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The Southern Basketball League is an affiliate of the Hobart Chargers Basketball Association Inc. and is the premier basketball league in Southern Tasmania, designed to create a pathway between junior basketball competitions and professional basketball. Currently the league consists of the following Divisions of competition:
Premier League – Men & Women
Reserves – Men & Women
Division 3 – Men
Premier League and Reserves, Men's and Women's matches are played in home and away format using various venues throughout southern Tasmania, while Division 3 Men's matches are played at Moonah Sports Centre on Thursday evenings. The clubs currently permitted to participate in the league are:
Click here for the SBL Information Booklet
IT'S ALL OVER....
CONGRATULATIONS 2014 PREMIERS
Breakers Premier League Men
Wellington Premier League Women
Phoenix Reserves Men
Kingston Reserves Women
Grenadiers Division 3 Men
Premier League Grand Final Reviews Below.....
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GRAND FINAL REVIEW
Premier League Men
Breakers 76 def Phoenix 75 @ Kingborough Sports Centre
In an incredible finish to the 2014 season, Breakers have dethroned reigning premier Phoenix with an incredible 76 to 75 overtime win to take out the Southern Basketball League Men’s Premiership, bringing an end to Phoenix’s stranglehold on the competition. Phoenix came flying out of the blocks and dominated the game early thanks to an impressive display from veterans Craig Johnson and Corey Davie, leading by as many as 12 points earlier in the match. Breakers, however, would not go away and kept the game within reach thanks to some timely scoring and inspired offensive work from Tiri Masunda, BJ Radcliffe and Stuart Van Steenis, while Van Steenis and fellow forward Matt Crawford were equally impressive on the defensive end, as Phoenix slowly ran out of steam and into deep foul trouble. Breakers tied the game with 42 seconds thanks to 5 consecutive points from Deba George who had until then had experienced another horror shooting night thanks to the suffocating defense of John Beattie. Phoenix had the opportunity to have the last shot to win the match with the scores tied, but when Van Steenis steamrolled through for a steal and quick outlet to George for a last chance game winning shot fell short, the contest was sent to overtime. An intense extra period saw Breakers hit the lead for the first time in the match with 1:45 remaining thanks to a 3-point bomb from Masunda. Phoenix would then answer with two free throws from youngster Cameron Brown with 28 seconds left to again level the scores. With Breakers having the final possession, a missed three pointer by Radcliffe resulted in a huge offensive rebound by Van Steenis and a foul by Brown on the put back, sending Van Steenis to the free throw line. With two seconds remaining Van Steenis missed the first but calmly stepped to the line and connected on the second attempt to give Breakers the one point lead. Following a timeout Phoenix perfectly executed its final play, but when Phoenix youngster Callum Barker’s close range shot rimmed out under heavy pressure, Breakers had clinched an improbable victory and their maiden premiership. Breakers were led by Masunda with 23 points and 11 rebounds, Radcliffe chipped in with 21, while Van Steenis was the virtual MVP with his 14 and 7 rebounds tipping the scales in favour of Breakers. Phoenix were led by Johnson with 19 points, and Davie with 17 points and 11 rebounds, both of whom fouled out early in the 4th quarter and extra period respectively.
Premier League Women
Wellington 97 def Phoenix 56 @ Kingborough Sports Centre
To complete a horror night at the office for Phoenix, Wellington romped its way to a 97-56 victory in the Women’s Premier League decider over Phoenix, clinching their maiden premiership victory. Lady Chargers star Cayla Francis (33 points, 22 rebounds, 6 blocks and 5 assists) was impressive, but it was the Wellington support cast that told the story, with valuable contributions coming from veteran Kirsty Hawkes (12 points), Lady Chargers Alex Finlayson (13
points, 4 assists) and Ellie Collins (15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 rebounds), while junior Taylor Mole (11 points, 4 rebounds) played with maturity beyond her years. Phoenix, who had a horror night from the field (21-80), were led by Lady Charger Kylie McCauley (21 points, 23 rebounds, 1 block, 4 assists) who held her own in her battle with Francis, but with import Klara Wischer missing the game with a serious groin injury and guard Britt Parker struggling with plantar fasciitis of the right foot, they had no answer for the depth of Wellington. Wellington were on top from the opening tip and were never troubled, with Phoenix unable to overcome the mental demons of their previous 2 consecutive grand final losses, Wellington walking away with the easiest of premiership wins on the back of a 28 to 12 first quarter put the game out of reach.
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