Yearly Archives: 2008

Andersen wins EuroLeague title with CSKA Moscow

Australia Post Boomers centre David Andersen scored 13 points on 5-11 shooting and collected 5 rebounds to help CSKA Moscow overpower Israel’s Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 91-77 [Box score] in the final of the elite EuroLeague men’s basketball competition in Madrid,

Penny's home for love and a medal

Penny's home for love and a medal AUSTRALIAN basketball star Penny Taylor has turned her back on a $100,000 contract in a championship-winning team for love and a shot at Olympic gold, writes Chris Wilson for The Sunday Telegraph. Taylor

Mills returns from college, goes back to school in Canberra

Is that who I think it is? It can’t be… It is! Patty Mills is back in Australia! The Australia Post Boomers point guard returned to his old school today to continue Australia Post’s excellent Junior Boomers Program. Patty mentored

Gems converge on Newcastle for camp and game

The new look Australian U19 women’s team, the Gems, will be in Newcastle from Thursday 8 May to Sunday 11 May for a training camp, culminating in the naming of a team for upcoming games against the Chinese Taipei senior

Rollers and Gliders set for musical send off

Our Rollers and Gliders and the rest of Australia’s Paralympians are set to benefit from a musical extravaganza with the staging of A MUSICAL SEND OFF on June 16. This one-off concert aims to raise up to $150,000 to assist

Schensch goes South

Australia Post Boomer and Adelaide 36ers big man Luke Schenscher headed south on Friday to host an Australia Post Junior Boomer Clinic at his former primary school, Calvery Lutheran in South Australia.   The clinics weren’t the only activity Luke took

Rollers stars close in on European glory

Four of our leading male wheelchair basketballers will face off in the European Champions Cup – the biggest and most prestigious European Wheelchair basketball tournament - in Madrid, Spain this weekend. Playing for their Italian club side Taranto, Rollers captain

LJ's postcard from Russia: 7:30 Report on ABC

Are you missing Lauren Jackson? Today's your lucky day. Last night Scott Bevan filed a terrific story with the ABC's 7:30 Report about the Australian Defence Force Opals captain.

Mills, Jackson named Pacific School Games ambassadors

The 2008 Pacific School Games (PSG) proudly announced on Monday the induction of Australia Post Boomers point guard Patrick Mills and World Champion Australian Defence Force Opal Lauren Jackson to the 2008 PSG Ambassadors Program. The PSG Ambassadors Program currently

U20 and Ivor Burge Nationals update Days 4-6

U20 and Ivor Burge Nationals update Days 4-6 Day 6 wrap By Arlyn Harris Game 66: Ivor Burge Women, NSWM (Team 1) v VICC (Team 4) Victoria Country’s Joanne Williams opened the scoring after nailing a mid-range jumper.  Along with

QLD: Boost to junior numbers

QLD: Boost to junior numbers GOLD Coast franchise spokesman Dave Claxton hopes the reintroduction of a National Basketball League team in the region will help junior numbers soar. Claxton believes the return of elite role models on the Coast, missing

Goorjian reacts to draw

Australia Post Boomers coach Brian Goorjian believes Australia is in the tougher pool of the Olympic basketball tournament, despite avoiding the United States and world champions Spain. Australia's task to progress beyond the pool round in Beijing means producing in

Boomers blow: Mackinnon and Smith out

The Australia Post Boomers will be without two stars at the Olympic basketball tournament because Sam Mackinnon has blood clots on his lungs and Boomers teammate Jason Smith needs shoulder surgery, writes the Australian Associated Press. The two blows sent

Pay attention! FIBA changes rules

GENEVA (FIBA) – The FIBA Central Board, the highest executive body of the International Basketball Federation, met yesterday, Friday 25th April, and has continued its session today, Saturday 26th April, in Beijing, China. The meeting has been organized in cooperation

China takes Gold over USA

Host China held off USA to win the final of the "Good Luck Beijing" test event on Saturday night, 84-81. Miao Lijie poured in a game-high of 26 points, including two 3-pointers, while Chen Nan contributed 15 and Chen Xiaoxu added 12


FIBA, in cooperation with the Chinese Basketball Association, last night hosted in Beijing the draws for the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournaments that will be played from 9th to 24th August 2008. The draws took place in the Olympic basketball venue,

Gliders use Opal inspiration to defeat China and New player diary

Australia came out firing this morning despite a late evening out in Beijing to watch the Opals play New Zealand in the 'Good Luck Beijing' Test Event at the Olympic stadium.  This outing, to the stadium they hope to be playing at late in

Tall Ferns shock Opals on ANZAC Day

As New Zealanders began to stir for ANZAC Day dawn services and most Australians, a few hours behind on the clock, still slept, the Tall Ferns created history this morning by defeating the Australian Defence Force Opals [media guide] at the