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Under-16 Australian teams named for FIBA Asia Championships

Newly appointed Bendigo Spirit WNBL mentor, Tracy York, and Melbourne United assistant coach, Justin Schueller, will lead the Australian teams set to contest upcoming FIBA Under-16 Asia Championships.

Chemist Warehouse Opals finish Canberra training camp with big win over China

The Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals made a triumphant return to Canberra on Thursday night, running away with a commanding 98-63 win over the visiting Chinese team.

Refreshed Jenna O'Hea ready for packed 2019-20 calendar

Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals captain, Jenna O’Hea is heading into a jam-packed period of domestic and national team campaigns feeling “refreshed”, after overcoming some nagging off-season injuries - most notably bone bruising in her foot

Defence sparks Chemist Warehouse Opals win over China

CANBERRA - On the back of a strong defensive performance in the second half, the Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals defeated China 87-76, on Tuesday afternoon.

Boomers fall to France in defensive showdown

The 2019 FIBA World Cup ended in heartbreak for Australia, as the Boomers went down 67-59 to France in the bronze medal game.

Boomers set meet familiar rival in battle for bronze

Sunday night’s bronze medal game against France will be a test of the Boomers’ resilience and focus. Losing in double-overtime to Spain hurts, but the job is not yet done. While gold and silver are off the table, bronze is still there for the taking. 

Boomers drop heartbreaker to Spain in double-overtime

It was heartbreak in Beijing for the Boomers, as they fell to Spain, 95-88, in what could only be described as a battle of epic proportions

Golden opportunity: Boomers face Spain in FIBA World Cup semi-final

Written by Oliver Kay For the Boomers, the time is now. Under the shining lights of the FIBA World Cup, Australia has proven its ability to rise to the occasion, a squad more than capable of matching it with the

Boomers combine physicality with finesse to find success at FIBA World Cup

The Boomers have advanced to the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals with a unique mix of brute strength and finesse, combining longstanding Australian basketball traits with a new wave of electric speed and outside shooting.

Boomers come from behind to topple France in thrilling finish

In arguably the game of the FIBA World Cup so far, Aron Baynes and Patty Mills produced herculean performances to ensure the Boomers remained undefeated, as Australia outlasted France, 100-98.

Australia v France: Boomers set for collision course with lethal French duo

Australia is officially heading to the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup, however, the Boomers’ fate is not completely decided. A loss against France will mean a quarter-final showdown against the USA. In order to avoid that treacherous path, the Boomers must defeat a strong French team with two stars in red hot form.

Still undefeated: Boomers move to 4-0 with win over the Dominican Republic

It wasn’t as easy as some may have predicted, but another strong fourth quarter propelled the Boomers to an 82-76 win over the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Australia improves to 4-0 at the FIBA World Cup, extending their best ever start at the tournament with the win leaving them with one foot in the quarter finals.

Boomers size advantage against Dominican Republic set to play key role

Aron Baynes put on a show against Lithuania, and with Australia’s next opponent being the undersized Dominican Republic, he and Boomers other bigs appear set to have a huge impact. However, Australia will have to be careful not to let their size advantage hurt them on the defensive end.

Clutch Boomers come up huge in thrilling win over Lithuania

“That’s why you love being involved in international basketball,” a smiling head coach, Andrej Lemanis said postgame.

Some of Australia's top female talent set for China Challenge

Some of Australia’s best female talent will get a taste of international basketball this month.

China will come up against the Chemist Warehouse Opals in Canberra on September 19, while the rest of the national squad will form a secondary side to play WNBL, NBL1 and Centre of Excellence teams in the China Challenge.

Boomers grind out tough win over Senegal

The Boomers ground out an 81-68 win over Senegal on Tuesday night, moving to 2-0 at the FIBA World Cup with one game to play in the group stage.