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Opals reverse result against Brazil in China

The Jayco Australian Opals have rectified their Qi Yi Cup loss to Brazil, but beating the powerhouse South American team yesterday in their second match-up, 76-70.

Jackson and Cambage to face off in WNBA clash

Two of basketball’s biggest names are preparing to go head-to-head in the American Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and they are both Australians.

Opals gallant in defeat against China

Before a packed stadium, the Jayco Australian Opals have put up a great fight against a strong China side before succumbing to the home team by eight points this morning, in their third match-up of the Qi Yi Four Nation tournament. The win saw China seal first place in the tournament before a packed home crowd.

Jayco Opals bounce back to snatch win over NZ

The Jayco Australian Opals have withstood a gallant effort from New Zealand to snatch a strong victory in their second match-up of the Qi Yi Cup in China.

Opals fall to Brazil in opening match of Qi Yi Cup

The Jayco Australian Opals have gone down to Brazil in their opening match of the Qi Yi Cup in China, succumbing to the South Americans 67-57 despite a gallant effort from the young side.

Aussie stars in action - WNBA Week 1 Wrap

The 2011 Women’s National Basketball Association season kicked off in the US this week with some of Australia’s best basketball talent taking centre stage.

[Gallery] Images from the Opals & Gems camps at AIS

The Opals and Gems were both at camp this week, the Opals getting their preparations underway as they work towards the Four Nations Tournament in China next week and the FIBA Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in September, while the Gems were preparing for the FIBA U19 World Championship

BA announces Women’s Summer Universiade Team

Basketball Australia is excited to announce the women’s team that will represent Australia at the 26th Summer Universiade (World University Games) in China from 11-23 August, 2011.

Opals wrap camp and choose team for China tour

The Australian Opals have wrapped their four-day camp at the AIS this week, which saw a number of players making their debut for the squad. A team of 12 players were selected to travel to China for a four-nations tournament, which tips off in under a week.

Jayco Opals commence four-day camp at the AIS

An 18-player Jayco Australian Opals squad has gathered at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra today to commence an intense four-day training camp, their first of 2011, in preparation for the Four Nations tournament being held in China later this month.

Basketball world loses a true champion in Margo Dydek

Former WNBA player and Polish National Margo Dydek passed away on the morning of Friday, 27 May, after suffering a heart attack in Brisbane last week.

Jayco Opals to play three game series against China

Basketball Australia in cooperation with Basketball Queensland, is excited to announce that the Australian Jayco Opals will be facing off in a three-game series with the Chinese women’s national basketball team, when they travel to Queensland in late July.

Three Jayco Opals commit to pre-Olympic preparations

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce that three additional Jayco Australian Opals stars will join captain Lauren Jackson in committing to a three-month pre-Olympic exclusivity program to prepare for the London Games.

Jackson signs with Spanish club Ros Casares Valencia

Australian Opal Lauren Jackson will re-establish her successful European playing career after signing on to play with Spanish club Ros Casares Valencia in the 2011/12 season.

Four Australian Jayco Opals head for WNBA

Australian Jayco Opals foursome Jenna O’Hea, Liz Cambage, Belinda Snell and Erin Phillips are all packing their bags as they prepare to depart for the US this week, where they will take up with their respective WNBA sides with the season set to tip-off in under a month.

Erin Phillips traded to Indiana Fever

Australian Opals point guard Erin Phillips has been traded from WNBA club the Seattle Storm to the Indiana Fever ahead of the WNBA season which is set to tip-off in a month’s time.