Horwood looks for Redbacks glory before handing baton on KEITH Horwood always put a self-imposed three-year timeline on his return to the Perth Redbacks and now in his third season he is confident he has a team capable of maki...
Coaching Willetton the fit that suits Black perfectly THIS time 12 months ago Stephen Black was happy with life working at Wesley College and helping his dad with the Willetton Tigers. He is now almost a year into life as a...
MSBL Player of the Week - Rnd 1 THE week one Men’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Dwayne Benjamin of the S&K Electrical Geraldton Buccaneers.
WSBL Player of the Week - Rnd 1 THE week one Women’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded Chelsea Belcher of the Sixty 30 Joondalup City Wolves.

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Week 1 Sunday Men's SBL results

THE opening round of the 2017 Men's SBL season concluded on Sunday with the Geraldton Buccaneers and East Perth Eagles both winning their second games for the weekend.
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Week 1 Saturday night Women's SBL results

THERE were three strong contests in the Women's SBL on Saturday night with the Joondalup Wolves, Lakeside Lightning and Mandurah Magic recording hard fought Round 1 victories.
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Week 1 Saturday night men's SBL results

THE Perth Redbacks got their second win of the weekend to open the 2017 Men's SBL season on Saturday night while the Geraldton Buccaneers, Joondalup Wolves, Lakeside Lightning and Willetton Tigers all started with victories too.
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Week 1 Friday night men's SBL results

SHAWN Redhage and Alex Loughton lighting it up for the Perth Redbacks in the SBL was the story of the opening night but the Stirling Senators also made a statement with a stunning upset over the Perry Lakes Hawks.
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Week 1 Friday night women's SBL results

THE East Perth Eagles, Rockingham Flames and Perry Lakes Hawks all opened the 2017 Women's SBL season with home victories on Friday night.
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2017 Men's SBL season preview

IT is hard to find a team that doesn’t look to have improved coming into the 2017 Men's SBL season ahead of Friday night's tip-off.
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2017 Women's SBL season preview

THE 2017 Women's SBL season is shaping up as an exciting one with the majority of teams stocking up with one or two restricted players and with some of the best local talent that has been in the league in a long time.
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Loughton joins Redhage as Redbacks open season with a bang

THE Perth Redbacks could have the most experienced and accomplished frontcourt in SBL history to start the 2017 season with Alex Loughton signed to join Shawn Redhage.
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Clarke to keep backing his way with young Suns

KALAMUNDA Eastern Suns coach Michael Clarke is continuing to back his playing style entering his second season coaching in the SBL and is looking forward to seeing more improvement from his increasingly youthful group.
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No playing return as 'Doccy' puts full faith in Lady Hawks

FORGET your bets on when Deanna Smith will hit the floor this season for the Perry Lakes Hawks. She is fully focused on coaching and is comfortable doing so because of the full faith she has in her playing group entering the 2017 SBL season.
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Senators look to make noise despite tough preparation

THE preparation for the 2017 SBL season might have been far from ideal for the Stirling Senators, but by no means does that mean that coach Mike Ellis isn't looking to still make an impact and not just make up the numbers.
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Samuelson backing in young Flames for the long haul

BRAD Samuelson felt ready to be a head coach in the SBL and is looking forward to undertaking that journey at the Rockingham Flames with a group he has helped grow up into senior players.
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Success within reach of Buccs as Evans returns to coach

BEING involved in last year's stirring run reignited Ray Evans' passion to coach and he is hoping to take the Geraldton Buccaneers one or two steps further in the 2017 SBL season.
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No excuses for Redbacks women heading into 2017

WITH the club giving him the support to add an import to a talented and experienced playing group, Keith Horwood knows there is no excuses for the Perth Redbacks heading into the 2017 SBL season.
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Little reason for change at Wolfpack ahead of another run

HAVING played in four of the past six men's SBL grand finals, there was little reason for Joondalup Wolves coach Ben Ettridge to change much coming into 2017 with his core group recommitting but he couldn’t be happier with the way his two signings are shaping up.
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New coach Knowles turns Suns onto up-tempo game style

THEY might not be quite as purely talented on paper as last year but sometimes that can be a good thing if all the pieces fit and new Kalamunda Eastern Suns coach Tom Knowles is looking forward to unleashing his up-tempo style of play.
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Trahair returns tasked with lifting Magic back up

AARON Trahair has returned to the Mandurah Magic this time as a coach and with a new facility to play and train out of, a vastly retooled playing squad and returns of Andrew Bowman and Taylor Mullenax he is looking forward to the 2017 SBL season.
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First full session gives Clarke glimpse into Senators potential

ONE training session this year with his full group and Glenn Clarke couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he heads into the 2017 women's SBL season expecting improvement from the Stirling Senators.
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Young players won't be forgotten as Giants look to rebound

WINNING and returning to the SBL playoffs is obviously the aim for new Goldfields Giants coach Lou Causer coming into 2017, but he isn’t losing sight of the fact of continuing to develop the young players who got their chances in 2016 either.
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Flames restock to go again despite loss of mass star power

REPLACING Sami Whitcomb, Darcee Garbin and Ifunanya Ibekwe might seem a daunting task and indeed it has been for Rockingham Flames coach Ryan Petrik, but they appear to have enough pieces to ensure they will still be around the mark in 2017.
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Tigers reload in attempt to go back-to-back

THE dream team of Kate Malpass and Sami Whitcomb won't eventuate with the Willetton Tigers due to a little thing called the WNBA, but Malpass has recommitted, Stacey Barr is on board as well an import big as Simon Parker aims for back-to-back SBL championships.
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Lackovic excited about Redbacks' youth and leadership

PERTH Redbacks coach Nik Lackovic is as excited and motivated for the 2017 SBL season as he can remember not because of the potential signings to come, but because of his young brigade well led by some quality experience.
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Grand final heartache a motivator for Lady Wolfpack

AFTER going so close in 2016 there was never going to be a need for much to change at the Joondalup Wolves coming into the 2017 Women's SBL season with Craig Friday's group primed and ready to make amends for that grand final defeat.
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Magic women ready to take next step in 2017

THE legend Casey Mihovilovich is back for another crack, he has added a playmaking import and a current WNBL grand finalist with his young players another year older leading to Mandurah Magic coach Randy Miegel entering the 2017 SBL season feeling good.
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Depth, team work the key to Tigers despite star power

DESPITE having a starting five the envy of most in the SBL, it is the Willetton Tigers' depth and their ability to play as a team and sacrifice for one another that coach Steve Black is most excited about entering his first full season in charge.
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Nix shoots to bring success back to hometown Slammers

AFTER four years coaching the Perry Lakes Hawks, Charles Nix felt it was time for a change and he could think of nothing better than coaching his hometown South West Slammers as he looks to bring success back to the Bunbury SBL club.
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Redhage to go full tilt with Redbacks after retiring a Wildcats legend

HE has now retired an NBL and Perth Wildcats legend with four championships and six club MVP awards to his name, but Shawn Redhage has never been one to go into cruise mode and that's not how he's approaching the start to his SBL career with the Perth Redbacks.
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2017 SBL Fixtures

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2017 SBL Fixtures Released

The State Basketball League has released the fixtures for the 2017 Season with some exciting new additions to this years schedule.
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