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First quarters fire up spirits: WNBL

In: WNBL — Thursday, 11 Jan, 2024

HOW important are good starts in the first quarter? Last night's WNBL matches had openers which could not have been of greater contrast yet both determined exactly how those matches would play out. Abbey Wehrung paced Bendigo to a big win over Adelaide and Sami Whitcomb powered Townsville past Melbourne.

Jan 11

WNBL Rankings, Tips 11: Deja vu? Nah. Same old, same old

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 10 Jan, 2024

DON'T be alarmed if you miss Melbourne hosting WNBL leader Townsville tonight to help tip off Round 11. They play again at the same venue on Saturday. Nothing new there. Townsville played Perth on December 31 in Townsville. Then again at the same venue on January 3. Yes, we believe we have located the culprit behind the scheduling.

Jan 10

WNBL TotW10: Flying high and 'flame on'

In: WNBL — Monday, 8 Jan, 2024

DEFENDING WNBL champion and league-leading Townsville was on fire in Round 10 as it saw off Perth's challenge at home, then hit the road to stifle the spirit out of Bendigo and stake its claim for our Team of the Week accolade. Sadly, it just wasn't quite enough. 

Jan 8

WNBL Wrap 10: Big names take a big beating

In: WNBL — Sunday, 7 Jan, 2024

THE 2023-24 WNBL season tipped off with bold claims "anyone can beat anyone on any given night". Round 10 certainly reflected that, Lightning bolting from Sydney, Canberra capping Southside, its season on the line Melbourne topping both Southside and Sydney before Perth took the gloss from Adelaide's weekend. 

Jan 7

WNBL Rankings, Tips10: Lowering the Boom

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 3 Jan, 2024

MELBOURNE tips off a huge WNBL round tonight, hosting crosstown arch rival Southside and desperately in need of a win as it tumbles down the ladder and our rankings, struggling to string together a full 40-minute performance. And in more bad news, Lauren Jackson was working her way back to her best last round. 

Jan 3

WNBL TotW9: Going up in Flames

In: WNBL — Monday, 1 Jan, 2024

THEY were desperately unlucky last round not to snare our WNBL Team of the Week honours, Canberra deemed just that smidgeon more worthy. But there was no way around it and the Flames enter 2024 as our most outstanding outfit of Round 9.

Jan 1

WNBL Wrap 9: McDonald down in Lynx shock

In: WNBL — Sunday, 31 Dec, 2023

WOW! The WNBL closed 2023 with a gripping round but also with a serious injury to one of the league's marquee imports, Perth Lynx's Aari McDonald. One of the early favourites for league MVP, McDonald injured a knee late in the first quarter, described by the club as a "mild tear."

Dec 31

WNBL TotW8: Flames fine but Caps capitalise

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2023

SYDNEY Flames raised their hands for the first time this season as a contender for Team of the Week honours with an impressive road win over Melbourne, backed up by more success against Victorian WNBL teams by bouncing Bendigo. But the Flames weren't the only red hot team in Round 8.

Dec 27

WNBL Rankings, Tips 9: Lynx under fire from both ends

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2023

WNBL Round 9 tips off tonight with the Lynx celebrating Alex Ciabattoni's 100th game while staring at a challenging round, home to the last-placed team Canberra, then away to league leader Townsville in a true test of its bona fides.   


In: NBL, WNBL — Sunday, 24 Dec, 2023

WISHING all our regular and random readers all the best over Christmas. We're taking a brief break but will be back on December 27 with the latest WNBL and NBL news. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the festive season and look forward to bigger and brighter activities in 2024.

Dec 24

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