Shock edge Mercury in Game 3

Australian Defence Force Opal Penny Taylor posted 16 points and a game high 14 rebounds but it was not enough to ensure victory for Phoenix Mercury, who fell to Detroit today in the third game of the WNBA Finals, 88-83.

Opals defeat China to reach Final

The Australian Defence Force Opals will play Russia tomorrow in the Final of a 4 Nations Tournament in Moscow after defeating China overnight 77-70. Featuring eleven members of its World Championship Silver Medallist team, Russia defeated the Opals by three

Jackson withdrawal opens door for young Bishop

Basketball Australia can confirm that Lauren Jackson will not play for the Australian Defence Force Opals in their two matches against the United States next week. It was hoped that Jackson would overcome niggling injuries to lead the reigning World

Russia tops Opals in dying moments

The Australian Defence Force Opals overnight in Vidnoje, Russia fought a hard and physically demanding battle against the host nation only to lose the lead with seconds remaining on the clock. A pair of free throws by Russia sealed the

Opals win OT thriller

The Australian Defence Force Opals won the first game of a 4 Nations Tournament played in Moscow overnight by defeating Lithuania in overtime, 80-78. Trailing by 2 points with eight seconds remaining, Laura Summerton launched an inbounds pass the length

Taylor honored then defeated

Victorian Penny Taylor was today named alongside Lauren Jackson in the All-WNBA First Team before falling to Detroit Shock in the opening game of the WNBA Finals. Playing for Phoenix Mercury, Taylor put in a superb performance to lead all

Jackson named MVP of WNBA

World Champion defencejobs Opals Captain Lauren Jackson has capped off her record breaking season in America’s WNBA by being awarded the 2007 Most Valuable Player Award. It is the second time Jackson has won the prestigious award, having taken home

Gliders headline Wheelchair finals action

The finals for the 2007 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) will be played at the Knox Basketball Stadium in Melbourne this weekend following the completion of the home and away season. The Hills Hornets (NSW), Goudkamp Gladiators (NSW) and

Walker to coach wheelies

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that Mark Walker has been appointed Head Coach of the Australian Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team. Walker coached the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, to a Gold Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics

Jackson back in bodysuit

Australian Defence Force Opals captain Lauren Jackson will suit up for the national team she led to World Championship glory when the Opals play two games against the United States next month. Jackson, along with US-based World Champions Tully Bevilaqua

Boomers flight details Syd-Bris and training times

The Australia Post Boomers will be available to media at Sydney Airport on Thursday morning at 8:45am prior to their departure for Brisbane. They will depart Sydney Domestic Terminal 3 on QF516 at 10:05am. They will arrive at Brisbane Airport

Boomers shootaround open to media

All media are invited to attend the Australia Post Boomers’ shootaround session at the Sydney Entertainment Centre tomorrow morning from 9:30am to 11:00am. Australia plays New Zealand in the second game of the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship on Wednesday

Tall Blacks close training to media

Basketball New Zealand would like to inform all Australian media that their training sessions over the next three days in Melbourne are closed to the media. The Tall Blacks are preparing to take on the Australia Post Boomers at the

Boomers and Tall Blacks in Melbourne

Media will have numerous opportunities to access the Australia Post Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks over the next three days in Melbourne. The Boomers and Tall Blacks are undergoing final preparations for the 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship,

Mackinnon named as Boomers captain

Brisbane Bullet Sam Mackinnon has been named as captain of the Australia Post Boomers for their three-match clash with the New Zealand Tall Blacks. Mackinnon has represented Australia at two Olympic Games and two World Championships and won Gold Medals

Boomers team to take on Tall Blacks announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the twelve athletes selected to take on the New Zealand Tall Blacks next week. The 2007 FIBA Oceania Men’s Championship begins on Monday August 20 at the Vodafone Arena in Melbourne and continues on

World Uni Games Women beat China

The Australian Women’s World University Games team comfortably defeated China 68-41 in their second match of the 2007 World University Games (WUG) in Bangkok, Thailand overnight. Bouncing back from their narrow loss to Brazil yesterday, the Australians physical presence proved

Bishop leads Gems to convincing win

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, will play for fifth spot at the 2007 FIBA World Championship after belting the Czech Republic 89-66 this morning. The Gems responded well after they were knocked out of medal contention