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2015 Finals Weekend Brochure

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Finals Weekend Tickets

Basketball fans can now purchase tickets to the 2015 Molten Waratah League Finals, which are being held at the Sutherland Volkswagon Basketball Stadium on August 1-2, 2015.

The 2015 Molten Waratah League Finals will decide the best men's and women's team in the following division:

Championship Men
Championship Women
Division 1 Men
Division 1 Women
Division 1 Youth Men
Division 1 Youth Women
Division 2 Youth Men
The Finals weekend sees the conclusion of the season of the Molten Waratah League, with semi-finals games played on the Saturday (14 games) with the Grand Finals games played on the Sunday (7 games).

Over the last few years the finals have been attended, with a near capacity crowds attending to watch some of the best basketball on offer, so we recommend purchasing your tickets prior to the weekend.

TICKETS:

Adult (2 days): $25.00
Child (2 days): $15.00
Concession (2 days): $15.00

Adult (1 day): $15.00
Child (1 day): $10.00
Concession (1 day): $10.00

To purchase tickets please contact Sutherland Basketball on 02 9542 1999 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Mark Watkins returning home to Victoria

Press Release

Mark Watkins returning home to Victoria

It is with sadness that we inform the Basketball NSW community that Mark Watkins has resigned form his role as NITP Head Coach. Mark is leaving BNSW for family reasons and will be moving back to his home state of Victoria.

Over his time with BNSW, Mark has overseen the growth and success of our NITP program. He has been a dedicated worker and takes pride in the quality of BNSW programs he has run and the positive impacts they have had on our athletes. The success of many of our state teams is a result of the hard work Mark has put into the program.

Mark’s last day has not be finalised yet but he will finish up with BNSW within the next few weeks.

Everyone at BNSW is sad to see Mark go. We thank Mark for all his hard work and we wish him every success in the future and best wishes also to his family.

We are pleased to announce that Peter Lonergan will take on the role of Acting Head Coach NITP.

We are lucky to have someone with the experience and passion of Peter to step into the Acting Head Coach role. Peter’s coaching resume is impressive. Working with a number of national teams including the Opals, The Sydney Uni Flames in the WNBL and many of our State Teams to name just a few of his achievements. Peter is also the newly appoint Director of Coaching for the Australian College of Sport BNSW Campus.
 

2015 Molten Waratah League Awards winners:

BNSW would like to congratulate the 2015 Molten Waratah League Awards winners:

Championship Men Statistical Awards.

Leading Points Scorer: Bankstown Bruins Waratah Championship League Mens Basketball Team Alex Opacic 468 Points
Leading Rebounder: Igor Bosnjak Hornsby Spiders Basketball 243 Rebounds
Steals Leader: Penrith Basketball Association Louis Brandt with 53 Steals
Assists Leader: Manly Warringah Basketball Association Luke Cooper with 101 Assists
Blocks Leader: Maitland Mustangs Goran Veg 33 Blocks
Golden Hands: Manly's Luke Cooper
Leading Field Goal Percentage: Heath Wiechman from the Hills Hornets Basketball Association with 54.7% from the field
Leading Three Points Percentage: Manly's Lachlan Kirwan with 44.4% from outside the arc.
Leading Free Throw Percentage: Maitland Mustangs Mitchell Rueter 81.2%

Championship Women Statistical Awards


Championship Women:
Leading Point Scorer: With 313 points Penrith Basketball Association Alicia Poto
Leading Rebounds: With a total of 190 Sutherland Sharks Basketball Association Jane Scrivins
Steals Leader: City of Sydney Basketball Association Sarah Davidson 43 steals
Assists Leader: Penrith Panthers Alicia Poto 79 assists
Block Leader: Northern Suburbs Basketball Association Inc. Kate Cranney 32 blocks
Golden Hands Hornsby Spiders Basketball Kate Seebohm
Leading field Goal Percentage: Norths Bears Kate Hewitt with 58.9%
Leading Three Points Percentage: Hornsby Spiders Darneka Rowe with 38.3 %
Leading Free Throw Percentage: Sydney Comets Sarah Davidson 81.9%

 

 2015 Molten Waratah League? Leading Points scorers.

 

Division 1 Men: Basketball Wagga Wagga? Gage Daye 595 Points 

Division 1 Women: Queanbeyan Yowies? Kristen Langhorn 300 Points

Division 1 Youth League Men: Sutherland Sharks Basketball Association? Alexander Shepherd 424 points

Youth League Women: Newcastle Basketball? Megan Johnson 273 Points

Division 2 Youth League Men: Ryde Bulls Basketball? Jayden Krieg 

 

2015 Youth & Rookie Player of the Year Awards:


Championship Men Youth Player of the Year: Newcastle Basketball Ryan Beisty
Championship Women Youth Player of the Year: Northern Suburbs Basketball Association Inc. Riley Evans
Division 1 Men Rookie of the Year: Hornsby Spiders Basketball Sam White
Division 1 Women Rookie of the Year: Bathurst Goldminer Panthers Basketball Emily Matthews
Division 1 Youth League Men Rookie of the Year: Bankstown Basketball Association Aaron Borich
Youth league Women Rookie of the Year: Newcastle Basketball Cassidy McLean
Division 2 Youth Men Rookie of the Year: Hawkesbury and District Basketball Association - Hawkesbury Jets Liam Moss

 

2015 Coaches of the Year

Championship Men Coach of the Year: Sutherland Sharks Basketball Association? BJ Carter

Championship Women Coach of the Year: Bankstown Basketball Association? Jenny Lonergan

Division 1 Men Coach of the Year: Hornsby Spiders Basketball? Daniel Kovacic

Division 1 Women Coach of the Year: Newcastle Basketball? Christine McGovern

Division 1 Youth League Men Coach of the Year: Manly Warringah Basketball Association? Rade Radan

Youth League Women Coach of the Year: Newcastle Hunters Bianca Wilson

Division 2 Youth League Men Coach of the Year: Manly Warringah Basketball Steven Shortland

 

 Defensive Player of the Year awards for 2015 Molten Waratah League.

“Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him” – Mike Krzyzewski

Championship Men Defensive Player of the Year Tom Dawson – City of Sydney

Championship Women Defensive Player of the Year
Jane Scrivens – Sutherland Sharks 

Division 1 Men Defensive Player of the Year
Yahn Fansbender – Sydney Uni Spiders

Division 1 Women Defensive Player of the Year
Felicity Cook – Newcastle Hunters

Division 1 Youth Men Defensive Player of the Year
Mitchell Cullen – Manly Warringah 

Division 1 Youth Women Defensive Player of the Year
Eleri Morris – Illawarra Hawks

Division 2 Youth Men Defensive Player of the Year
Brandon Bates – St.George Sanits

 

 2015 Molten Waratah League All-Star Fives.

Championship Men

Guard | Steven White, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Guard | Mirko Deric, Bankstown Bruins
Forward | Erik Dorbek, Norths Bears
Forward | Mitchell Rueter, Maitland Mustangs
Center | Alex Opacic, Bankstown Bruins

Championship Women

Guard | Kate Seebohm, Hornsby Spiders
Guard | Tahlia Tupea, Penrith Panthers
Forward | Casey Samuels, Bankstown Bruins
Forward | Jane Scrivens, Sutherland Sharks
Center | Courtney Dean, Sutherland Sharks

Division 1 Men

Guard | Gage Daye, Wagga Heat
Guard | Alex Deroches, Port Macquarie Dolphins
Forward | Kulvir Grewel, Sydney Uni Spiders
Forward | Reece Craigie, Sutherland Sharks
Center | Jeff Dowdell, Queanbeyan Yowies

Division 1 Women

Guard | Tegan Bourke, Bathurst Goldminers
Guard | Felicity Cook, Newcastle Hunters
Forward | Kristen Langhorn, Queanbeyan Yowies
Forward | Samantha Hewitt, Newcastle Hunters
Center | Maddy Plunkett, Port Macquarie Dolphins

Division 1 Youth Men

Guard | Jacob Rauch, Newcastle Hunters
Guard | Abe Bulgin, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Forward | Matthew McElhone, Norths Bears
Forward | Sean Weekes, Penrith Panthers
Centre | Myles Cherry, Newcastle Hunters
 

Division 1 Youth Women

Guard | Emily Keith, Maitland Mustangs
Guard | Charlie Evans, Central Coast Crusaders
Forward | Megan Johnson, Newcastle Hunters
Forward | Emma Claus, Hills Hornets
Center | Danijela Milisic, Hills Hornets

Division 2 Youth Men

Guard | Jayden Krieg, Ryde Bulls
Guard | Adup Adup, Blacktown Storm
Forward | Zachary Pitt, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Forward | Dane Jensen, Moss Vale Magic
Center | Brandon Bates, St George Saints
 


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