Monthly Archives: May 2009

Slow start dooms Opals in Paris

Australia's women's basketball team, the Opals, lost to France 80-60 this morning in the final game of the Euroessonne Tournament in Paris.

Men's Wheelchair Basketball League tips off Saturday

The National Wheelchair Basketball League season tips off this weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday.

Opals defeat Hungary in France

Australia's women's basketball team, the Opals, defeated Hungary in Massy, France this morning, 68-52.

Melbourne Tigers in for 2009/10

Basketball Australia has announced that the Melbourne Tigers will join seven other elite men's teams in the 2009/10 season.

Inspiration drives Shawn Russell to world titles

Australian Under 23 Wheelchair Basketball representative Shawn Russell recalls how he was inspired to try the sport for the first time.

Kim Perry to captain the Australian Pearls

Basketball Australia can announce that Kim Perry (NSW) has been named the Captain of the Australian Pearls for the 2009 Global Games.

Stephen Fox named Life Member of Basketball ACT

Basketball Australia would like to congratulate Stephen Fox, who has been made a Life Member of ACT Basketball Inc.

Nathan Jawai and Anthony Mundine suit up for charity

See Boomer and NBA Star Nathan Jawai and Anthony 'The Man' Mundine team up on court at the 2nd Annual Hoop Dreaming Basketball Blitz.

Basketball has a new leader in Country Victoria

Basketball Victoria today announced the appointment of David Huxtable to the new position of Manager Country Basketball.

Czechs chop Opals down to size

Australia's women's basketball team, the Opals, lost to the Czech Republic 86-70 this morning in Brno, tying the two match friendly series at one game apiece.

Five good minutes with Andrew Bogut

In case you missed it... Boomer Andrew Bogut dropped in on ESPN for Five Good Minutes on Pardon The Interruption Australia with Russell Barwick and Sam Kekovich.

Boomerangs to take on the world

The Boomerangs team to compete at the 2009 Global Games has been announced.

Opals victorious in Czech Republic

The Opals defeated the Czech Republic 83-58 overnight in the opening game of a two match series in Brno.

Audio: Brett Brown on the NBA playoffs

Boomers Coach Brett Brown gives his insight into the current NBA playoffs.

Jawai focused on Boomers spot

Nathan Jawai has told Emma Greenwood of The Cairns Post that he is excited to be named to the Boomers' squad but knows he hasn't made it yet.

Pearls to shine at Global Games

The Pearls team to compete at the 2009 INAS-FID Global Games has been announced.

Audio: Opal Alicia Poto returns to her old stomping ground of Brno, Czech Republic

Alicia Poto talks about the Opals tour and returning to Brno in the Czech Republic, where she used to play in the national league with Gambinus Brno.

Opals Tour Blog: Elyse Penaluna & Abby Bishop

After going down 2-1 in a tight series against the Chinese national team, Opals Elyse Penaluna and Abby Bishop blog from the next leg of the Opals tour.