Rollers clinch international series over Great Britain

The Australian Men's Wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, claimed an unbeatable 3-nil lead in the four game international series being played against Great Britain last night after winning game three 69-67 in front of a strong local crowd at the Shellharbour

Gems lose to Serbia, quarter final clash with Spain

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, suffered their first defeat at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic this morning, losing 64-57 to Serbia. Although every Australian scored points, poor ball handling, particularly in the

Gems shine to make it 5-from-5

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, registered their fifth straight win, a gutsy 85-79 victory over the Czech Republic at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic this morning. With five players scoring nine points

Australian World Uni Games basketball teams depart for Thailand

The Australian men’s and women’s basketball teams selected to represent Australia at the 2007 World University Summer Games will depart Sydney at 4:40pm today on flight BA10 bound for Thailand.   The World University Games are held every two years

Jackson surges into MVP favoritism

World Champion defencejobs Opals captain Lauren Jackson was today named the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Western Conference Player of the Week. Playing for the Seattle Storm, it is Jackson’s second consecutive Player of the Week award, her fourth this

Gems beat Canada, improve to 4-and-0

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, remained undefeated at the FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic after a comfortable 70-55 win over Canada tonight. The 15-point win is the first of the Gems three crossover games

Gems hold off Sweden for third win

The Australian under-19 women’s basketball team defeated Sweden 72-68 at the FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic overnight, ending the Scandinavians’ unbeaten run at the tournament. The victory was the third on the trot for the Gems, who now

Magic Mills departs for USA

Popular Australia Post Boomers young gun Patrick Mills will depart Australia tomorrow morning bound for Saint Mary’s College in San Francisco, California. He will be available to all media at Sydney International Airport (Qantas, Terminal 1) from 11:15am until 12

Rollers glide past Great Britain

The Australian Men’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, eased passed Great Britain 65-51 in game two of their four-game international series at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Perth last night. The 14-point win follows the Rollers' powerful 75-49 victory

Rollers crush Great Britain

The Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, opened their four-game international series against arch rival Great Britain with a convincing 75-49 win at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Perth last night. A scintillating opening quarter combined with a

Gems pound Brazil to start Worlds

The Australian under 19 women’s basketball team thrashed Brazil in the opening game of the World Championship in the Slovak Republic overnight, 84-51. Playing in the nation’s capital, Bratislava, the Gems “did it for the Emus”, Australia’s under 19 men’s

Gems overcome Mali, move to 2-and-0

The Australian under 19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, have defeated Mali 80-65 to remain undefeated after two games at the FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic. South Australians Abby Bishop and Mia Newley scored 13 points apiece to

Boomers depart Sydney bound for Europe

The Australia Post Boomers will depart Sydney International Airport on SQ222 at 3:40pm tomorrow, Friday July 27. Head Coach Brian Goorjian and all players, including brand new Australian Darnell Mee, 2007 NBL MVP Sam Mackinnon of the Brisbane Bullets, European

Ogilvy and Emus arrive home

The Australian Under 19 men’s basketball team, the Emus, will arrive at Sydney International Airport (Terminal 1B) on flight QF2 at 2:50pm this afternoon. The Emus claimed fifth at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia this week,

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

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