Baynes shines, Cougars fall in Sweet 16

Australia Post Boomers squad member Aron Baynes put in a solid performance against America’s best college player Tyler Hansbrough but the Washington State Cougars fell to North Carolina this afternoon, 68-47. Named dual players of the game, Baynes held Hansbrough

Cooper and four other Aussies advance to Div II Final 4

Luke Cooper’s Anchorage Alaska Seawolves have advanced to the Final 4 of the NCAA Division II championships in Springfield, Massachussettes after defeating California of Pennsylvania in a cliffhanger this morning, 55-52. Cooper, a senior and the team’s captain, shot 3-8 from

Frankston gets a boost

The Frankston District Basketball Centre will be boosted by a series of upgrades to improve existing facilities thanks to $60,000 from the Brumby Government, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, James Merlino, announced this week.   Minister Merlino said the grant

Phillips eyes off Opals spot

THE celebrations have finally ended and Erin Phillips is ready for the next challenge – winning a spot on the Opals roster for the Beijing Olympics, writes Scott Gullan for The Daily Telegraph. It's fair to say the 22-year-old Adelaide

Knight in All WCC team

Tasmania forward and Australian Emus representative, Matthew Knight, has been selected first-team All-WCC in his junior year at Loyola Marymount University. The men's basketball team continues to add to its impressive turn around under first-year Head Coach Rodney Tention as

Vision of Opals v Tall Ferns Oceania Championship Final

Vision of Saturday night’s 2007 FIBA Oceania Women’s Championship Final between the Australian Defence Force Opals and the New Zealand Tall Ferns will be made available to all television networks from Globecast Sydney via DVOC from 7:00pm to 7:30pm AET.

Opals give Fiji a baptism of fire

The scoreboard will show it a mismatch, but gallant Fiji never stopped trying in their showdown against reigning world champions Australia at the FIBA Oceania Championship in Dunedin overnight. Always battling the odds, the South Pacific champions were able to

Opals all gold in NZ

Jet-lagged and well below full strength, the world champion Australian Defence Force Opals showed they had more than enough depth to handle their closest opposition in their own neighbourhood, defeating the NZ Tall Ferns 78-46 in the opening game of

ADF WNBL season launches next week

Media are hereby invited to the launch of the 2007/08 Australian Defence Force WNBL season at the Dandenong Basketball Stadium next Wednesday at 11am. With the inclusion of two new teams – Bendigo Spirit and Christchurch Sirens – this season

Opals departing for New Zealand

The Australian Defence Force Opals players and coaches will be available to media between 8:00am and 8:20am tomorrow morning at the Air New Zealand check-in counter at Sydney International Airport. The Opals will depart Sydney on flight NZ782 at 9:50am

Opals go to the wire against Team USA

Missing all five starting players from the 2006 World Championship team, the Australian Defence Force Opals have fallen agonisingly short of upsetting the world’s number 1 women’s basketball team in Connecticut this morning. Beaten by 32-points on Monday night in

Taylor wins Championship – and fight – for Phoenix: VISION

Television broadcasters wishing to obtain vision of Taylor’s epic night at the WNBA Finals can see a full replay of the fifth and deciding game at 4:00pm AEST on ESPN. Duration: 2hours.For a full box score head to 108

Taylor wins Championship – and fight – for Phoenix

In the fifth and deciding game of the toughest women’s basketball league in the world, an Australian has led her team to Championship glory. Victoria’s Penny Taylor led all scorers with 30 points as Phoenix Mercury outlasted Detroit Shock 108-92

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.

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