1979 NBL Season

Here are the results and statistics from the National Basketball League (Australia) season of 1979.

End of Season Ladder

This is the ladder at the end of season, before the finals. In all, 90 games were played, 18 for each team. The top two teams then went on to play a sudden death Grand Final.
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1
St. Kilda Saints
18
15
3
118
83
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2
Canberra Cannons
18
13
5
104
72
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3
Nunawading Spectres
18
13
5
107
72
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4
West Adelaide Bearcats
18
12
6
109
67
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5
Brisbane Bullets
18
10
8
100
57
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6
Newcastle Falcons
18
8
10
98
44
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7
City of Sydney Astronauts
18
8
10
95
44
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8
Illawarra Hawks
18
5
13
95
28
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9
Bankstown Bruins
18
3
15
91
17
-
10
Glenelg Tigers
18
3
15
88
17
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Final

There was only one final played in this season, and it was contested by the Top 2 teams.

St. Kilda Saints 94 to Canberra Cannons 93

Awards

The MVP was awarded to Ken Richardson of the West Adelaide Bearcats.

The Grand Final MVP was awarded to Larry Sengstock of the St. Kilda Saints.

tats

Points Per Game

#Calvin Bruton - 33.2 PPG (18 games for the Bullets)
#Ken Richardson - 26.2 PPG (18 games for the Bearcats)
#Dave Ankeney - 26.1 PPG (18 games for the Falcons)
#Jim Slacke - 23.8 PPG (18 games for the Hawks)
#Cal Stamp - 23.3 PPG (18 games for the Cannons)

Field Goal %

#Dave Ankeney - 50.0% (18 games for the Falcons) (165/330)
#Dan Riley - 50.0% (18 games for the Falcons) (146/292)
#Glen Ryan - 50.0% (17 games for the Falcons) (63/126)
#Darrell Corcoran - 50.0% (18 games for the Westars) (66/132)
#Richard Dunphy - 50.0% (16 games for the Westars) (109/218)

Foul Shot %

#Jim Slacke - 80.8% (63/78)
#David Leslie - 80.6% (54/67)
#David Symth - 78.7% (48/61)
#Calvin Bruton - 78.5% (113/144)
#Gary Fox - 77.8% (49/63)


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