Comings and goings in preparation for the 2018/19 WNBL season. Last updated 20 June 2018.
In the battle of the superstar centres, it was ultimately Suzy Batkovic’s Townsville Fire that won out. Townsville won game 3 of the grand final series 70-57 on Sunday, securing their third championship in the last four WNBL seasons.
With all the winners now named, here’s a summary of the WNBL’s honour roll for 2017/18.
Grand Final game 1 was just like the regular-season meetings between the Boomers and Fire: it was scrappy, it was close, and Townsville won. But don’t count out the Boomers just yet.
The semi-finals leave us with Townsville and Melbourne battling it out for the WNBL championship; Townsville are looking for their third title in four seasons, whilst Melbourne is looking to hoist the trophy for the first time since the 2010/2011 season, back when they were still Bulleen.
Again this series was won by the lower seed, leading a few people to question whether the away-home-home format- the lower seed plays first- is optimal given the huge advantage the lower seed gets from winning game 1. (The argument in favour is that no matter what, if the higher seed wins the series, they… Read More Post-series thoughts: Sydney Uni v Townsville
The Fire and the Flames, between them, have won the last three WNBL championships. After meeting in last year’s semi-finals, the two teams will do battle again in a three-game series starting on Thursday night.