Week 20 Men's SBL Preview TOP spot in the Men's SBL will be decided on Friday night when the Cockburn Cougars host the Joondalup Wolves while the Perry Lakes Hawks and East Perth Eagles need to d...
Week 20 Women's SBL Preview AN East Perth Eagles Women's SBL upset could still throw things around heading into the final round of the 2016 season but if things go to form all attention remains on ...
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 ...
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 ...

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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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SBL Slam Radio Show

Matt Cecins & Adam Forde bring you the SBL Slam Radio Show, this week featuring special guest Rebecca Benson of the Perth Redbacks.
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Week 19 Men's SBL Wrap

THE Joondalup Wolves and Cockburn Cougars kept winning in Week 19 of the Men's SBL to set up a final round battle over top spot while several teams stayed in the race for a top four finish, and the Perry Lakes Hawks and East Perth Eagles remain fighting over eighth.
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Week 19 Women's SBL Wrap

WEEK 19 of the Women's SBL set up a fascinating final round of the 2016 season with the Joondalup Wolves and Willetton Tigers impressing, the Perry Lakes Hawks upsetting the Rockingham Flames and the race in the bottom half of the top eight not becoming much clearer.
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Mansfield re-signs with Lakeside

Lakeside Lightning are pleased to announce the re-signing of Head Coach Craig Mansfield for the 2017 WSBL Season.
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Week 19 Saturday night SBL wrap

THE Perry Lakes Hawks and Willetton Tigers Women were among the teams to send a message on Saturday night with one round remaining until the SBL playoffs while the Geraldton Buccaneers, Willetton Tigers, Rockingham Flames and Stirling Senators Men all had crucial victories.
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Schwagmeyer, Alexander heroics not quite enough for Lightning

DESPITE superstars Alison Schwagmeyer and Daniel Alexander having huge nights and the Lakeside Lightning putting in gritty performances, they came away winless against the Willetton Tigers on Friday night but they hope to turn that around Saturday against the Perth Redbacks.
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Tigers escape against Lightning, turn focus to Suns

THE Willetton Tigers had to battle hard to leave Willetton Basketball Stadium with two wins over the Lakeside Lightning on Friday and coaches Simon Parker and Steve Black are focused on more of a four-quarter performance on Saturday against the Kalamunda Eastern Suns.
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Week 19 Friday night SBL wrap

THE Cockburn Cougars, Joondalup Wolves and Willetton Tigers scored Women's and Men's SBL victories over the Mandurah Magic, Perth Redbacks and Lakeside Lightning respectively on Friday night to open Week 19 action.
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Redbacks excited for full squad to finally hit the floor

PERTH Redbacks coach Nik Lackovic has reason to be excited at the thought of being finally able to get a full squad together for the first time in 2016 and he hopes his group can be at their peak heading into their return to the playoffs.
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Lady Wolfpack eye off strong finish to guarantee top spot

THE difference between finishing first and second might not be huge but Joondalup Wolves coach Craig Friday would like his team to win the last two games to claim the Women's SBL minor premiership as he is enjoying being at the helm in 2016.
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Week 19 Men's SBL Preview

THE East Perth Eagles and Perry Lakes Hawks both play teams above them in Week 19 of the Men's SBL as they continue to fight over eighth spot while five teams remain locked in the race for third and fourth with those places potentially decided this weekend.
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Week 19 Women's SBL Preview

THE second last round of the Women's SBL season for 2016 features some fascinating and defining contests including crucial double-headers for the Mandurah Magic, Perth Redbacks, Willetton Tigers and Lakeside Lightning.
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Individuals sacrificing for good of team behind Wolves' success: Ettridge

THE depth of talent that Joondalup Wolves coach Ben Ettridge has to work with in an attempt to win consecutive Men's SBL championships is significant but he knows it wouldn't work unless they were all willing to sacrifice and with quiet achievers Kevin Davis and Joel Questel leading the way.
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CJ revelling in chance to coach Women's basketball at Hawks

THE only thing that CJ Jackson had left to achieve in his basketball life in Perth was to coach a Women's SBL team and now he's in his fourth season at the helm of the Perry Lakes Hawks and it could very well be giving him the most satisfaction.
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Parsons delighted with deep Cougars but taking nothing for granted

COACH Matt Parsons wanted the Lapa Brazilian BBQ Restaurant Cockburn Cougars to run deep in 2016 and that's a major reason why they will finish first or second in the Men's SBL but he knows that doesn’t guarantee anything once the playoffs begin.
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Four Players Found Guilty at Tribunal

It was a busy night at the Tribunal with four players found guilty on separate charges.
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Milo Set to Break Another Milestone

Casey "Milo" Mihovilovich will move to second on the Women's SBL all-time games played list this weekend when she hits the court for the 414th time with the Mandurah Magic.
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Week 18 Tuesday night SBL wrap

TUESDAY night proved no problem for the Merriwa Tavern & Bistro Joondalup City Wolves with both Men's and Women's teams beating the Kalamunda Eastern Suns by a combined 71 points at Joondalup Basketball Stadium.
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Tuesday Night SBL: Wolves v Eastern Suns

The round 18 postponed games between the Joondalup Wolves & Kalamunda Eastern Suns have been rescheduled to Tuesday July 19 at the Joondalup Basketball Stadium.
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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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Week 18 Sunday SBL wrap

THE Perth Redbacks and Rockingham Flames both completed double-win weekends in the Men's SBL on Sunday with the playoff bound teams scoring wins over the Goldfields Giants and Willetton Tigers respectively.
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Week 18 Saturday night SBL wrap

THE defending Women's SBL champion Rockingham Flames scored a win in the grand final rematch over the Willetton Tigers on Saturday night all but secures a top two position but it proved an eventful evening with the wet weather of Perth creating some havoc.
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Flames score double over Senators ahead of crucial night v Tigers

THE Rockingham Flames had a winning Friday night against the Stirling Senators as the Women gear up for a battle for second against Willetton and the Men look to continue their momentum against the Tigers after a remarkable turnaround following a horror first 10 minutes.
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Week 18 Friday night SBL wrap

THE Rockingham Flames, Kalamunda Eastern Suns, Perry Lakes Hawks and Lakeside Lightning all scored Women's and Men's SBL victories on Friday night with many of the results crucial to playoff hopes to open Week 18 action.
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Lightning break losing run with two wins in 24 hours, now look for third straight

THE Lakeside Lightning hit a tough run losing 13 matches in succession but they remained positive and the reward came last weekend with not only the drought breaking victory, but a second 24 hours later.
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Week 18 Women's SBL Player Column – Sami Whitcomb

I have BEEN waiting a long time for this message. And honestly, I was starting to doubt that it would ever come. And then, this cold Tuesday morning, it came—Chris Pike was asking ME to write for the WSBL column. Finally.
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Double Trouble

SBL Slam Radio host Matt Cecins has put together an article focusing on the 'double header' factor in the Men's SBL.
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Week 18 Men's SBL Preview

THE Rockingham Flames battle two teams ahead of them in Week 18 of the Men's SBL and wins will see them close in a top four position while the Cockburn Cougars need to hold off two desperate visiting teams at home to remain on top ahead of the on-fire Joondalup Wolves.
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Week 18 Women's SBL Preview

ALL seven matches in Week 18 of the Women's SBL has playoff implications highlighted by Deanna Smith's return to Cockburn on Friday night in a crucial match for her Hawks and the Cougars while on Saturday night there is a grand final rematch between the Flames and Tigers.
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Triscari proud to be coaching Lady Cougars as they fight for playoff spot

JOHN Triscari always admired Cockburn from afar and now is proud to coach the Lady Cougars and he couldn’t speak more highly of star import Candace Williams as he continues to try and book in a playoff berth in his first season in charge.
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Future looks bright for Slammers despite challenging 2016

IT was always going to be a challenging 2016 for the Print Sync South West Slammers with half of the grand final team of last year moving on, but new coach Michael Van Lit hopes the time put into some exciting youngsters will hold the club in good stead moving forward.
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Much more than Marcus Goode behind Cougars rise

MARCUS Goode could very well be the Men's SBL MVP for 2016 but there has been much more than just his arrival behind the rise of the Lapa Brazilian BBQ Restaurant Cockburn Cougars in 2016 with the addition of veterans Daniel Thomas and Rhett Della among the other strong factors.
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Championship would mean world for Ellis and Senators

THERE is still plenty that needs to go right and a top four spot to be fought over before it can be even thought about, but Stirling Senators coach Mike Ellis can't help but wonder what a championship would mean as he grows accustomed to life as a head coach again.
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With fourth looking safe Hawks look to challenge Women's top three

PERRY Lakes Hawks Women's SBL coach CJ Jackson has worked hard the last couple of years to build up a young group that the additions of Deanna Smith and Antonia Edmondson could be the icing on the cake as he looks for his team to secure fourth position.
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Week 17 Men's SBL Wrap

THE Cockburn Cougars and Joondalup Wolves continued to build towards a final round clash to potentially decide top spot after both won twice in Week 17 of the Men's SBL while the Buccaneers and Flames stayed in the top four race, and the Eagles again replaced the Hawks in eighth.
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Week 17 Women's SBL Wrap

THE two-time defending champion Rockingham Flames took another step towards another minor premiership without even playing in Week 17 of the Women's SBL with the Joondalup Wolves and Willetton Tigers suffering defeats with the Mandurah Magic continuing to emerge.
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Week 17 Saturday night SBL wrap

THE Kalamunda Eastern Suns returned to the Women's top eight with a Saturday night Week 17 victory as the Lakeside Lightning won again while the Lady Mandurah Magic sent a message beating the Joondalup Wolves with the battle over top four Men's spots continuing to heat up.
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Week 17 Men's SBL Player Column – Joel Wagner

THE Perth Redbacks have been a major part of my life for more than 18 years now. When people ask me what the club means to me I find it difficult to put it into words.
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Kyle sees plenty of hope for 2017 after year of misfortune for Magic

THE 2016 season has been one where just about anything that could have gone wrong has for the Mandurah Magic but coach Jason Kyle is remaining positive with light at the end of the tunnel in 2017.
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Slammers look forward to bright future after backing youth in 2016

THE South West Slammers have gone through the Women's SBL season with a remarkably young group and first-year coach Julieann Bissaker hopes that points to a positive future and a quick rise up the table in 2017 with an import or two added into the mix.
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Redbacks system stands up strong despite absence of stars

COMING off a tough loss the previous week, being without their two heart and soul players and then with both imports getting hurt the Perth Redbacks had to find something last Friday, and that's exactly what coach Nik Lackovic's system and the team's character allowed to happen.
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Things all clicking for Magic Women at right time of season

FINISHING in the top four might be out of reach but the Mandurah Magic have good reason to be confident of upsetting one of the top four teams in the quarter finals.
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Hawks happy to break drought, now look for strong finish

THE Perry Lakes Hawks gave up a 23-5 start but finished strongly to beat the South West Slammers by 22 points on Sunday to end their five-game losing streak and coach Charles Nix is confident they can build on it to book in a playoff berth.
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Week 16 Men's SBL Player Column – Damien Scott

I'm loving my basketball at the moment. Coming over to Willo last year was a big decision but it's been made easy because these boys and the club have been so welcoming. We have a lot of fun on and off the court and I look forward to going to training to see these boys every week and to play with them, so it's the perfect mix.
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MSBL Player of the Week

THE week fifteen Men’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Trevor Setty of the Mandurah Magic.
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WSBL Player of the Week

THE week fifteen Women’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Deanna Smith of the Perry Lakes Hawks.
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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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Vale Kevin McLaughlin

The State Basketball League is saddened to hear of the recent passing of long serving, and active, scoretable official Kevin McLaughlin.
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WSBL Player of the Week

THE week fourteen Women’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Carley Mijovic of the P&J Financial Solutions Kalamunda Eastern Suns.
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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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