Monthly Archives: July 2007

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

Opals suffer first defeat in 10 months

The Australian defencejobs Opals tasted defeat for the first time on their 16 day tour of Asia with a 64-59 loss to the Chinese National team in Shanghai overnight. The Opals have not been defeated since September 2006, when they

Emus’ World Championship finals schedule announced

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team will play their Quarter Final match at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia against Brazil. The match will tip off at 11:45pm tonight, Friday July 20. A free live webcast of

WNBA Champion Penny Taylor touches down in Melbourne

Media are advised that basketball star Penny Taylor will arrive at Melbourne Airport on United Airlines flight 839 at 9:35am tomorrow morning (Thursday). Taylor scored 30 points to lead Phoenix Mercury to their maiden WNBA Championship in the United States

Newley down, possibly out

Basketball Australia can confirm that Brad Newley rolled his left ankle while training with the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today. He will undergo scans tomorrow to determine the degree of damage, but it is thought that he