Article courtesy of – The 2012 SEABL statistical award winners have been announced today, with Geelong’s Kimmani Barret and Launceston’s Sara Blicavs both winning the leading scorer title in their first year in the competition.

Barrett’s numbers are simply outstanding. The Supercat averaged 26.0 points per night, and not once did he score less than 16 points in a game. His highest individual game total was 37 against NW Tasmania in round 4. On 18 occasions he scored 20 points or more – an amazing stat considering he played 21 games before his season was tragically cut short with an ACL injury. On five occasions he scored 30 points or more.

Blicavs numbers were just as impressive. Over 24 games played, she averaged 20.5 points per, and was the only player in the league to crack the 20.0 mark. She scored 20 points or more on 15 occasions, and her personal high of 33 came against Albury-Wodonga in round 14. She closed the season out in spectacular fashion. Over her final 9 games, she only slipped below 20 once, and that was a 19-point effort against Nunawading in round 16.

Another first-year player, Caila Desroches from the Hobart Lady Chargers, took out the women’s leading rebounder award with 12.5 boards per night, while rebounding machine Eric Gaff from NW Tasmania claimed his first league rebounding title with 13-plus boards a game. Gaff also led the league in blocked shots per game with over 3 rejections a night, while Sandringham’s Leah Swain was a presence in the paint with nearly 2 blocks per game.

Shane McDonald from Nunawading streaked the field in assists averaging 7.1 dimes per game, well clear of the rest of the competition, while Geelong’s Deanna Smith was the leading female in that category with 4.8 apg, just ahead of Kelly Wilson and Sarah Parsons with 4.6 each.

Geelong’s list of statistical award winners grows with Nick Owusu taking out the highest steals average per game, and Deanna Smith was also the leading female pickpocket. Respectively they averaged 2.4 and 2.9 steals each night. Albury-Wodonga’s Jazzmarr Ferguson took out the Golden Hands award, while Sarah Parsons claimed her second-straight and fourth overall Golden Hands award.

Finally, the shooting percentages deserves some recognition. Nunawading’s Simon Conn was a lock from the floor with 59% field goal percentage. Sean Carroll of Knox was the most lethal from downtown with an average of over 46% from deep. Tim Coenraad was automatic from the free-throw line. He was the only player above 90% with 90.4 from the charity stripe.

In the women’s shooting, Brisbane’s Holly Smith was the only player to average better than 50% from the field, while Hobart’s Lindsay Laur was unconscious at the free throw line with 89.9%. Odette Andrew from Knox has emerged as the third scoring threat at the Raiders this year, and when you lead the league in three-point percentage at 42.2%, it’s not hard to see why.

The Golden Hands Award is determined by adding Assists and Steals, then subtracting the turnovers to give a total, and then averaged per game.

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