here. Its pretty clear to me that Billups and Alexander are the top two bigs in the SBL. There are a handful of talented forwards and centers, but none have come close to the impact and numbers those guys have had for there successful clubs (1st and 5th on ladder). Field has had an incredible year, and should be in contention for MVP despite his team not being in the top 8. It's close for me between him and Ross with the Buccs' position on the ladder being in the top 2. As for guys like Sharpe and Stewart, they are very talented and valuable to their clubs but they play for the two worst teams in the league making it very hard to put them in the All-Star 5. Kind of similar how last year Holmen was MVP but didn't make the All-Star 5.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where is Cody Ellis last few weeks?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year


R@nD0m any podcast this week?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Daniels COTY MSBL - Done a great job early and has continued when studs turned up
Petrik COTY WSBL - Rockingham didn't even have a sniff of finals last year and arguably best team in comp this year

Hire has to be in All Star 5 mash up - putting up MVP numbers week in week out

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Lukosius  
Earlier this year

Cody Ellis suffered a broken nose against the Suns a few weeks ago.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wroe missed a number of weeks as well this season with a foot injury. He returned last round

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Broken nose?
Come on, that does not put you out of a game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Lakovic wanted to stop a game a few weeks ago in Mandurah I would love to see his reaction when the South West boys get into him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tomorrow night will be a beauty, Redbacks by 50 but it will be a battle between crowd and coach. We travelled down a few weeks ago there were various hecklers. Not great for our own team but will be worth it to see Lako's reaction to it all, worth the price of admission

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So we're just going to sit here like the bottom team did not just beat the top team tonight and nobody gon say anything!? Shiiiiiiiiit that is the upset of the season right there ya heard

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Yep, Wolves vs Giants was a great game. And it wasn't because the Wolves had an off night - it was a playoff calibre game that could have gone either way in the last quarter. Wolves with a full strength team, Giants without their leading rebounder Martin.

Crowd was crazy loud, and no doubt that had a negative impact on the Wolves down the stretch. A shame that the Giants are a couple of good players short at the moment - but kudos to them for beating Senators and Wolves in their last two home games. For sure some of these playoff teams they are due to play in the next 3 weeks will be wary. It has already cost Wolves top spot.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks 9 in a row

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wolfpack gunna be alright ya heard

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^*8 in a row. Very impressive tho, carn the hawkies

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

wolves will still make the GF but they are suspect as hell to a zone, Giants bet them with 7 players.

watch out for the Giants next year, chemistry is building

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What's happened to Isenbarger?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Horrific leg injury (See Gordon Hayward). So sad

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lakeside season over

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

yeah, basically Hayward. Very bad

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can anyone confirm that Voelkel wants to be in Bunbury as a permanent resident and for the long term?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

there is no way after the dumpster fire Slammers have been this year. What as waste of his time

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They've been crazy bad all year but the reports were at the start of the season that could be a possibility but I am doubting it very much now

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Phil Jackson's Ring  
Earlier this year

Excerpt from a recent article on the Willetton Basketball Association website...
(http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-1056-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=62211240)

The losses have also given Black the opportunity to reflect on his love for the club and belief in his team.

"Whilst we lost both and are disappointed, it only reaffirms my belief that I love who we are and believe we can be successful if we play the style of game that we want." Black said.

REALLY???

Does Coach Black have the cattle at his disposal?

Where is the local player development/opportunities at this level?

Does Willetton MSBL Program have a 'culture' problem?

Where to from here for the Willetton Tigers after promising so much and delivering so little over the past three (3) seasons?

Interested in your thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where to from here for the Willetton Tigers after promising so much and delivering so little over the past three (3) seasons?

2016 - 3rd overall regular season
2017 - 1st overall regular season - lose Semi Final to eventual Champions

How can anyone say Willetton have delivered so little? All it proves is that in order to win the whole thing, a LOT needs to go right.

If you're going to target Willetton, I suggest you also take aim at:
Geraldton
Goldfields
East Perth
Lakeside
Kalamunda
Mandurah
Perry Lakes
Rockingham
South West
Stirling

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Phil Jackson's Ring  
Earlier this year

Perhaps the past three years is being unfair however one MSBL title in 30-years is not a great return for such a large association that is pretty dominant at the junior level.

I agree a LOT needs to go right however Andy Stewart proved it can be achieved consistently with the right game plan, recruiting, culture, etc.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Heard Voelkel has a lady in Bunbury

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Whats up with the division 1 finals fixtures? Its all wrong according to the 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5 format.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In regards to Willetton... has anyone noticed coach Black's brother routinely plays either the most or close to the most minutes week in week out?...

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Lukosius  
Earlier this year

Re Div1 Finals - The fixtures are correct. Ignore what the standings say as the standings will rank teams (with the same records) by for/against percentage, which is not right.

Officially the actual tiebreakers are determined by head-to-heads between the tied teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WTF is Div 1?

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Lukosius  
Earlier this year

SBL Division One

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What is it? Juniors?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Formerly DLeague. It's been D1 for 2 years now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Everyone still calls it D-League. SBL Div 1 still sits under the WABL banner

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That makes sense now, thanks.

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GMoney  
Earlier this year

Willetton clearly need to find a path to a rim/paint protector for next season, have battled as an undersized team from the jump - it hasn't worked.

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Combo  
Earlier this year

Willo need to get back Garbellini, Shervill and Cummings.

That once dominant u18s group under Clarkey had the potential to be a dynasty.... Hopefully Cody makes a return in 2019.

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Phil Jackson's Ring  
Earlier this year

The pertinent question is...

Why did Garbellini, Shervill, Cummings & Co. leave the club in the first place?

...And are they ever likely to return?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Buckley's chance I'd say...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All those boys left because when Black Sr took over and brought in Easley, Scott, Armour and Davis, he told the youngsters that they would struggle to get court time. Which was probably fair, given the roster.

They followed McCormick to Lightning.

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Phil Jackson's Ring  
Earlier this year

That right there is an outcome focus at the expense of process resulting in short term gain and long term pain for the club.

I guess it is still a work in progress however it doesn't send a great message to other Willetton juniors coming through the system...

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Black cares about Black .. End of story
Nepotism alive and well and living at Willetton

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who is the most under-rated role player in the league?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

MOST UNDER RATED PLAYERS

matt wunderbeg - buccs
rhys Maxwell - wolves

bree klasztorny - magic
ellyce inronmonger - wolves


MOST OVER-RATED

kyle armour - tigers
chadier pal - magic

janee Johnson - stirling
sam roscoe - lightning.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pal seems to have lost the desire somewhere along the season. I said it at the start of the season that he would struggle once teams realize they don't have any pure shooters. That’s what you get when you chase the $$ instead of going to a team that complements your strengths.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Makes sense. You simply don't just start the season with 5+ high scoring double doubles then fizzle out.
Also heard he’s injury prone

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't we all just love a lil debate about Pal. Here’s my take.
13 & 10 on 55% shooting is not bad. He’s only overrated because a specimen like him is expected to absolutely tear it up. The couple of games I’ve watched him play this year he was relentless on the boards in one and pedestrian in the other. Interesting prospect nevertheless.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Chudier had huge season when he come back to the league under coach Utley.
Exceeded all expectations, so the bar was obviously set on the back of that season expecting him to continue to grow and improve.


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Spectator  
Earlier this year

Pal's cause would be helped if he got to see the ball in scoring position more consistently. Only the imports shoot for that team it seems.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pal can't avg more points if he doesn’t ever get the ball. Those imports play pass the parcel with each other.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

U got to demand that ball!
Your 6ft 11.
Give me that god dam basketball.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hes only ever been in good enough shape for one season.. that one season that he ended up with the Wildcats. And the cats media kept repeating that he needs to be in shape to get an NBL lookin.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

under rated / over rated... Any idea on where one can find these ratings?

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Bob  
Earlier this year

If you know Pal, you might have heard him talk about an open kidney surgery he's had. Sounds like it just flares up on him and affects his ability to perform at his best. No one knows his situation for sure, but injuries can make even the greatest players ordinary

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Bob  
Earlier this year

Utley was also a great coach who knows how to use his players at their best

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Nope  
Earlier this year

Hey Bob, you had some credibility....

And then it was goooooneeeeeeee

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Anon  
Earlier this year

^^^. Hahaha.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perry Lakes are legit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

f**k the Wolves. Carn the Hawks!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

38 points for my boy J.Holmen

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WOLFPACK

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Mandurah just don't know how to use him. He was giving us the most trouble tonight but Trahair felt the need to keep him on the bench. He looked fine to me motor wise too. Must be frustrating playing down there and he should come play with a real team next season. He would definitely work well with shooters as he is definitely a willing passer.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

another triple double for Voelkel, near triple double for Purser. 10 in a row for the boys in blue now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tiglets pulling some good wins together. Cody to return from Croatia in the best form of his life. I've heard he’s on a wellness retreat in Hvar.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Suns by 53, are they sending a statement?

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Spectator  
Earlier this year

The statement would be that Mandurah don't belong in the SBL. That team wouldn’t even win Division 1. It’s little wonder why they struggle with getting a crowd when they cop this type of humiliating loss. It’s been blowout loss after blowout loss pretty much all year.

Maybe they should be relegated to Division 1’for at least next 2 seasons.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

2 weeks left time to look at the award winners for the season

MVP - Gavin Field, the Holman effect in 2017, best player by a mile on the worst team.
Does he get enough votes. If not Billups will.

MIP - Justin Beard, has been a shining light on the veteran flames team. Playing above his age.

COY - Matt Parsons, the Hawks are flying, Ten game win streak. After some early seasons wobbles they look very dangerous. Big improvers on last season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

First time seeing him this season but G4H is an angry man he was out trying to hurt someone with his "screens" and "boxing out" last night. And then every time he looked at a referee it looked as if he was about to murder them. I bet he felt abit silly when after the game the Redbacks handed him a donation for his charity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Micheal garbs lost the lakeside game for them
Why is he in there
He obviously doesn't know how to handle a ball
#tradehimtothejurienbayteam

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Virgin 2  
Earlier this year

MVP of the league easily melushi mayonnaise
Runner up sam koortis

Starting five all star

PG: KALE AILET
SG: KOOPER HIMULTEN
SF: JACK MACKDONALDO
PF: ROWEN MWKENZIE
C: IZAC GETERNa

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Joondalups biggest fan  
Earlier this year

i love the wolfpack, oh wait, im lost my virginity

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Kalimunda Eastern Suns  
Earlier this year

hey guys, we play the best basketball in the league

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Respected opinion  
Earlier this year

bailey cole-heath is the most under rated point gaurd in the sbl what the heck is parsons doing playing anyone else ??!!??!? Absolute joke

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^*sigh*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I hope those Perry Lakes players get suspended. Absolute rubbish.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mandurah had a bad game for sure and were not up to the mark.
if you ask any mens coach in the S.B.L they will tell you that Mandurah are a dangerous team and for most of the year have been doing well.
there fixturing is a discrace as they are know going to play there 4th double header in a row . would love to see the response if it was the hawks,wolves or tigers with this draw - cmon buccs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where was combo last week :-(

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ray Evans should walk into coach of the year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bball

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would love to see what a coach like Daniels or Parsons would do with that Gero squad. It's absolutely stacked. Both those coaches mentioned have taken last seasons 8 and 9th team and turned them into teams capable of beating any team in the league. PL have beaten every team above them on the ladder. If it wasn’t forbidden their issues early with their imports etc they have have been in 2nd or third

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Gero is stacked Evans has done a great job but any coach in the league would have a good chance with that team.

Parsons is deserved he's changed the culture at Perry lakes and moved them from continuously struggling to make that 8th spot to a team worthy of a championship.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth & Bucc's both are stacked.
Looks like they will avoid each other until the GF.

Wolves doing very well with what they have.
Hawks building nicely.

Bucc's just have this huge question mark over them come finals.

Should be interesting finish.

Even Senators on their night can cause some issues.


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Combo  
Earlier this year

What a week its been in the WSBL.

Teams are scrambling for their playoff seedings and beware the sleeping giant and the reigning champions Perry Lakes Hawks.

Stirling kept a playoff birth alive with a 72-69 win over Flames. Stirling taking advantage of a Harrison less Flames with Jas Martin dropping 24 points in the upset.

Perry lakes keep their season alive and a possible move to 6th and a big win over Suns. Farnworth dominant with 29 points in the upset win. Suns are looking shakey in the run to finals and need more out of Edwards in the run home.

Stirling then completed a great double header weekend beating Magic 81-77.

The Run home

1st Lakeside 19 W 1 L... Rocko (A), EP (H), bye.
Have locked in home court, Real test this week in a GF preview.

2nd Perth 16 W 5 L… EP (A).
Could fall to 3rd on H2H with Rocko if Rocko beat Lakeside.

3rd Flames 14 W 5 L Lakeside (H), Wolves (A), Cougars (H).
Can move to 2nd with 3 wins, can't drop below 3rd.

4th Suns 13 W 7 L… Tigers (H), Slammers (A).
Cant fall below 5th big game v tigers that will lock in top 4. Need to beat tigers by 11 or more.

5th Tigers 12 W 8 L… Suns (A), Hawks(H)..
Last 2 games tough, cant drop below 5th.

6th Magic 9 W 11 L… Cockburn (A).
Will finish with 10 wins. Have H2H over hawks. Hawks have to get 2 wins to drop them.

7th Hawks 9 W 11 L… Tigers (A), Senators (A)
On a 3 game win streak, Gabby O back running point, Beware. Could move to 6th with 2 wins.

8th Senators 9 W 11 L … slammers (A), Hawks (H)
have 8th place locked up on less they lose both and slammers win both.. unlikely. Have H2H by 16 on Slammers.

9th Slammers 8 W 12 L… Senators(H), Suns(H)
Have to win both games to make it. Beat Senators by 17 or more and then Suns, both games at home!

We can potentially see Magic, Hawks and Senators finish in a 3 Way tie with 10 wins which will eliminate the head to head rule. It then goes back to season For/Agst percentage. The 3 teams currently only have a 4% margin between them.

Predicted Finals

Lakeside 21-1 v Senators 10-12
Perth 17-5 v Hawks 10-12
Flames 16-6 v Magic 10-12
Suns 15-7 v Tigers 13-9

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

My understanding is a three way tie is separated by record between the three teams, if all are 1-1 then percentage in these games between the three teams and then only if this was identical then overall season percentage is used.

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Spectator  
Earlier this year

If it was the Hawks, Wolves or Tigers playing 4 doubleheader's in a row they would win the great majority of the games and be happy for the stern test heading into playoffs. What they wouldn’t do is use that fixturing as an excuse for being pounded by 50+ on their home court. That’s why they are amongst the best teams, don’t forget your team would’ve had many home games in succession to. Each team plays 12 home and 12 always games.. go figure!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the city boys would sook it up for sure if they had 4 double headers.
cmon buccs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Magic import could win MVP.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's not the NBA. It’s SBL. You get a 5 day rest between double headers... FFS.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All teams are given the chance for comment when draft fixtures are sent out. 7 versions were sent this year, Mandurah would have had the chance to dispute the double headers, clearly have no problem with it.

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Combo  
Earlier this year

WSBL Round 19 Game of the Week *Lakeside @ Rockingham*

Well the match we have all been waiting for, a possible grand final match up. Last time these two teams met was in round 5 with Lakeside winning 102-82. Rockingham missing both imports in the Loss.

A lot has changed since then as Lightning have gone on to destroy the competition on 8 and 11 game win streaks. Rocko has reformed its run and gun style of play similar to their championship winning years.

Matchup:
PG: Byrnes (10ppg, 4apg) v Bourne (12ppg, 5rpg)
Both lead their teams on and off the court, Bourne the driving threat with Byrnes the defensive stopper who can hit the open 3.

SG: Swaggmeyer (23ppg, 7rpg) v LLoyd (22ppg, 8rpg)
Wow what a match up, both players are tough. Swags the reigning MVP, still in MVP form this season and can turn a game in 90 second bursts (ask Suns). Lloyd is the tough brawler who punishes teams in trans and can get to rack at will.

SF: Fipps (22ppg, 5rpg) v English (4ppg). English may well go to Swags as the defensive stopper with Lloyd to Fipps. Fipps has been in stellar form this season from range (35%) or attacking the paint.

PF: Grant (13ppg, 9 rebs) v Harrison (18ppg, 5 rebs). Lakesides twin towers have size advantage at the PF spot but Harrison in Petricks small ball system can burn bigger 4s off the park, interesting styles here. Grant in good form from range at 37%.

C: Roscoe (9ppg, 5 rebs) v Allen (13ppg, 10.5rpg). Allen has had a great first year of SBL, a dominant defensive force she controls the paint for this team. Last week she had 8 blocks in the win. Roscoe has the range to drag out Allen and allow drivers to do their job. If Allen can stay on the floor this will keep the flames in the game as they don't have a back up big.

Outcome:
Tough to call with Rocko at home and big crowd expected. Rocko can finish 2nd if they can get this win. Both teams have a good bench support. Lakeside have form and will want to make a statement in lead up to finals. Question marks on Bourne playing in this one. No team has slowed both Fipps and Swags and Rocko will rely on keeping one of them under 15 points.
Lakeside to go into the hot house and secure their 20th win of the season. Lakeside by 8.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where are the men's previews?

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ACBD  
Earlier this year

Possible grand final rematch, Flames by 8 at home. Don't anybody sleep on the Magic or the Hawks, last year's grand finalists could make some noise yet!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Bourne is out, Lakeside by plenty. Petrick has to kill Mansfield for Flames to have a chance, Lakeside way too good on paper without Bourne.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sunday Dech suiting up for Flames this weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^huh? Why? What's the point?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the point is they are trying to secure a playoff spot and sunday dech will bolster that team significantly.
full credit to rockingham . they have that stadium rocking and packed on game night they are bringing in quality players to watch in both men and womens comp and are doing things a little differently then the norm .that's why !!

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Club of the captains  
Earlier this year

Is Sunday Dech to the Flames 100% confirmed? May have to get down to Wanneroo to watch that game on Saturday

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Trian Iliadis building...

Tri of life.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rocko this year has done an amazing job off court and trying everything on court within there reach - huge game with Dech playing this weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dech was spotted as BBC training with the Wildcats yesterday. Good on him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^Dech spotted as BBC, interesting.....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SBL Division 1 Predictions?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks to win both

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WOLFPACK

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joondalup Men to Win Div 1, with Suns being a darkhorse.

Perry Lakes Women to Win Div 1, with Willeton being a darkhorse.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

On the topic of division 1, who wins MVP? My vote goes to duk mukuei from mandurah

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BLACKED.com  
Earlier this year

Dech mos def got a BBC

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joondalup Men and Perry Lakes Women

Sam Curtis and Madison Hooper

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure you mean serm koooortis

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Sam Curtis  
Earlier this year

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A Pimp Named Slickback  
Earlier this year

Gavin Field with a handy 44 pts in the first half at Cockburn...

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Only finishing with 60 seems pretty poor, then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks with a huge comeback win against Willo. Down 24 at the half and end up winning by 3.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

11 in a row and counting for the boys in blue and white! Holman was massive again. Great comeback

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Spectator  
Earlier this year

60 points is huge in any league.. even against Mandurah!

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Gav delivers an amazing individual performance

Wolves extinguish Flames, Hire looked really dejected

Perry Lakes continue massive run home


SBL basketball is alive and well folks!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol dejected? So he was sad his team lost? Yeah no kidding

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Spectator  
Earlier this year

60 points must be a record for a 40 min game in this league? On points per minute basis it's as good as dropping 72 in a 48 min game. Also a 44 point half in 20 min half equates to 53 in a 24 min half.. wow!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks and Lakeside in WSBL D1 Final
Eastern Suns and likely Hawks in the Men

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think Nichols had 60 a year or two ago in the 40 min game.. but yes that would for sure be the 40 min record in the SBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wonder what Parsons said to the Perry Lakes boys at half time to get that massive turn around

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Suns vs Wolves in Men's D1 final. Hawks choked in the second half of the fourth quarter, while the Wolves started hitting wide open 3s

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mens D1 Final will be a thriller. Definitely want to be there this weekend.

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

One week left! All 8 teams now locked in, just depends on results next weekend to sort out final ladder positions. Important things to note:

* Irrespective of results next week, the Top 4 is a lock in that order with Perth having the H2H over the Hawks
* Willetton have to win in Gero to have a chance at finishing higher than 7th. If the Tigers lose and the Flames win, Rocko will finish 7th as they have the H2H vs the Tigers
* If the Tigers pull off the upset in the Midwest, it gets very interesting for 5-7 on the ladder.
- Stirling has the H2H over Lakeside
- Lakeside has the H2H over Willo
- Willo has the H2H over Stirling

Mini-Ladder if Senators and Lightning lose and Tigers win (For vs Against for games between the 3 teams)

5th. Lakeside F:393 A:365 (+28)
6th. Stirling F:371 A:364 (+7)
7th. Willetton F:366 A:398 (-32)


How it will all play out:

Buccs - Guaranteed to finish 1st. If they beat Willo next week, will play the Tigers in the Quarter Finals so long as the Flames beat the Cougars in Rockingham on Friday. If the Tigers win next week and both Stirling and Lakeside lose, then it goes to a 3-way mini ladder between those three teams If the Flames lose to Cockburn, they can only finish 8th and will face Gero in the Quarters

Wolves - Locked in for 2nd. Outside of an unlikely upset in Gero, will more than likely play Willo in the Quarters

Redbacks - Guaranteed 3rd. Defending champs get home court advantage for the Quarters. Will more than likely either play the Senators or Lightning in the first round.

Hawks - Lock in for 4th. The form team of the comp atm riding an 11 game winning streak. Will face the Senators next weekend. If they win that and the Lightning win in Kalgoorlie, the Hawks will face the Lightning in the Quarters. If they lose and the Lightning lose to the Giants (Assuming Willo lose in Gero also), the Hawks will face Stirling in the Quarters.

How I think it will end up:

Buccs
Wolves
Redbacks
Hawks
Lightning
Senators
Flames
Tigers

QF1 Buccs vs Tigers
QF2 Wolves vs Flames
QF3 Redbacks vs Senators
QF4 Hawks vs Lightning

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

Wolves will more than likely play Flames not Tigers that should read

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Slammers will be a legit contender next season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Import, Brian, Durnin, Import, Clive

Lay, Richo, Leary, Harper, O'Neill, England, Sopolinski

Woods, Marinovich

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Slammers were legit contenders the past two seasons and will be next season if they get another coach. What the only reason why they didn't make playoffs this year? Pretty obvious if u ask me

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Bruce becomes an Aussie, look out league

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Genuine question here. What are the rules re div1 players playing sbl? Is it that you can only play in one or the other each week or what?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Div 1 WABL?

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Genuine question here. What are the rules re div1 players playing sbl? Is it that you can only play in one or the other each week or what?
SBL starters are ineligible, bench players are fine.

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Combo  
Earlier this year

WSBL Power Rankings

One week to go and this year the finals matchups come down to a couple of games.

1. Lightning 21-1.
They powered through the regular season going undefeated on the road, a first since the early 2000's. In form and injury free, Mansfield has this team hungry for a title.

2. Redbacks 16-5.
They will stay 2nd and welcome the return of Standish. Dyer coming into form at the right time of the season. Clear second seed. Have eagles to close out the season.

3. Flames 15-6.
Will stay 3rd. Got blown out in the first quarter against Lightning but fought back behind the steller play of LLoyd in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The team will be without Bourne for the rest of the season which is a massive loss. But Petrick performs best in adversity and they still have some of the best talent on the court. Cougars in last round

4. Tigers 14-8.
Had big wins over Suns and Hawks to steal 4th seed last round. The team is in form and Parker how much home court can help this time of year. Can they win with one big is the question.

5. Suns 13-8. Locked in 5th. Form of Jewel Williams had given this team a solid 4th scoring option. Still a talented starting unit that will give Willetton a tough QF match up. The season matchup being 1-1.

6. Magic 10-11. Will Stay 6th with a game in hand and H2H over Hawks. Final game of the season v Wanneroo. This is a dangerous team. Palusna is in read hot form as possibly the best big in the league, add in the form of Brown and Milo now back this team knows what to do to make it back to the GF. Rocko certainly wont have any easy 3 v 6 matchup here.

7. Hawks 9-12. It all comes down to a couple of possibilities. If Slammers win on Friday v Suns (at home) and Stirling beat Hawks they they are out of the finals race. A Slammers loss will mean PL will be 7th or 8th depending on the game v Stirling.

8. Senators 9-12. Stirling has the H2H over Slammers so it comes down the their game v PL to decide if they finish 7th or 8th.

9. Slammers 9-12. They must win at home v Suns to play finals. Simple equation. Cant finish higher than 8th. That margin of loss v PL at Bendat in round 16 has come back to haunt a bit. Reward a first round match up v Lakeside! Will Suns take it easy in their last round game knowing the result means nothing for them.

I think Slammers will get Suns down at Eaton with too much to play for and a team that matches up pretty well with Suns. Stirling for the win over PL at home to avoid the Lightning.

This would mean the defending champs are not in this years playoffs.

Projected Quarter Finals

Lakeside (1) v Southwest (8)
Perth (2) v Stirling (7)
Rockingham (3) v Mandurah (6)
Willetton (4) v Kalamunda (5)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think will be Buccs V Perth final.

Only in the SBL where u can bring in your 4 or 5 best players from one year to the next and completely transform your team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

slammers women will defeat the Kalamunda suns on Friday night in eaton
suns have no Jessie Edwards this weekend, and look tired and sore on Friday night against the tigers.
this then leaves hawks and senators to play for the last finals position.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where is Edwards? Big loss for them

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DIV 1 rule is that SBL starters cannot play in the immediately following D1 game.

The rule is waived in the Finals series, as all players need to have qualified (i.e played a third of games) anyway. An SBL starter can play this weekend's GF, provided that have played enough games to qualify for D1 Finals. Which means they can't have started SBL games during the year.

Should be a cracker and there was a big crowd last year. Free entry too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

wow DIV 1 final how exciting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Div 1? what is that?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

how do people involved with SBL not know what Div 1 is? We had this discussion a few weeks ago. Div 1 is SBL Division 1, formerly known as WABL D-League. It is for young players on the fringe of the SBL team and SBL bench players.

All 14 MSBL teams have an affiliate Div 1 program, as do all 12 WSBL teams. The Giants also for the first time this year have a Div 1 women's team, so 13 WSBL Div 1 teams in total.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stupid renaming. Why not just call it WABL. SBL Div1 sounds like another semi-pro league below SBL intead of WABL/juniors.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because it sits between SBL and WABL, travels with SBL to regional games, uses SBL players. Really isn't that hard.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

whats SBL D1?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When in metro area when do the D1 teams play? As it's senior women and mem as double header on Fri/Sat nights.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sunday's at a neutral venue

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Surely put the Mens on court 1 and the women on court 2. I understand they are favouring Perry Lakes for the home court, but still the mens contest will attract a bigger crowd, and will be more exciting to watch.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

it's not favouring PL. It's merely if they put the mens game on Court 1 again, the sexist remarks would start circling. They have rotated it. Next year, the mens game will be C1.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

World gone mad.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And this is why having both games on at the same time slot is a terrible idea.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I believe Edwards will be at a music festival on the w-end aka liz cambage.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^
Spectator  
Yesterday
60 points must be a record for a 40 min game in this league? On points per minute basis it's as good as dropping 72 in a 48 min game. Also a 44 point half in 20 min half equates to 53 in a 24 min half.. wow!



44 point half in 20 min half equates to 88 in 40 minute game, so that means Gav dropped 88 points in a 40 game then hey?

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Combo  
Earlier this year

WABL Women's D league Final Preview

Perry Lakes 11 Wins 2 Loss - Minor Premiers
Lakeside 10 Wins 3 Losses - 2nd Place

Matchups (PL named first)

Renkema (12ppg) v T Flynn (6ppg)
Ashby (8ppg) v Duffield (17ppg)
Hooper (15ppg) v Waight (7ppg)
Green (12.5ppg) C Jacobs (10ppg)
Teasdale (10 ppg) v Green (8ppg)

Both teams have a starting group with players in regular SBL rotations this year.
Perry Lakes led the league in scoring and 5 weapons on the floor, athletic and 3pt threats in Ashby and Hooper. Bella Green is an athletic defender and slasher who will get the job of slowing down scoring machine Paris Duffield. Duffield averaging 3.5 threes per game for Lakeside.

For the Lightning the success of their WSBL program has trickled down into the D league with the same structure and rules providing the same success this year. They are boosted by the inclusion of twins Amy and Claire Jacobs who cover the injury to Lizel Buckley.

This will be a run and gun game as neither team wants to play in the half court. Both teams have one true big, both can stretch the floor.

Lakeside need to control the glass as Ashby, Green and Teasdale crash the offensive end. Perry lakes will need to slow the lightning's running game and lock down Duffield on the break.

Lakeside have the edge in bench depth with scorer Amy Jacobs and Jae Flynn coming in.

Prediction: Lakeside to take home the first trophy of 2018 by 14 points with C Jacobs Finals MVP.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Do you realise it's been at the same time...FOREVER. Lol. This isn’t something new. wait til WABL Finals...you’ll have a field day with all the clashes there...

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Why have King & Knowles not played for the Suns WSBL in the last few weeks? They were playing handy contributions off the bench before Edwards started back.

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Truth  
Earlier this year

King is in Europe Knowles had ACL surgery.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Random would like your thoughts on Rocko bringing in Dech last wekeend just to help them qualify for finals?

Not confident that the local guys who have done so well all year could get the job done?





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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Me again.
Not having a dig mate but would love to know the thinking behind it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

with only the one round left in both S.B.L and W.S.B.L .
can some-one please tell me what the statistical awards are.
for example is it the most rebounds overall or the highest average
is it the most points or highest average.
there seems to be some tight finishes coming up in both competitions.

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

If the opportunity is there I say why not. Great addition who can share his college experience with our young squad. Considering since Josh went down we've essentially had a 7 man rotation, its good to give our boys a bit more rest prior to the Finals.

I understand people saying why when he wont play finals, but i think given before last weekend we had to win two games to qualify then it makes sense from a security side of things. Sammy backs our younger brigade seeing he's coached alot of them for most of their wabl careers, having Sunday is more an insurance thing more than anything else IMO

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DIV 1 league.
Sounds great.

Would the best DIV 1 team be competitive in the SBL?

Make top 4 or top 8?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No. The Div 1 best team wouldn't be any better than the best team at one of the better social league comps such as Lakeside or Bendat

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What about SBL DL??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ give it a rest , find something useful to do

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

After watching a few of Willetons live streams the last few weeks I thought I'd check out Hawks TV.
What a great initiative by Parsons it gives a great insight into behind the scenes that most of us don’t get to see
A greater appreciation of Parsons as a coach after watching these and can only hope that some other coaches open the doors to their inner sanctum next season for SBL fans

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^thanks for your input parsons

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anyone else cringe when holmen said he is ready to die tonight?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

YES!

But I did like almost everything else Holmen said and did and the short films have a great feel to them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perry Lakes have definitely changed for the better over the last two seasons. The professionalism and structures put in place has been a breath of fresh air for the club. The SBL in general has had a bunch of club led initiatives start to increase the leagues profile. The live game stream from Willo are fantastic. Travis's radio show is great. The league as a whole is on an upward swing. Hopefully the league will look to up the "salary cap" a little to maybe try and entice some of the better imports around the place to really look at the league as a viable place to play. B

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agree with above.

Just wish we could spread the top level/NBL fringe talent to the Mandurah's of the league.

They really struggling atm.
Couple 50pt loses and letting someone go for 60pts in last 2 weeks.

They need help.

priority pick??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sure, lets up the salary cap so clubs can waste even more money (which will probably lead to me paying more for my son's WABL fees etc.), great idea!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So you don't want your club and the league to have a better product and players available because you are too cheap to pay for your kids WABL fees? Yeah seems about right. You know your kid doesn’t have to play WABL right? There are just social leagues they could play. Oh wait you want him/her to aspire to playing on the next level but can’t get your head around that the next level needs to be of a higher standard to benefit your child. More money means more quality players/coaches/training programs can be implemented. But no I’m gonna sit back and whinge about WABL fees.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Sure, lets up the salary cap so clubs can waste even more money (which will probably lead to me paying more for my son's WABL fees etc.), great idea!!"

Newsflash: it's not all about you!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

We have the same problem in our club where (some) members of the board etc don't see SBL as the priority "it's about developing junior programs" - I don't get it. Aren't we trying to build these kids up to play SBL one day? Why else are they there? Fun? Go play domestic.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RE; "No. The Div 1 best team wouldn't be any better than the best team at one of the better social league comps such as Lakeside or Bendat"

Disagree. The top 2 Div 1 teams (Joondalup, Suns) would be likely to beat the bottom half of the SBL pool.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^so the suns DL team would be the suns SBL team? Yah great thinking genius

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ absolute rubbish they are the bench sbl players (some are not even bench sbl as they are in the sbl squad but dont suit up) who make up div 1 teams

They wouldn't beat any sbl team with their imports

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think the best DIV 1 teams should be competitive with Buccs/redbacks etc but cant see them winning, no way!
Maybe get with in 10pts.

They should beat majority of other teams, and be on par with bottom 8 teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^^^^

On par with the bottom teams in the top 8 that should read.

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Combo  
Earlier this year

WSBL Award Winners - Projections 2018

MVP: Ali Swaggmeyer Lakeside Lightning - 22.8ppg 7.6rpg 4.5 apg

The league MVP will go back to back in 2018. Swags leads the 21-1 Lightning to its best ever regular season scoring over 20 in 16 of 22 games. Noting the win total and the fact that she would place top 3 in nearly every vote, the trophy is hers.

Runner up: Anita Brown Mandurah Magic - 24ppg 6.7rpg. Had a monster 2nd half of the season averaging 28ppg is it enough?

COTY: Craig Mansfield Lakeside Lightning. 22-1 record, beating every team twice except a 6 point loss to Redbacks. 1st in scoring at 90ppg.

Runner Up: Tom Knowles: 13-8 7 game win improvement in 2018.

Most Improved: Tayah Burrows Southwest Slammers - 12ppg 4rpg.
Moving into the starting role post u18 nationals Tayah has seen her averages near triple from 4.8ppg to 12 in 2018. Scoring in double figure in 10 games.

Runner Up: Eryn Fisher East Perth Eagles - 12.1 ppg 7.5rpg. The powerhouse forward logged a lot of minutes in 2018 doubling her scoring and rebounding totals.

ROTY: Emma Clarke Perry Lakes - 9.5ppg 5 rebs. The former AIS graduate returned to her home club this season and quickly showed her value as a mobile forward. Now off to college in 2019.

Runner Up: Tayla Hepburn Willetton Tigers - 9.6ppg 3 rebs in 8 games. Hepburn returned home from college to be picked up by the tigers to bolster their big stocks. Hasn't finished the season but will be a solid SBL starter for many years.

ALL STAR 5

PG: Ali Swaggmeyer- Lightning 22.8ppg 7.6rpg 4.5 apg
SG: Anita Brown - Magic 24ppg 6.7rpg
SF; Alex Ciabattoni - Suns 20ppg 9 rebs 5.5 apg
PF: Kisha Lee- Cougars 23ppg 10 rebs
C: Kayla Standish - Redbacks 20ppg 9 rebs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

agree with most combo, but your rookies of the year only played 13 and 9 games so cant agree there , plus Clarke played a number of games in sbl 2 seasons ago

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Just wish we could spread the top level/NBL fringe talent to the Mandurah's of the league.

They really struggling atm.
Couple 50pt loses and letting someone go for 60pts in last 2 weeks.

They need help.“

Nah.. that's because of the fixturing LOL

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WSBL

combo I agree with your MVP - prediction with schagmeyer however both fipps and grant will take votes from her.- look at last weekend with ash grant, also fipps has had a lot of 20+ games.
they have won enough games for schags to get over the line.
brown is the obvious danger with no-one stealing votes from her except maybe palusna over the last 4-6 rounds , I don't think the magic have won enough games however ? Standish will be in calculations as well.

1. schagmeyer
2. Standish
3. brown

roughie- jennie rintala


combo I agree with all but one of your all-star 5 selections - rintala in for Keisha lee.

Mansfield definite coach of the year with only the 1-loss.

1. Mansfield
2. Knowles
3. nix.

im not sure how the other awards work with rookie of the year and most improved and what the guide lines are but these 4 girls need to be in conversation

jewel Williams
izzy miotti
jess jakens.
Carla drennan






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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

jess jakens been whooping azz for years, where you been?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

jess jakens been whooping ass for years, where you been?

we are talking about the most improved , because under the guidance of Charles nix she is back to playing to her ability.

jess has been In la la la land for the past 2 seasons - probably with you my friend

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

For what its worth...

Women's MVP - Brown (Magic) Whilst I think Schwags is phenomenal, as outlined above I think Fipps & Grant will both take too many votes off of Ali over the course of the season. Brown on the other hand has played somewhat of a lone hand down there and apart from Palusna the last couple of weeks and the odd game or two from Milo at the beginning of the season, she will poll regularly in every game

Women's MIP - Williams (Suns) Has come on in leaps and bounds this season, with the increased court time from Coach Knowles being rewarded with her output drastically improving also.

WSBL First Team

(1) Schwagmeyer
(2) Brown
(3) Ciabattoni
(4) Lee
(5) Standish

Women's Grand Final - Lakeside vs Rockingham... Can the Flames figure out how to beat Mansfield's stellar 5-out offense is the big question.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^we are talking about the most improved , because under the guidance of Charles nix she is back to playing to her ability.

being back isn't the same as being improved, not even in la la land turkey

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

anyone else think the SBL is pretty neglected? For example, the past champions list on the website hasn't been properly updated since 2013, same with the awards history page

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm blown away how neglected the men's SBL is in this thread with all these in depth analyses of the women's league only!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hahaha mate don't bite.
They are trolling.

You honestly think people are seriously talking about the WSBL like this.

classic.



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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No, actually, I don't. I know it's just a preview but I'm surprised at them. Not knocking the effort but it is surprising.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^
one person writes the WSBL previews and that starts the discussion, you could always be that one person who writes SBL previews

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Isnt that what random does?

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

All the garbage that fills the SBL threads, and some rare constructive basketball-related discussion gets dismissed as trolling?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trust me I would but I don't follow SBL enough week by week to be able to writeup a preview of the men's side.

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R@nD0m  
Earlier this year

So the first QF matchup is set after the Flames go down at home to the Cougars, meaning they will now take on the Buccs in the first round of the Finals, with Game 1 to be at Mike Barnett next week with a Women's & Men's double header. Stirling, Lakeside & Willetton to determine their QF opponents with results from tonight's games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh well at least rockingham supporters will get to watch the womens team in round 2 of the finals. Greg should buy the boys new fishing gear now while BCF have a sale

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Can Rocko afford a Gero trip?

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Rocko Born & Bred  
Earlier this year

Come down to rocko next week and ask that question mate. We'll even give your car a pimp my ride upgrade rocko style to assist the boys in paying for the trip up to the midwest. We currently have over 80 sponsors with the club, your club probably struggles for 20% that amount - A$$clown

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cody Ellis has been poor this season. Terrible night for the Senators - final scoreline was flattering. 12 in a row to finish the season for the Hawks. Hot favs for finals

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

How about Travis Durnin last night? 45 points and 18 rebounds.. great young player there!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And a few cones

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Rocko Born & Inbred  
Earlier this year

Yeh! - what my brother just said!!

(who is also my Mum's boyfriend)

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stirling men were anaemic last night. They need a style of play that fits their personnel and right now they are playing a style which suits slow and big lineups. Play small ball when u got a small ball lineup quite simply.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the Senators made Carlwell look good last night. Ellis and Davis are not spot up 3-pointer shooters, yet that was their game plan. Ellis surely wont be back in the NBL again

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How has Mike Ellis not won a championship let alone made a GF with his teams over the last 3-4 years?! It's beyond me.

Wild
Naymick
King
Anshila
Cooperwood
Lindeberg
Mastrovich
Ellis
Wroe
Vague
Davis

...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mike Ellis wasn't even coaching last night

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stirling is just a dumpster fire all round. They were the top association pre-SBL, but have since won just one title (a women's championship) in the 90s.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Dumpster fire that pays kids from other clubs to come across to their club just to qualify for u14 nationals. Absolute joke and the fact basketball wa has done nothing about it is even worse. Mr nipps and the stirling board should hang their head in shame

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So let me get this straight - they refused to pay senior SBL players (who left for Wolves) yet pay juniors? hahahahaha what a joke

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

(Mod: Legally questionable.)

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Paul  
Earlier this year

Wow that degenerate really quickly. Some disgruntled people out there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That isnt paying them!
Waving fees and paying is completely different.

Anyway agree Senators MSBL team is a joke for the talent they have.
Ellis looks like he goes at abt 20% just jacking 3's the whole game, he hits a couple every now and then and thinks he is a good 3pt shooter.
If Im the opposition Im happy he shooter from the arc!

Serious Serious underachievers!!


Durnin is MIP for mens without a shadow of a a doubt!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Senators had just paid their young core from back in the day a little bit (they weren't asking for much) they would be in an extremely healthy position. Pure mismanagement.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In a similar vein hows the Giants losing at home to a Lightning team with no imports.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't go and make it out like Cody Ellis and all these so called NBL players don't try when they play in the SBL. How pathetic. Hawks played great defence when they had to and that Caleb Davis is sub par at best. Nothing special at all.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Anyone got time and date for Perth Redbacks v Stirling series?

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Koberulz is right (sometimes), there is a lot of anonymous crap in this thread.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't go and make it out like Cody Ellis and all these so called NBL players don't try when they play in the SBL. How pathetic. Hawks played great defence when they had to and that Caleb Davis is sub par at best. Nothing special at all

++++++++++

Yeah but u have Cody who is what 6'8 shooting 58% of his shots from behind the arc!
Come on he should be dominating the SBL.
Get to the rim son! Get to the rim!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's why Hawks NBL owner basically told Bevo to bench him, he was sick of crap like that.

So what are the QF matchups?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Redbacks $1.90
Buccaneers $3.00
Hawks - $4.50
Wolves - $6.00
Lightning - $11.00
Tigers - $15.00
Senators - $21.00
Flames - $51.00

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Buccs v Hawks GF

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You will get very good odds for that!!!

Considering they can only meet in the Semi's!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love the Stirling juniors BS. no proof, all heresay. And they want BWA to act on...a rumour.

Anyway, I heard Nic Cody is ready for Finals basketball, travelled with the team to Geraldton but was on ice. Dropped 64 in their B grade comp last week at Willetton (don't have an A grade).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

lol @ #698767 - I'll go Hawks vs Wolves

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When do all star 5 and all defensive 5 teams get released?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Awards night

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SBL MVP VOTING

Each coach does 3-2-1 as does the umpires.
So total 9 votes up for grabs.

Whats stopping a coach giving his players 3-2-1 every week and none to the opposition players?
Floored system.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flawed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Absolutely nothing stops coaches doing that. In fact a lot of the coaches palm this off to their assistants.. who feel less responsibility to vote responsibly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flawed.
No

Floored - The system is low level.

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