Monthly Archives: July 2007

Schenscher joins Boomers camp

On Monday it was Brad Newley; today it’s Luke Schenscher. The 25-year old, 216cm giant from South Australia joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast today after playing five games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer

Opals win William Jones Cup

The Australian defencejobs Opals completed a clean sweep of the 29th William Jones Cup overnight, downing Chinese Taipei 74-44 to claim the championship. Playing in front of a parochial and raucous home crowd, the Opals had to withstand a lightning start by

Determined Aussie Emus 5-0 at World Championship

The Australian Men’s Under 19 basketball team, the Emus, continued their unbeaten run at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia this morning with a tense 79-78 win over Argentina. The Emus were ahead by 20-points at three

Newley back from NBA, bounces into Boomers camp

Boomers guard Brad Newley joined the Australia Post Boomers on the Gold Coast last night fresh from the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.Drafted last month with the 54th pick, the 201cm guard played three games for the Houston Rockets

New Emus World Championship schedule announced

Match times for Australia’s three crossover games at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia have been confirmed. After victories over Turkey, Nigeria and Canada, Australia advanced to the crossover round with a number 1 seed. Four teams

Francis named Rookie of the Year

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) star forward Cayla Francis has been named the 2006/07 defencejobs WNBL Bettie Watson Rookie of the Year. The 18-year-old South Australian scored 278 points at an average of 13.2 points per game and tallied 177

Opals show Kiwis who is world’s best

Swarming team defence remained the common theme as the Australian defencejobs Opals overcame neighbours New Zealand 99-52 to remain unbeaten in the 29th William Jones Cup in Chinese Taipei overnight. After a fiercely contested first half, the World Champions were

Emus fight off Nigeria at Worlds

The Australian men’s under-19 basketball team has notched its second win at the World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia, defeating a determined Nigerian side 77-73. Playing less than 24 hours after their victory against Turkey the Emus never trailed, but

Emus cane Canada, advance as top seed

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team remains undefeated after three games at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia after defeating Canada 81-70. After previous victories over Turkey and Nigeria, Australia now heads into the cross over round

Opals crush USA in Taipei

The World Champion defencejobs Opals maintained an unblemished record in the 29th William Jones Cup last night with a polished, yet hard earned 72-40 win over the United States Athletes in Action team. With Coach Jan Stirling maintaining her regime

Emus roll Turkey to open World Championships

The Australian Under 19 Men’s basketball team, the Emus, opened their 2007 FIBA World Championship campaign with a determined 77-65 win over Turkey in Novi Sad, Serbia this morning. Combined with four players – Andrew Ogilvy, Patrick Mills, Ben Dowdell

Boomers put through paces

Media are invited to attend the Australia Post Boomers’ training camp on Saturday 14 July 2007. Vision of the Boomers on court can be obtained during two sessions – 9:30am to 12 noon and 4:00pm to 6:30pm – with Head

Anstey withdrawal forces Boomers rethink

The Australia Post Boomers will begin a 10 day training camp on the Gold Coast tomorrow without veteran big man Chris Anstey. Anstey withdrew from the 18-man squad yesterday, saying he was incapable of meeting the high physical demands of

Opals crush Japanese students in Cup opener

The World Champion defencejobs Opals opened their 16-day tour of Chinese Taipei and China with a resounding 120-59 victory over the Japanese World University Games team in the William Jones Cup opener in Taipei over night. In an impressive opening hit

Boomers squad announced for camp

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 18 athletes selected to attend a 10-day training camp on the Gold Coast. The camp, to be held at The Southport School*, begins tomorrow and continues until Friday, July 20. A press conference

National Junior Basketball award winners announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th annual National Junior Basketball awards, presented at the Under 18 Australian Championships in Launceston, Tasmania this morning. Attended by Basketball Australia Chief Executive Scott Derwin, the recipients received their

Brave Sapphires claim silver at World Championships

The Australian Under 21 Women’s basketball team, the Sapphires, have won silver at the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 21 women tonight after being defeated 96-73 by the USA at the SK Vidnoje Hall in Vidnoje, Russia. The Sapphires

Opals bound for Asia

The Australian women’s basketball team will depart Sydney on Monday 9 July 2007 for a two week tour of Taipei and China during which they will play nine games. All media are invited to meet the team at the Qantas