Monthly Archives: June 2007

Boomer Newley drafted by Houston Rockets

Australia Post Boomers squad member Brad Newley was today drafted at pick number 54 by National Basketball Association (NBA) club the Houston Rockets. “I am absolutely over the moon,” he said. “It has been a dream of mine for a

Aussies suffer last gasp loss to Team USA

The Australian Under 21 Women’s Basketball team, the Sapphires, suffered a heartbreaking 90-88 loss to the United States in their opening game of the 2007 World Championships at the SK Vidnoje Basketball Hall in Vidnoje, Russia tonight. Despite leading for

Australia Post Boomers await NBA Draft

Australia Post Boomers squad member Brad Newley will be watching the 2007 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft with much anticipation tomorrow morning. Newley, a Gold Medalist at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2007 FIBA World Championship player, is aiming

Sapphires win Pre-World Championships tournament

The Australian Women’s Under 21 basketball team, the Sapphires, won the Four-Nation Pre-World Championship Tournament in Spain over the weekend, winning all of their three games. The Sapphires recorded powerful wins over China, 93-52, Brazil, 94-77, and a gritty 75-68

Jackson, Taylor and Snell carve up WNBA

World Champion defencejobs Opals Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor and Belinda Snell all scored 2007 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) season highs over night. Jackson equalled her WNBA career high, dropping 35 points as well as grabbing 10 rebounds to lead

Boomers win 4-nations, beat China

The Australia Post Boomers won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation. The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73,

Sapphires begin World Championship campaign

The Australian Women’s Under 21 Basketball Team, the Sapphires, departed Australia yesterday bound for a three game pre-World Championship tournament in Madrid, Spain. The Sapphires will play games against China, Brazil and host nation Spain before heading to Russia on

Boomers go down by one in final seconds

The Australia Post Boomers were defeated 64-63 by Italy in Zongshan Zhi, China overnight, the first loss of their nine-day tour. The Italians hit a free throw in the dying seconds of the game to register the one point win

Aussie Deaf teams arrive in China for World Championships

The Australian Women’s Deaf basketball team, the Geckos, and the Australian Men’s Deaf basketball team, the Goannas, arrived in Guangzhou, China yesterday ahead of the 2nd World Deaf Basketball Championships. After 18 months of planning and training both Australian teams

Opals team selected for China tour

Following a successful intensive training camp on the Gold Coast, an 11-member defencejobs Opals team has been selected to compete in the William Jones Tournament and a three-game series against the Chinese National team in July. The defencejobs Opals will depart

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

The virus plagued Australia Post Boomers registered their fourth win in as many games in Zhuai, China overnight, courageously defeating Croatia 82-79. Head Coach Brian Goorjian was so ill with a virus he was forced to stay at the team

Virus riddled Boomers make it three-from-three

Despite half the team and several members of the coaching staff being struck down by a severe virus, the Australia Post Boomers registered a gutsy 75-54 win over Italy in Jiangmen City in China overnight. Sydney King Ian Crosswhite has

Gliders claim Silver

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, were tonight narrowly defeated 55-53 in the Gold Medal game of the Four-Nations Friendly tournament held in Bankstown, Sydney this week. Australia, World and Paralympic Champions Canada, World Number three Germany and

Boomers defeat host nation China in hostile environment

A television audience of over half a billion people tuned in to watch the Australia Post Boomers defeat Team China 77-66 in Foshan, China overnight. In front of a hostile home crowd, the young Boomers team displayed maturity beyond their

Boomers start China tour with convincing win

The Australia Post Boomers started their nine-day Chinese tour with a gutsy 80-56 win over Croatia in Xiaolan, China overnight. Australia will play games against Croatia, Italy and host nation Japan whilst on tour. The Boomers coaching staff will use

Gliders progress to Gold Medal Game

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, have qualified for the gold medal game at the four-nation Wheelchair friendly tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight after defeating Japan 47-35. Australia, World and Paralympic Champions Canada, World Number three Germany and

Gliders beat Japan, win Oceania

The Australian Women’s Wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, won the 2007 Asia Oceania Wheelchair Qualification Tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight following a nail biting 52-49 win over Japan. Australia, Japan and New Zealand completed the double round robin Qualification Tournament tonight,

Record set at Wheelchair tournament tonight

Japanese Wheelchair basketball player Amimoto Mari set a world record at the Asia Oceania Wheelchair Qualification Tournament in Bankstown, Sydney tonight. Mari scored a record high 38 points in Japan’s 77-64 win over World Number three Germany. Playing the full