2017–18 Úrvalsdeild kvenna (basketball)

The 2017–18 Úrvalsdeild kvenna was the 61st season of the Úrvalsdeild kvenna, the top tier women's basketball league on Iceland. The season started on October 4, 2017[1] and concluded on April 30, 2018, with Haukar winning their fourth title after beating Valur 3–2 in the Úrvalsdeild finals.[2] Helena Sverrisdóttir was named the Playoffs MVP after averaging 20.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 10.8 assists in the finals series.[3]

Domino's deild kvenna1
Competition details
Teams 8
Dates October 4, 2017 – April 30, 2018
TV Stöð 2 Sport
Final positions
Champions Haukar
Runners-up Valur
Semifinalists Keflavík, Skallagrímur
Relegated Njarðvík
Awards
Finals MVP Helena Sverrisdóttir
Domestic MVP Helena Sverrisdóttir
Foreign MVP Danielle Rodriguez
Statistical leaders
Points Carmen Tyson-Thomas
34.0
Rebounds Shalonda Winton
18.5
Assists Brittanny Dinkins
9.2
Records
Highest scoring Keflavík 107–92 Skallagrímur
(25 October 2017)
Winning streak Keflavík, Haukar
14 games
Losing streak Njarðvík
26 games
All statistics correct as of 30 April 2018.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Úrvalsdeild kvenna.

Competition format

The participating teams first play a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent twice "home" and twice "away" for a total of 28 games. The top four teams qualify for the championship playoffs whilst the bottom team will be relegated to Division 1.

Teams

Team City, Region Arena Head coach
Breiðablik Kópavogur Smárinn Hildur Sigurðardóttir
Haukar Hafnarfjörður Schenkerhöllin Ingvar Þór Guðjónsson
Keflavík Keflavík TM Höllin Sverrir Þór Sverrisson
Njarðvík Njarðvík Ljónagryfjan Ragnar Halldór Ragnarsson
Skallagrímur Borgarnes Fjósið Ari Gunnarsson
Snæfell Stykkishólmur Fjárhúsið Ingi Þór Steinþórsson
Stjarnan Garðabær Ásgarður Pétur Már Sigurðsson
Valur Reykjavík Valshöllin Darri Freyr Atlason

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableReplaced withDate of appointment
Njarðvík Agnar GunnarssonEnd of contract-Pre-season Hallgrímur Brynjólfsson7 May 2017[4]
Valur Ari GunnarssonEnd of contract[5]- Darri Freyr Atlason3 April 2017[6]
Skallagrímur Manuel Angel Rodriguez EscuderoSacked[7]25 May 2017 Ricardo González Dávila3 June 2017[8]
Skallagrímur Ricardo González DávilaSacked[9]14 January 20186th Ari Gunnarsson16 January 2018[10]
Njarðvík Hallgrímur BrynjólfssonSacked19 January 20188th Ragnar Halldór Ragnarsson19 January 2018[11]

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Haukar 28 21 7 2236 2006 +230 42 Qualification to playoffs
2 Keflavík 28 20 8 2295 2107 +188 40
3 Valur 28 19 9 2200 1975 +225 38
4 Skallagrímur 28 14 14 2150 2135 +15 28
5 Stjarnan 28 14 14 2040 2008 +32 28
6 Snæfell 28 12 16 2007 2072 65 24
7 Breiðablik 28 11 17 1931 2083 152 22
8 Njarðvík 28 1 27 1781 2254 473 2 Relegated
Updated to match(es) played on 26 March 2018. Source: Úrvalsdeild kvenna 2017-18


Playoffs

The playoffs are played between the four first qualified teams with a 1-1-1-1-1 format, playing seeded teams games 1, 3 and 5 at home.

Bracket

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Haukar 3
4 Skallagrímur 0
1 Haukar 3
3 Valur 2
2 Keflavík 1
3 Valur 3

Updated to match(es) played on 30 April 2018. Source: KKÍ

Semifinals

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg
Haukar 3–0 Skallagrímur 88–74 75–64 77–63
Keflavík 1–3 Valur 77–88 87–80 95–7982–99

Final

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg4th leg5th leg
Haukar 3–2 Valur 85–68 76–80 96–8566–6874–70

Notable occurrences

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