Women's SBL Q&A – Kate Malpass KATE Malpass has already achieved incredible success in the SBL with the Willetton Tigers with four championships but anyone who saw her performance last Friday night wo...
Men's SBL Player Column – Rhett Della FIRSTLY let me just say I love how this media gig works, one decent game and a good win and I get a call up for a column. Love it. Luckily for me I have had one drafted ...
Week 1 Men's SBL Semi Final wrap THE Cockburn Cougars and Joondalup Wolves were the top two Men's SBL teams right throughout the season and now both are just one win away from the Grand Final for 2016 a...
Week 1 Women's SBL Semi Final Saturday night wrap THE Joondalup Wolves made a remarkable start scoring 25 of the first 30 points in Game 1 of its semi-final match with the Perry Lakes Hawks on the way to a 30-point vict...

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Week 1 Women's SBL Semi Final Friday night wrap

THE Willetton Tigers have dominated the defending champion Rockingham Flames in Game 1 of the Women's SBL semi finals at Mike Barnett Sports Complex romping to the 23-point victory to now have a chance of book a Grand Final berth on their home floor.
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SBL Slam Radio Show

Vlad Alava joins Matt Cecins to bring you SBL Slam Radio featuring Rockingham's Mark Utley & the Land Brothers, Cooper & Taylor.
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Semi Finals Week 1 Men's SBL Preview

ONLY four games separated the top four Men's SBL teams at the end of the regular season and they now meet in the semi finals with a Grand Final berth at stake as the Wolves face the Tigers, and Buccaneers take on the Cougars.
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Semi Finals Week 1 Women's SBL Preview

THE top four Women's SBL teams at the end of the regular season are now the last four left in 2016 heading into the semi finals beginning with the Game 1 matches this weekend as the Flames take on the Tigers in a Grand Final rematch, and the Lady Wolfpack face the Hawks.
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Lady Wolfpack aim to take advantage of Ironmonger inside in Game 1

THE Joondalup Wolves are looking forward to opening their Women's SBL semi-final series with the Perry Lakes Hawks on their home floor this Saturday night and looking to make the most of the presence of Ellyce Ironmonger who will be unavailable next weekend.
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Parsons looks for more Cougars to stand up in semis against Buccs

THE Cockburn Cougars had to give everything to get into the SBL semi finals after battling the Perry Lakes Hawks but now coach Matt Parsons is focused on plotting the downfall of the Geraldton Buccaneers as the minor premiers embark on the rest of 2016 minus captain Gavin Field.
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Buccs experience opens Trahair's eyes to coaching future

AARON Trahair's coaching debut in the SBL finals couldn’t have been any more dramatic or exciting with the Geraldton Buccaneers beating the Rockingham Flames in the quarter finals and it could have told him enough to suggest that coaching could be a career for the former NBL star.
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Flames to find out if team built around beating Tigers, Wolves works

THE Rockingham Flames made some significant changes to their playing style and have now added Ifunanya Ibekwe to their team that won the last two Women's SBL championships with one goal in mind.
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Wolves focus on who is there, not those absent heading into semis

AFTER winning last year's SBL championship, Ben Ettridge hoped to have added Bobby Evans and Greg Hire to the Joondalup Wolves team for the 2016 finals and despite their absence he remains supremely confident the remaining Wolfpack players can get the job done.
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Hawks focus on 2017 after going so close again to beating top seeds

TWO years in-a-row the Perry Lakes Hawks have gone within a whisker of beating the No. 1 seed from eighth position but this year's loss for coach Charles Nix stings that little bit more and has left a taste in everyone's mouth at the club that they want to set things right in 2017.
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VIP Courtside Box Seats - SBL Grand Finals

VIP Courtside Box Seats are now on sale for the SBL Grand Finals on September 2 and 3.
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SBL Grand Final Tickets

This year Ticketmaster's interactive map allows you to pick your own seats at the 2016 SBL Grand Finals on September 2 and 3.
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Semi-Finals Schedule

The State Basketball League has released the Semi-Finals schedule with all top four teams qualifying.
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Week 2 Men's Quarter Final Saturday night wrap

FOR the second straight year the Perry Lakes Hawks fell agonisingly short of beating the No. 1 seeds in the Men's SBL with the Cockburn Cougars winning Saturday's Game 3 with the Geraldton Buccaneers advancing also at the expense of the Land brothers, and the Rockingham Flames.
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Week 2 Women's Quarter Final Saturday night wrap

THE Joondalup Wolves and Perry Lakes Hawks both won their Women's SBL quarter-final series' on Saturday night to set up a semi-final battle starting at Joondalup Basketball Stadium next weekend.
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Defending champions end season for Redbacks Men and Women

THE defending SBL champion Rockingham Flames and Joondalup Wolves both ended the seasons of the Perth Redbacks Women's and Men's teams at Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre on Friday night.
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Week 2 Men's Quarter Final Friday night wrap

THE Willetton Tigers and Joondalup Wolves secured their Men's SBL quarter-final match ups on Friday night winning their Game 2's on the road but the Perry Lakes Hawks were able to force a decider with the minor premier Cockburn Cougars.
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Week 2 Women's Quarter Final Friday night wrap

THE most tantalising Women's SBL quarter-final match up always appeared between Mandurah Magic and Perry Lakes Hawks and now that will be decided in a Game 3 after the Rockingham Flames and Willetton Tigers won on Friday night as well to set up a grand final rematch.
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Week 2 Men's SBL Quarter Final Preview

THE top four Men's SBL teams all scored Game 1 quarter-final victories last weekend meaning their lower seeded opponents now must win their Game 2's starting this Friday night to force the deciders to determine the semi-final combatants.
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Week 2 Women's SBL Quarter Final Preview

THE Perth Redbacks, Lakeside Lightning, Mandurah Magic and Cockburn Cougars will all host Game 2 in their Women's SBL quarter-final match ups trying to force their series' to a decider this weekend against their higher ranked opponents.
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Black eyes another all-round performance for Tigers to advance

WILLETTON Tigers coach Stephen Black saw some things his team could still improve despite beating the Stirling Senators in Game 1 of the SBL quarter finals but it was the all-round contribution of so many players that impressed him the most.
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Lightning don't want to finish 2016 with a whimper

TAKING over a one-win team and leading them back to the SBL finals has been a good achievement in itself for Craig Mansfield as coach of the Lakeside Lightning but he wants to make sure his team doesn't go out with a whimper against the Willetton Tigers.
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Tigers bigs dominate but Parker happy with dynamic of whole group

COMING into the quarter finals the Willetton Tigers had the potential to dominate the Lakeside Lightning inside and that's how Game 1 panned out last Friday, but coach Simon Parker isn't taking anything for granted heading into this Friday's clash at Lakeside Recreation Centre.
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Hussey delivers for Buccs who now await Adekponya return

THE Geraldton Buccaneers planned to come down to Rockingham last weekend to beat the Flames in Game 1 of the SBL quarter finals. They did that. But nobody could have predicted the dramatic way it eventuated and coach Aaron Trahair couldn’t have been more proud of his group.
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DK’s House: WSBL Quarter Finals Week 2

Lakeside Lightning import Devanny King reflects on game one of their quarter final series with the Willetton Tigers.
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SBL Slam Radio Show

A huge show this week with Matt Cecins joined by Craig Mansfield, Elyce Ironmonger, Matt Parsons and Aaron Trahair.
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Week 1 Sunday Men's SBL Quarter Final wrap

A DRAMATIC 18 hours at Mike Barnett Sports Complex ended in spectacular fashion on Sunday afternoon with the Geraldton Buccaneers pulling off a remarkable comeback to beat the Rockingham Flames by two points after the game was postponed from Saturday night.
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Week 1 Saturday night Men's SBL Quarter Final wrap

THE Perry Lakes Hawks and Perth Redbacks took it right up to the top two Men's SBL teams from the regular season but in the end the Cockburn Cougars and Joondalup Wolves prevailed on their home floors in Game 1 of the quarter-final match ups.
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Week 1 Saturday night Women's SBL Quarter Final wrap

THE last opening weekend Women's quarter-final match up took place at Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Saturday night with the minor premier Merriwa Tavern & Bistro Joondalup City Wolves beating the Lapa Brazilian BBQ Restaurant Cockburn Cougars by 17 points.
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Week 1 Friday night Men's SBL Quarter Final wrap

THE Men's SBL finals for 2016 got underway with a lone clash at Willetton Basketball Stadium on Friday night with the Goodlife Homes Willetton Tigers delivering a strong second half to win Game 1 of its quarter-final series against the Bethanie Stirling Senators by 13 points.
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Week 1 Friday night Women's SBL Quarter Final wrap

LAST year's Women's SBL grand finalists opened the 2016 finals in emphatic fashion with big quarter-final Game 1 victories at home on Friday night while the Perry Lakes Hawks won a thriller over the Mandurah Magic.
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Men's SBL Player Column – Ben Purser

Much of the disappointment from this year stems from the high expectations we set ourselves coming into this season.
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SBL Grand Final Tickets!

SBL Grand Final tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster!
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Ettridge has Wolves primed for back-to-back assault

BEN Ettridge has known the majority of his Joondalup Wolves players since they were junior basketballers and there's no group he would rather be taking into the 2016 SBL finals as they attempt to become the first Men's club to win back-to-back titles since 2008.
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Parsons beaming over Cougars' toughness, depth heading into finals

THE Cockburn Cougars have some top shelf talent like Marcus Goode, Najee Lane and Gavin Field but it's the toughness and competitiveness of the likes of Sheldon McIntyre, Rhett Della and Travis Hayto that has coach Matt Parsons most proud heading into the 2016 SBL finals.
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Lady Wolfpack proud to take top spot after focusing on local talent

THE Joondalup Wolves certainly aren’t short on talent but coach Craig Friday is proud they won the Women's SBL minor premiership for 2016 on the back of having a largely local group of players and he is hoping that chemistry and passion for the club can continue in the finals.
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More than just the three mega stars behind Flames

IT would be easy to look at the Rockingham Flames and focus on Sami Whitcomb, Darcee Garbin and Ifunanya Ibekwe being keys to their quest for an SBL championship three-peat but the depth of Ryan Petrik's team is an often overlooked strength.
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Nichols named SBL Player of the Week

THE week twenty Men’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Tre Nichols of the PrintSync South West Slammers.
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Whitcomb named WSBL Player of the Week

THE week twenty Women’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Sami Whitcomb of the Orange Autos Rockingham Flames.
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Championship for Willetton would fulfil long-held desire for Black

STEVE Black never thought he would be coaching the Willetton Tigers in 2016 but it now has provided him a chance to try and do something he couldn’t as a player at the club that means so much to him and his family.
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SBL Quarter Finals Schedule Released

The schedule for the first two weeks of the SBL Finals have been confirmed.
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Cougars prevail over Wolves as top spot battle delivers

TOP spot was on the line, Wally Hagan Stadium was loud and packed, both teams had milestones to celebrate and Cockburn and Joondalup didn’t disappoint delivering perhaps the game of the Men's SBL season on Friday with the Cougars downing the Wolves for the minor premiership.
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McIlroy retiring on a high after finding home at Kalamunda

MIDWAY through the 2015 SBL season Travis McIlroy didn’t know where his life was headed. He had left the Mandurah Magic mid-season and was down on his luck but what a difference 12 months can make and now he is retiring from the Kalamunda Eastern Suns feeling on top of the world.
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Mansfield and Schwagmeyer lead Lightning back to playoffs

COACHING any team but the Kalamunda Eastern Suns wasn’t an easy decision for Craig Mansfield but getting Alison Schwagmeyer to join him at the Lakeside Lightning made it easier and now he's looking forward to taking the club back to the Women's SBL playoffs.
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Funches proving ideal final piece for Tigers

BEING run well from the point and getting off plenty of good shots was never going to be a problem for the Willetton Tigers in 2016 with Kyle Armour, Jay Bowie and Damien Scott but it's the inclusion of Charles Funches that could continue to make all the difference in the playoffs.
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Ibekwe provides Flames with something SBL doesn't have

RYAN Petrik knew that Ifunanya Ibekwe was a gifted player but even he has been blown away by the remarkable athletic tools she brings to the Rockingham Flames and the coach is excited to see her at 100 per cent in the 2016 Women's SBL playoffs.
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Alexander, youngsters impress Oatman despite heartbreaking Lightning losses

THE 2016 SBL season was always going to be a learning one for Lakeside Lightning coach Sam Oatman and his young playing group led by Daniel Alexander, but it's turned into one of frustration with a string of nail-biting losses and them showing they can match the top teams.
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MSBL Player of the Week

THE week nineteen Men’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Tre Nichols of the PrintSync South West Slammers.
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WSBL Player of the Week

THE week nineteen Women’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Louella Tomlinson of the Goodlife Homes Willetton Tigers.
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Parker happy for Tigers to enter playoffs in form and healthy

GOODLIFE Homes Willetton Tigers coach Simon Parker has accepted that his team will likely tackle the 2016 Women's SBL playoffs from third position but after backing in a similar group that made the grand final last year, he remains confident they can go one step better in 2016.
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Tenacious Flames looking to capitalise on perfect blend in 2016

WITH Cooper Land his star, Taylor Land a playing assistant coach, Chudier Pal a strong big man presence and a group of tenacious warriors, Mark Utley could not ask for a better team to coach and he hopes to take the Rockingham Flames a long way in 2016.
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Travis Moore Appointed as SBL Commissioner

The State Basketball League is pleased to announce former 450 game player, Travis Moore has been appointed as our newest SBL Commissioner.
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Quartet Fire as Redbacks Sting Slammers

The big guns were firing all night for the Perth Redbacks women as they asserted their authority against the South West Slammers with a convincing 100-59 victory at the Eaton Recreation Centre on Saturday night.
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Stephen Charlton Joins SBL Commission

Basketball WA is pleased to announce the induction of Stephen Charlton into the SBL Commission as a BWA appointed member.
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All-Star Games Raise $35,000 for Lifeline WA

The Swish SBL All-Star Games were a great success with over 1000 people in attendance as we raised $35,000 for Lifeline WA to save lives through suicide prevention.
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