WSBL 2019 Box Score Analysis
Mandurah at Lakeside - 26-point win for Lakeside. An even first half but Lakeside powered away in the second. Lakeside; all starters with 10 or more points, +20 points in the paint but rebounded less than 19% of their missed FGAs. Mandurah; had 12 more FGAs than Lakeside but only made 25% of their shots on the night.
Joondalup at Perry Lakes - 3-point win for Joondalup. Joondalup with the upper hand for most of the game, getting out to a 10-point lead early in the third quarter. Perry Lakes tied the game with about three minutes left and had a shot to do the same in the dying seconds. Joondalup; +14 points in the paint but made only 57% of their FTAs. Perry Lakes; made 81% of their FTAs but only took 11 compared to Joondalup's 19, +6 TOs costly in a tight game.
Willetton at Cockburn - 6-point win for Cockburn. Willetton never in front, down by 16 points near the midway mark of the fourth quarter. Cockburn; nearly half of their FGAs taken from 3-point range (making 37% of them), made only nine FGAs from inside the arc, +17 TOs. Willetton; 19 steals for the game, +22 points in the paint, had 24 more FGAs than Cockburn but made only 20% from long-range.
East Perth at South West – 22-point win for South West. East Perth never in front, South West powered away from early in the second quarter to early in the third. South West; 28 assists on 33 made FGAs, 15 steals for the game, rebounded nearly 38% of their missed FGAs and more than 77% of East Perth’s misses. East Perth; +9 points from the bench, 16 FTAs (11 less than South West and making only 43% of them).
Warwick at Perth – 12-point win for Warwick. Perth did well (leading by as many as eight points) until a 12-0 run by Warwick in the last three minutes of the second quarter. Warwick; +32 points in the paint, led by 20 points in the fourth quarter after a 14-0 run. Perth; 21 assists on 27 made FGAs, making only 34% of their FGAs from inside the arc not enough in the face of Stirling’s 48% accuracy.
Kalamunda at Mandurah (0-1) – 2-point win by Mandurah. Kalamunda did well in the first half (getting out to a 12-point lead near the halfway mark of the second quarter). In an arm-wrestle, Mandurah earned an 11-point lead early in the last quarter before Kalamunda levelled the scores with less than three minutes left. A last gasp shot to win the game by Kalamunda was unsuccessful. Mandurah (out – Halleen, in – Bassett-Scarfe); +18 points in the paint, efficient from inside the arc (making 50%) but not so from long-range (making only 1 of their 18 attempts). Kalamunda; had 10 more FGAs than Mandurah but made only 30% from two-point range.