Monthly Archives: July 2011

Gems fall short against Spain in Semi Final

Australia’s U19 Women’s national basketball team, the Gems, will play off for the Bronze Medal at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, after falling to Spain by six points in their semi final match-up today, 55-49.

Jayco Opals sweep China with big game 3 win in Cairns

The Jayco Australian Opals have capped off their three-game series with the Chinese women’s national basketball team in style, pulling off the sweep with a big 26-point win in Cairns in game three on Saturday night.

Tayla-made victory for Gems sets up semi final berth

Australia’s U19 Women’s national basketball team, the Gems, are through to the semi finals of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, after beating Japan by nine-points in their quarter final match-up today, 92-83

Boomers name Stankovic Cup team

The Boomers team for the Stankovic Cup has been named and includes teenagers Hugh Greenwood and Anthony Drmic.

Quarter Final Preview: Australian Gems v Japan

The Australian Gems take on Japan at 6:30am AEST Saturday morning, in the Quarter Finals of the 2011 FIBA Women's World Championship. As well as following the FIBA LIVE STATS, you can also listen in to a LIVE-streamed radio call of the game.

Jayco Opals hit Cairns for last leg of China series

The Jayco Australian Opals have touched down in Cairns for their game three match-up against China tomorrow night at Bendigo Bank Stadium, Cairns.

Every game for lost coach Paul Simpson

When the Australian Basketball community lost Paul Simpson in tragic circumstances earlier this year, the former Melbourne Tigers junior coach left behind a team of Under 14’s girls that are now determined to honour his memory.

Boomers and Opals Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the all-important 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship series in September, which will see the Australian national men’s and women’s basketball teams - the Boomers and ‘Jayco’ Opals - take on archrivals New Zealand in a unique double-header event for the right to play in London 2012, go on sale today.

Jayco Opals snatch three-point win over China

A dramatic last quarter fight back by the Jayco Australian Opals, saw them snatch victory from China to take a 2-0 lead, securing the advantage heading into Cairns in their three-game series.

[VIDEO] Luc Longley talks Australian hoops

Australian basketball legend Luc Longley gives his perspective on the state of Australian basketball.

Game two of Jayco Opals vs China series a sell out

Game two of the Jayco Australian Opals vs China basketball series, to be battled out tonight in Townsville at the newly completed Townsville RSL Stadium is officially a sell-out.

Gems suffer first loss at U19 World Champs

The Australian U19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, have suffered their first defeat of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women, going down, 75-47, to Brazil in Puerto Montt, Chile today.

AUDIO: Jayco Opals guard Kristen Veal on Radio Sport

Queensland based Kristen Veal caught up with Hamish Neal of Radio Sport National to discuss the current series versus China and what lies ahead for the Jayco Opals.

Injury forces Flanagan out of China series

Jayco Australian Opals point guard Rachael Flanagan has been forced to withdraw from the remainder of the Jayco Opals vs China three-game series after sustaining a knee injury at practice on Monday.

The Gems snatch win over Spain at U19 World Champs

The Australian U19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, have continued their impressive form by snatching a tough four-point win over Spain today.

Jayco Opals eye off second-game victory

The Jayco Australian Opals have arrived in Townsville today, ahead of Thursday night’s game two showdown with China from Townsville RSL Stadium.

Gems remain undefeated at World Championships

The Australian U19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, have continued their unbeaten run at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women, with an 89-46 victory against Chinese Taipei in Puerto Montt, Chile today.

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