State Basketball League

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State Basketball League (SBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 State Basketball League season
Sport Basketball
Founded 1989
Commissioner Andy Stewart
No. of teams Men: 14
Women: 12
Country  Australia
Continent FIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Most recent champion(s) M: Lakeside Lightning (4th title)
W: Wanneroo Wolves (4th title)
Most titles M: Perry Lakes Hawks (5 titles)
W: Willetton Tigers (7 titles)
Level on pyramid 2
Official website SBL.asn.au

The State Basketball League (SBL) is the semi-professional men's and women's basketball league in Western Australia. The SBL and WSBL also act as a development league for players attempting to enter the first-tier professional basketball leagues in Australia with players traditionally being trialled or signed by the Perth Wildcats of the NBL or the West Coast Waves of the WNBL.

Current clubs[edit]

Club Home Venue Location
Cockburn Cougars Wally Hagan Stadium Hamilton Hill
East Perth Eagles Morley Sport & Recreation Centre Morley
Geraldton Buccaneers* Activewest Stadium Geraldton
Goldfields Giants* Neils Hansen Stadium Kalgoorlie
Joondalup Wolves Joondalup Basketball Stadium Joondalup
Kalamunda Eastern Suns Lesmurdie Recreation Centre Lesmurdie
Lakeside Lightning Lakeside Recreation Centre North Lake
Mandurah Magic Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre Mandurah
Perry Lakes Hawks Western Australian Basketball Centre Floreat
Perth Redbacks Belmont Oasis Belmont
Rockingham Flames Mike Barnett Sports Complex Rockingham
South West Slammers Eaton Recreation Centre Eaton
Stirling Senators Warwick Leisure Centre Warwick
Willetton Tigers Willetton Basketball Stadium Willetton

* Geraldton and Goldfields do not have a team competing in the WSBL

Game day[edit]

MSBL games are played with 4x12 minute quarters and WSBL play with 4x10 minute quarters. With the switch of ends made at half time. 1/4 time and 3/4 time breaks are two minutes long and the 1/2 time interval lasts 15 minutes in MSBL, and 10 minutes in WSBL. If games are tied at the end of regulation time then an additional 5 minutes (overtime) shall be played. This will keep happening until an overall winner is decided. There can not be any draws.

All games are played under the FIBA guidelines of rules.

Regular season[edit]

The regular season starts mid-March and finishes at the end of August. Each team plays 26 games (play each team twice, one at home and one away). Games are played on Friday nights, Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. Games are also played on ANZAC Day and Foundation Day.

Standings/Ladders

The teams are ranked according to their win/loss ratio. If at the end of the regular season and 2 or more teams have an identical record then positions are decided on a head to head basis. If they can not be split after that than the FOR/AGT percentage is taking into account.

Finals[edit]

The finals start in early August and finishes in early September. It is competed among the top 8 teams. The finals are contested in an elimination format. The quarter and semi finals are played using a best of 3 game series. The higher ranked team gets the 1st and 3rd game at home and the 2nd away. The grand finals are played at the WA Basketball Centre with the women's game commencing first and the men's game after that.

Quarter Finals

1 v 8 2 v 7 3 v 6 4 v 5

Semi Finals

The winner of 1 v 8 vs The winner of 4 v 5

The winner of 2 v 7 vs The winner of 3 v 6

List of Champions[edit]

Men's champions: Perry Lakes Hawks (5), South West Slammers (4), Lakeside Lightning (4), Perth Redbacks (3), Cockburn Cougars (2), Joondalup Wolves (2), Goldfields Giants (2), Swan City Mustangs (1), Geraldton Buccaneers (1), Willetton Tigers (1)
Women's champions: Willetton Tigers (7), Perry Lakes Hawks (6), Joondalup Wolves (4), Swan City Mustangs (3), Perth Redbacks (2), Stirling Senators (1), Lakeside Lightning (1), South West Slammers (1)[1]

Year Men's Champion Result Men's Runner-up Women's Champion Result Women's Runner-up
1989 Perth Redbacks 114 – 89 Geraldton Buccaneers Perth Redbacks 79 – 66 Perry Lakes Hawks
1990 Perth Redbacks 114 – 91 Stirling Senators Wanneroo Wolves 70 – 67 Stirling Senators
1991 Swan City Mustangs 123 – 120 Bunbury Slammers Swan City Mustangs 79 – 66 Perth Redbacks
1992 Cockburn Cougars 107 – 91 Bunbury Slammers Wanneroo Wolves 74 – 64 Swan City Mustangs
1993 Wanneroo Wolves 109 – 91 Cockburn Cougars Swan City Mustangs 109 – 51 Stirling Senators
1994 Perry Lakes Hawks 107 – 86 Swan City Mustangs Stirling Senators 72 – 59 Perry Lakes Hawks
1995 Bunbury Slammers 2 – 0 Goldfields Giants Wanneroo Wolves 2 – 0 Swan City Mustangs
1996 Bunbury Slammers 103 – 96 Geraldton Buccaneers Swan City Mustangs 66 – 61 Willetton Tigers
1997 Perth Redbacks 94 – 92 Geraldton Buccaneers Willetton Tigers 62 – 52 Wanneroo Wolves
1998 Bunbury Slammers 105 – 96 Cockburn Cougars Perry Lakes Hawks 71 – 63 Willetton Tigers
1999 Bunbury Slammers 89 – 73 Perth Redbacks Willetton Tigers 70 – 55 Perry Lakes Hawks
2000 Geraldton Buccaneers 96 – 76 Lakeside Lightning Perth Redbacks 74 – 66 Perry Lakes Hawks
2001 Perry Lakes Hawks 101 – 83 Geraldton Buccaneers Perry Lakes Hawks 74 – 58 Perth Redbacks
2002 Perry Lakes Hawks 101 – 97 Willetton Tigers Perry Lakes Hawks 84 – 55 Lakeside Lightning
2003 Perry Lakes Hawks 76 – 72 Cockburn Cougars Perry Lakes Hawks 73 – 44 Mandurah Magic
2004 Perry Lakes Hawks 104 – 97 Goldfields Giants Willetton Tigers 61 – 46 Perry Lakes Hawks
2005 Lakeside Lightning 97 – 88 Perry Lakes Hawks Willetton Tigers 59 – 54 Mandurah Magic
2006 Lakeside Lighting 83 – 66 Goldfields Giants Lakeside Lighting 56 – 53 Mandurah Magic
2007 Goldfields Giants 96 – 94 Lakeside Lightning Perry Lakes Hawks 66 – 40 Stirling Senators
2008 Goldfields Giants 101 – 81 Willetton Tigers Perry Lakes Hawks 87 – 69 Willetton Tigers
2009 Lakeside Lightning 85 – 77 Perry Lakes Hawks Willetton Tigers 73 – 63 Mandurah Magic
2010 Willetton Tigers 107 – 96 Lakeside Lightning Willetton Tigers 80 – 54 Perry Lakes Hawks
2011 Wanneroo Wolves 88 – 83 Perry Lakes Hawks Willetton Tigers 72 – 71 East Perth Eagles
2012 Cockburn Cougars 105 – 72 East Perth Eagles South West Slammers 85 – 48 Rockingham Flames
2013 Lakeside Lightning 77 – 74 Wanneroo Wolves Wanneroo Wolves 72 – 47 Kalamunda Eastern Suns

* 1995 Grand Finals were a best of three series

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