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NBL 1 West - August 2022

Womens Power Rankings

1. Senators 17-2 continues its dominant form with 20p wins over Cockburn and Lakeside over the weekend. Fiebich in form with a scoring burst v cougars with 22 and the team having 3 double figure scorers. Barr is pushing to be clear in the MVP voting with a massive 42p over lakeside at a 59% clip. Bye - Redbacks to come.

2. Wolves 16-1, lost to COE on the weekend without Ryan and Phillips, were they just rested? Morrell in dominant form in that game. Big game this week v magic on the road in what is a likely a first round finals match up. Have Suns-Magic-eagles.

3. Tigers 15-3, back on a 3 game win streak and beat a desperate flames team by 3 lead by Sharp with 27 and 9 and Kelly with 22 on 7 3's. Tough run with lakeside and Cougars to finish off.

4. Magic 14-4, on a 6 game win streak but were terrible in their last game v Giants with a final score of 49-35. Neither team could hit any shot and it took a 5 min 4th quarter run to close out the game. They will be ready for Wolves coming to town after they got beat on the buzzer in their last meeting. Toeaina v Ryan will be the key to the game. If Magic are legit they need to get this on their home floor which so far they are unbeaten.

5. Cougars, 11-7, lost to Senators and beat Slammers. Tudor needs to find some form. Can they beat the top 4 this year. Still in a one game series if the 3 ball is dropping they are dangerous. Giants -Tigers to come.

6. Lightning, 9-8, lost to Senators despite a strong performance from Hamblin with 25 and 17 and Isenberger with 19. Same question remains can this team defend well enough for a finals run. Hawks-Tigers-Flames to come.

7. Flames, 8-10, on a 6 game losing streak with Redbacks this week to arrest the slide. Were good against tigers pushing them to within 3 points. Team pushed Wolves a few weeks back so can compete when they play 4 quarters. Ortlepp in good form recently with 31p on 7 3's last week.

8. Hawks, 8-10, likely to make playoffs now, if they can land one more win its a lock. lakeside and Suns to come. Two big wins over the weekend with Redbacks and eagles. Clarke with 22 and 27 leading the way.

Live finals Schedule

Wolves v Magic
Senators v Tigers
Cockburn v hawks
Lakeside v Flames

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Camel 90  
Earlier this week

Ryan out for a month is the rumour.

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Woj Bomb  
Earlier this week

NBL 1 Women Power Rankings

What a season this has become where the top 8 can change in the last round of the season. Giants gallant run has come to an end in the race for 8th.

1. Senators 17-2, claimed top seed holding H2H over Wolves. Home court in first 2 rounds. Redbacks this week. Can they be beat?

2. Wolves 17-2, lost Ryan for maybe a month with a grade 2 calf tear. really terrible news for the wolves and the league. An elite talent, may be available for 2nd round as best case. Lost by 23 to magic on the road. Ucich stepping up in scoring with 17. Need Williams to get back to early season form. Locked in 2nd spot.

3. Tigers 15-4, dropped a road game to lakeside by 5 without Gandini. Sharp with 15 and 14. Have Cockburn this week, a loss will drop them to 4th and a first round date with Warwick.

4. Magic 15-4, 7 game win streak and undefeated at home bouncing back from a poor game v Giants to dominant win over Wolves. Yes without Ryan but the leagues number 1 defence has been in form. Little exploded off the bench with 20p in a dominate 12 min run. Can jump to 3rd and get a rematch v wolves.

5. Cougars 12-7, a 4p road win over Giants was well needed especially with Tudor finding some much needed form. If they drop to tigers they still have H2H over Lightning to lock in 5th.

6. Lightning, some big wins over Tigers and Hawks, Hamblin in near unstoppable form and Jones back to her early season levels. Flames this week. Locked in 6th.

7th Flames, word is Ortlepp is gone headed to the AFL and Carlton, missing the finals run. If so a massive loss with no other impact PGs to run the show. A loss to Lightning could drop the team to 11 losses and 8th spot with a 1 point H2H advantage.

8th Hawks, locked in their finals run, have suns to close out the season, they win they could move to 7th with Flames losing. Would they want to play Cougars or lighting first round? Knocked out Giants with +12 on H2H.

Likely finals match ups

Senators v Magic
Tigers v Wolves
Cougars v Flames
hawks v Lightning

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Earlier this week

Head-to-heads are no longer used.
Ladder positions determined by points for/against percentage, ala the AFL.

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Earlier this week

I believe its head to head if teams play twice, and percentage if they play once.

Which is daft, if nothing else because it's a 20-minute exercise to figure out who played how many times because there's no way to just list out a team's entire season schedule.

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Earlier this week

Koberulz is correct.

Extending that out further, if there is a three way tie, they must have all played eachother twice.

This could play out this weekend in 4-5-6 on the men's, depending on results

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Earlier this week

You are correct.
Points for/against percentage only used DURING the season, to make it easier to display a ladder.

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Earlier this week

Wow, what a shitfest.

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With the end of the regular season upon us and the awards night coming up this weekend what are everyones thoughts on likely winners for the awards?

My picks for the Mens competition

MVP - Devondrick Walker (Flames)
Coach of the Year - Dayle Joseph (Buccs)
Defensive player of the year - Paschal Chukwu (Cougars)
Youth Player of the Year - Caleb Van De Griend (Slammers)

All Star 5
PG Shaun Stewart (Buccs)
SG Marshall Nelson (Flames)
Wing Devondrick Walker (Flames)
F Buay Tauch (Slammers)
C Oliver Hayes Brown (Tigers)

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Earlier this week

Can't really consider Hayes Brown when he played 7 games and then walked away.

Jervis or Ferguson probably the centre for All Star.

Coleman will be in contention for the 4 spot in all star aswell, but hard to say Tauch doesn't deserve it.

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Youre right Bored, Hayes Brown probably didnt play enough games. But he did dominate statistically in those games averaging 23ppg 15rb. Impressive. If he tried harder he would have got even more.

Id go with Ferguson as second choice.

I was torn on the PG spot too because Ghee has had a ripper season also. Hes missed a few games of late and the Giants sliding back out of the top 4 whereas Stewart has been pretty consistent and Buccs been top of the table all season.

Coleman has had a great year for sure. Tauch has been the standout for that slammers team and will likely be their team MVP. Not many games teammates would take votes off him. Id love to see how he would go in a team that has more weapons. Hes a very nice player!

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All star 5 for the women

G - Williams
G - Barr
G/F - Ryan
F - Clarke
C - Morrell

Second team

G - Kraker
G - Milo
G/F - Tudor
F - Sharpe
C - Edwards

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A few hours ago

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Pasadena 72  
A few hours ago

Can someone rank the top 10 imports in the league? Either in tiers or a straight 1-10?

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