The even contest tipped the Hornets way thanks to their accuracy. Despite taking the same number of shots, the Western Stars 38 per cent from the field could not match the Hornets’ 52 per cent.

Hills’ Katie Hill led all scorers with 21 points, supported by veteran Liesl Tesch who bagged a 19 point, 12 rebound double. Cobi Crispin scored a team high 18 points and 10 rebounds for Perth.

The Western Stars mounted a comeback in the third quarter, outscoring the Hornets 20-10 but they could not get any closer and Hills ran out 17 points winners.

[Box Score]

Hornets 66 (Katie Hill 21, Liesl Tesch 19, Sarah Stewart 10, Stephanie Van Leeuwen 10) bt
Western Stars 49
(Cobi Crispin 18, Amber Merritt 12, CAlre Burzynski 6, Eileen Pedrossa-Parson 6)

Earlier the Victorian Dandenong Rangers held off the Goudkamp Gladiators 61-52 to take third place.

The 18-11 second quarter to the Rangers proved the difference.

Ranger Leanne Del Toso was the standout with 29 points and an outstanding 25 rebounds. Tina McKenzie added 18 points in support while Kylie Gauci scored a team high 23 points for the Gladiators, also posting eight assists and five steals while Lisa Edmonds grabbed a double double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

[Box Score]

Rangers 61 (Leanne Del Toso 29, Tina McKenzie 18, Amanda Carter 10) bt
Gladiators 52 (Kylie Gauci 23, Lisa Edmonds 10, Rebekah Meoli 8)

The WNWBL award winners were also announced at the Grand Final with Beijing Paralympians dominating the list.


Best New Talent


Highest Scorer

Highest Scorer.  Cobi Crispin


MVP 1 pointer

MVP 1 pointer Class Player – Clare Burzynski Western Stars



MVP 2 pointer

MVP 2 pointer Class Player – Kylie Gauci – Goudkamp Gladiators



MVP 3 pointer

MVP 3 pointer Class Player – Sarah Stewart – Hills Hornets


MVP 4 pointer

MVP4 pointer Class Player – Cobi Crispin Perth Western Stars  


MVP Overall - Kylie Gauci – Goudkamp Gladiators



Clare Burzynski –Perth Western Stars

Kylie Gauci – Goudkamp Gladiators

Sarah Stewart – Hills Hornets

Cobi Crispin – Perth Western Stars

Liesl Tesch  - Hills Hornets



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