Monthly Archives: February 2007

Emus squad to take on world

Emus squad to take on world Basketball Australia is proud to announce its 22-man squad for the Under 19 men’s basketball team ahead of the 2007 FIBA U19 world championship, which will take place from July 12-22 in Novi Sad

LJ heats up Korean winter

World Champion defencejobs Opals Captain Lauren Jackson scored a season high 36 points for Korean club side Samsung Bichumi yesterday in their 85-58 victory over Kumho RedWings in the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL), The Korea Times reports. Playing in

Pearls squad announced

At the conclusion of the Ivor Burge Championship for athletes with an intellectual disability in Ballarat last week, the coaching staff of the Australian Pearls women’s basketball team announced a squad of 20 players. With nearly half the squad at

NBL Grand Final preview

The Brisbane Bullets will take on the Melbourne Tigers at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday night in game one of the 2006/07 Philips National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final series. The Bullets head into the match on a league

Rollers: Treseder heads to GB

Murray Treseder has been appointed Head coach of the Great Britain men’s wheelchair basketball team. Up until the recent announcement, Treseder was the Head Coach of the Australian men's wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, since 2001. Australia is ranked number

Mills the man at junior titles

Mills the man at junior titles The Victorian Under 20 women’s and the New South Wales Under 20 men’s basketball teams have won their respective U20 National Championship title games after competition in Ballarat, Victoria last weekend, while Queensland took

Sapphire stars for US college

Sapphire stars for US college Sapphires (Australian U21 women) squad member Amy Lewis (of Hamilton, Victoria) posted a crucial 14-point, 10 rebound double-double in Troy University’s 66-60 victory over Florida Atlantic University at Trojan Arena in Troy, Alabama on Saturday

Opals' LJ drops 40

Opals' LJ drops 40 World Champion defencejobs Opals captain Lauren Jackson scored a season high 40 points for club side Samsung in their 77-66 win over the Kumho Redwings in the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL). Jackson also pulled in 18

Basketball scoops Awards

Basketball Australia would like to extend its heartiest and most sincere congratulations to Jan Stirling, Sally Duncan and the world champion defencejobs Opals team for receiving Australian Sport Awards last night at a star-studded black tie event held at the Crown

Stirling the jewel in Opals crown

Stirling the jewel in Opals crown SHE masterminded Australia's gold-medal win at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne then created history by guiding the Opals to world championship success in Brazil, Peter KOGOY of The Australian writes. From The Australian View

Bogut Watch

Your weekly update on the progress of Australia Post Boomers centre Andrew Bogut in America. Bogut’s Bucks horror run of results continued in February, winning just 1 of their opening 10 games, while still missing several key starters, including star Michael Redd. Bogut is

LJ wins WKBL All-star MVP

LJ wins WKBL All-star MVP World Champion defencejobs Opal Lauren Jackson was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Women's Korean Basketball League (WKBL) All-Star game in Yongin after scoring a game-high 39 points to lead the South to a

Gliders claim silver in Osaka: complete tour recap

Gliders claim silver in Osaka: complete tour recap Tesch named to All-Star Five Liesl Tesch, the Captain of the Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team, has been honoured with selection to the All-Star Five of the Osaka Cup tournament which concluded

Capitals win defencejobs WNBL title

The Canberra Capitals have won back-to-back defencejobs WNBL championships following their 73-59 win over the Sydney Uni Flames at the Penrith Sports Stadium today. To listen to the call on click here. An unanswered 15-point run from the Capitals

Gems to light up Italy

The schedule and roster for the Australian women’s under 19 basketball team’s (the Gems) tour of Italy has been set – and some of it will be Aussie versus Aussie. The tour is a vital part of the Gems’ preparations

Boomer's Bogut flying

FOR a young sportsman living a multi-million dollar dream, Andrew Bogut sounds surprisingly tired and frustrated, writes Ron Reed for The Herald Sun. The 22-year-old Melbourne basketballer's downbeat mood wouldn't have improved much yesterday, either. Download article here Article Source

Sapphires schedule set

FIBA, in cooperation with the Russian Basketball Federation, hosted today in Moscow the draw for the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. The 2nd FIBA U21 World Championship for Women will be played from 29th June to 8th July

Emus headed to Serbia

Serbia and the city of Novi Sad have been awarded the organization of the 8th edition of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men (12th-22nd July 2007), it was announced today by FIBA. The 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship will