Monthly Archives: March 2008

Young Aussies topple USA

The Australian under-19 men’s basketball team put in a performance to remember at the 24th Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany overnight, overcoming the United States 87-67 to finish with a prestigious bronze medal. Maryborough’s Matthew Dellavedova led Australia with

Baynes shines, Cougars fall in Sweet 16

Australia Post Boomers squad member Aron Baynes put in a solid performance against America’s best college player Tyler Hansbrough but the Washington State Cougars fell to North Carolina this afternoon, 68-47. Named dual players of the game, Baynes held Hansbrough

Cooper and four other Aussies advance to Div II Final 4

Luke Cooper’s Anchorage Alaska Seawolves have advanced to the Final 4 of the NCAA Division II championships in Springfield, Massachussettes after defeating California of Pennsylvania in a cliffhanger this morning, 55-52. Cooper, a senior and the team’s captain, shot 3-8 from

Frankston gets a boost

The Frankston District Basketball Centre will be boosted by a series of upgrades to improve existing facilities thanks to $60,000 from the Brumby Government, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, James Merlino, announced this week.   Minister Merlino said the grant

Phillips eyes off Opals spot

THE celebrations have finally ended and Erin Phillips is ready for the next challenge – winning a spot on the Opals roster for the Beijing Olympics, writes Scott Gullan for The Daily Telegraph. It's fair to say the 22-year-old Adelaide

Knight in All WCC team

Tasmania forward and Australian Emus representative, Matthew Knight, has been selected first-team All-WCC in his junior year at Loyola Marymount University. The men's basketball team continues to add to its impressive turn around under first-year Head Coach Rodney Tention as