Opals schooled by USA

The Australian Defence Force Opals were soundly defeated by the United States in Trenton, New Jersey overnight, 96-64. Without star players Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Kristi Harrower, Belinda Snell and Erin Phillips the Opals were outmuscled and outclassed by their

Air ball on buzzer gives Mercury new life

Phoenix Mercury has come from behind to force a fifth and final game at the 2007 WNBA Finals with a one point victory over Detroit Shock, 77-76. After three lead changes in the final minute, Detroit had a chance on

Russia too hot for Opals

The Australian Defence Force Opals lost to host country Russia in the final of a 4 Nations Tournament in Moscow overnight, 74-51. It was sweet revenge for the Russians, who fell to a full-strength Australian side in the Gold Medal

Opals team for FIBA Oceania Championship announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the twelve athletes selected to represent Australia at the 2007 FIBA Oceania Women’s Championship in Dunedin later this month. Reigning World Champions Australia have already qualified for Beijing, so the remaining teams in Dunedin

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,

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