Monthly Archives: April 2007

Mackinnon to join new team

Mackinnon to join new team Australia Post Boomer and reigning National Basketball League MVP Sam Mackinnon will suit up for the Maroochydore Clippers in Queensland on Monday. The 2006 Gaze Medal recipient will play for the Under 16 boy’s rep

Goorjian press conference tomorrow morning

Basketball Australia will host a press conference with Australia Post Boomers Head Coach Brian Goorjian in Sydney tomorrow. Goorjian will discuss the intentions of players Andrew Bogut, David Andersen, Matthew Nielsen and others at the press conference, as well as

Opals squad announced

Basketball Australia has announced a 26-woman defencejobs Opals squad for its campaign to follow World Championship Gold with Olympic Gold. All 12 World Champion defencejobs Opals have been retained, including Adelaide Lightning guard Erin Phillips, who is recovering from a

Cowgirls ride into town

The Australian Under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, take on 2007 US Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) champions, the Wyoming Cowgirls, at the Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium in Melbourne tonight. The Cowgirls, with AIS graduate and WNIT season MVP Hannah

Ingles on court for Boomers

Basketball sensation Joe Ingles will don the Australian colours for the first time tomorrow when he takes the court alongside Boomers veteran Jason Smith. Ingles and Smith will conduct a clinic for 100 children of Australia Post staff at the

Goorjian back in town

Australia Post Boomers Head Coach Brian Goorjian returns to Australia early next week after completing a world tour that included visits to four countries. Goorjian visited Australian players and foreign coaches in Germany, Russia, Lithuania and the United States to

Andersen motivates Moscow

Australia Post Boomers squad member David Andersen will play in the Final Four of the prestigious Euroleague competition. Andersen’s Russian club side CSKA Moscow advanced after defeating Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv in the quarter final playoffs, 92-71. The 212cm Victorian

NWBL names 2007 life members

The National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) is pleased to announce that the following persons were elected as NWBL Life Members on Thursday, April 12 during the Annual Council Meeting. Troy Andrew               Adelaide Thunder Ross Dewell                 NSW David Gould                Adelaide Thunder

Nielsen leads Vilnius in Championship decider

Nielsen leads Vilnius in Championship decider Australia Post Boomers forward Matthew Nielsen led his Lithuanian club side Lietuvos Rytas in the final of the ULEB Cup in Belgium overnight. But it wasn’t enough to stop Real Madrid from winning their

Gems squad cut to 16

The squad for Australia’s under 19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, has been condensed to 16 players. The athletes that did not make the reduced squad were Louella Tomlinson (AIS), Hope Terdich (Melbourne) and Stephanie Cumming (Dandenong). The reduction was

Sapphires squad cut to 15

The squad for Australia’s under 21 women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, has been condensed to 15 players. The reduction was made final after a four day camp in Dandenong, Victoria, over the Easter long weekend. The athletes that did not

Harrower eyes French title

World Champion defencejobs Opal Kristi Harrower has led her French club side Valenciennes to their seventh consecutive minor premiership. Playing in her fifth French season, the pint-sized playmaker averaged 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals over 25

Jackson falls short in Korea

 She may be hailed as the best female basketball player in the world, but on this day an American called Taj McWilliams-Franklin had Lauren Jackson’s number. A WNBA All-Star and 8 year veteran of the American league, McWilliams-Franklin scored 37

Gems double up on Japan

Yesterday’s Game 2 went into overtime. Today, the Gems weren’t taking any chances. Australia’s Under 19 women’s basketball team trounced Japan at the AIS Arena in Canberra this afternoon by 65 points, 129-64. Adelaide’s Cayla Francis led Australia with 23

Gems roll Japan in OT

 The Australian Gems showed great composure to defeat Japan at the AIS Arena in Canberra last night, clawing back the lead on three separate occasions to record a 113-107 victory in overtime. The Gems trailed by 14 points in the

Jackson victorious in cliffhanger

Jackson victorious in cliffhanger    Lauren Jackson has led her Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL) team Samsung Bichumi to victory over the Shinhan Bank S-Birds in the 4th game of the best-of-five Grand Finals Series in Seoul this afternoon, 69-68.

Gems down Japanese tourists

 The Australian Under19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, recorded a comfortable win over the Japanese Under19 women’s national team at the AIS Arena in Canberra last night, 96-74. The Japanese are touring Australia to prepare for the 2007 FIBA World

Ettridge to lead Rollers

Ettridge to lead Rollers Ben Ettridge, the Head Coach of the 2006 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) Champion Perth Wheelcats, has been named as the Head Coach of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Team, the Rollers. Ettridge replaces Murray Treseder, who