China tops Opals to clinch series

The Australian defencejobs Opals completed their 16-day tour of Asia with a 71-64 loss in the final game of a 3-match test series against China in Yixing overnight. Led by star centre Nan Chen (24 points, 8 rebounds), the home

Boomers squad ready for Europe – and Kiwis

Following a highly successful 7-day training camp on the Gold Coast, Basketball Australia and Boomers Head Coach Brian Goorjian have selected a 14 man squad that they believe has the talent and drive to beat New Zealand. Recently beset by

Australia to clash with Great Britain

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, will play a four-game international series in Perth and Sydney against fierce rivals Great Britain, beginning tomorrow.   Great Britain will play the final game of

Opals set up showdown with China

The Australian defencejobs Opals avenged Friday’s five point loss to China by taking victory in the second game of the series in Yanxhou, China overnight, 73-67. Sydney Uni Flames power forward Natalie Porter led Australia with 15 points and 9

Opals suffer first defeat in 10 months

The Australian defencejobs Opals tasted defeat for the first time on their 16 day tour of Asia with a 64-59 loss to the Chinese National team in Shanghai overnight. The Opals have not been defeated since September 2006, when they

Emus’ World Championship finals schedule announced

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team will play their Quarter Final match at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia against Brazil. The match will tip off at 11:45pm tonight, Friday July 20. A free live webcast of

WNBA Champion Penny Taylor touches down in Melbourne

Media are advised that basketball star Penny Taylor will arrive at Melbourne Airport on United Airlines flight 839 at 9:35am tomorrow morning (Thursday). Taylor scored 30 points to lead Phoenix Mercury to their maiden WNBA Championship in the United States

Newley down, possibly out

Basketball Australia can confirm that Brad Newley rolled his left ankle while training with the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today. He will undergo scans tomorrow to determine the degree of damage, but it is thought that he

Schenscher joins Boomers camp

On Monday it was Brad Newley; today it’s Luke Schenscher. The 25-year old, 216cm giant from South Australia joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today after playing five games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer

Opals win William Jones Cup

The Australian defencejobs Opals completed a clean sweep of the 29th William Jones Cup overnight, downing Chinese Taipei 74-44 to claim the championship. Playing in front of a parochial and raucous home crowd, the Opals had to withstand a lightning start by

Determined Aussie Emus 5-0 at World Championship

The Australian Men’s Under 19 basketball team, the Emus, continued their unbeaten run at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia this morning with a tense 79-78 win over Argentina. The Emus were ahead by 20-points at three

Newley back from NBA, bounces into Boomers camp

Boomers guard Brad Newley joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast last night fresh from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.Drafted last month with the 54th pick, the 201cm guard played three games for the Houston Rockets

New Emus World Championship schedule announced

Match times for Australia’s three crossover games at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia have been confirmed. After victories over Turkey, Nigeria and Canada, Australia advanced to the crossover round with a number 1 seed. Four teams

Francis named Rookie of the Year

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) star forward Cayla Francis has been named the 2006/07 defencejobs WNBL Bettie Watson Rookie of the Year. The 18-year-old South Australian scored 278 points at an average of 13.2 points per game and tallied 177

Opals show Kiwis who is world’s best

Swarming team defence remained the common theme as the Australian defencejobs Opals overcame neighbours New Zealand 99-52 to remain unbeaten in the 29th William Jones Cup in Chinese Taipei overnight. After a fiercely contested first half, the World Champions were

Emus fight off Nigeria at Worlds

The Australian men’s under-19 basketball team has notched its second win at the World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia, defeating a determined Nigerian side 77-73. Playing less than 24 hours after their victory against Turkey the Emus never trailed, but

Emus cane Canada, advance as top seed

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team remains undefeated after three games at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia after defeating Canada 81-70. After previous victories over Turkey and Nigeria, Australia now heads into the cross over round

Opals crush USA in Taipei

The World Champion defencejobs Opals maintained an unblemished record in the 29th William Jones Cup last night with a polished, yet hard earned 72-40 win over the United States Athletes in Action team. With Coach Jan Stirling maintaining her regime