Monthly Archives: August 2009

Opals trounce Tall Ferns to go one up + VIDEO

New Zealand will need to win Game 2 by 52 points to stop Australia qualifying for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women...

Opals prepared for Tall Ferns challenge

Australian coach Carrie Graf is determined her world top three-ranked women's basketball team won't become the victim of another trans-Tasman upset in the two-match Oceania championship series against New Zealand, writes Adrian Warren for AAP.

Jackson sidelined with broken back

Australian Opals forward Lauren Jackson has suffered the same injury as Boomers centre Andrew Bogut and is out of the WNBA indefinitely with a stress fracture in her lower back.

Boomers down Angola to enter Stankovic Cup final + VIDEO

Australia’s men’s basketball team has advanced to the final of the Boris Stankovic Continental Cup undefeated after downing Angola in Kunshan City, China by ten points, 70-60.

NBL pioneer Mike Wrublewski passes

Basketball Australia issued a statement from Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock in relation to the passing of former Sydney Kings Chairman Mike Wrublewski from pancreatic cancer at approximately 8:30am on Saturday.

Boomers shock China for back-to-back wins + VIDEO

Australia’s men’s basketball team has registered two victories in succession at the Boris Stankovic Cup in Kunshan City, downing host nation China in a thriller by two points, 76-74.

Boomers bounce back to roast Turkey in China + VIDEO

Australia’s men’s basketball team has rebounded from its Oceania Championship loss to New Zealand by defeating Turkey in the opening game of the Stankovic Cup in Kunshan City, China by sixteen points, 70-54.

Aussie basketballers are DEADLY

Opal Rohanee Cox and Boomers Patrick Mills and Nathan Jawai have been nominated for the 2009 DEADLY Awards.

Brown wants Boomers to step up against Turkey

Boomers head coach Brett Brown has urged his side to display greater fight and determination when it faces Turkey tonight in the opening game of the 2009 Continental Stankovic Cup in Kunshan City, China.

Boomers move on, team selected for Stankovic Cup

Basketball Australia has named exciting University of Connecticut athlete Ater Majok to make his international debut for the Australian Boomers in the team to contest the Boris Stankovic Cup in Kunshan City, China.

Basketball the Winner

Since the demise of the Brisbane Bullets, basketball sadly has taken a back seat to the other major sports. That was until Sunday night when over 800 people packed into the Rowland Cowan Stadium at the Clem Jones Youth Centre to watch the newest sporting teams in town the Brisbane Spartans and the Brisbane Lady Spartans.

Tall Blacks rattle Boomers for Oceania win + VIDEO

Australia's men's basketball team was unable to stop a rampant New Zealand Tall Blacks team in the second and deciding game of the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship and was defeated by twenty-two points in Wellington tonight, 100-78.

Opals confident of toppling Tall Ferns

Australian women's basketball coach Carrie Graf is confident of beating New Zealand next week, despite her Opals squad lacking WNBA stars Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor, writes Patrick Caruana in The Age.

Boomers v Tall Blacks: How you can follow the game

You can follow the game on FOX Sports, with LIVE STATS, on FIBA Oceania TV or on the webiste.

Opals team selected to face Tall Ferns

Basketball Australia has announced the twelve athletes that will suit up for the Opals against New Zealand at the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship for Women in Wellington and New Zealand.

Boomers v Tall Blacks: Game 2 PREVIEW

BOOMERS coach Brett Brown may look to NBA big man Nathan Jawai to solve his team's rebounding woes in its vital series against New Zealand, writes Adrian Warren for the Australian Associated Press.

Boomers: Joe Ingles on 1116 SEN

Boomers Joe Ingles chatted with Ed Wyatt and Adam Gurwitch on 1116 SEN after his top-scoring effort in Game 1 of the FIBA Oceania Championship.

Series OT scenario for Boomers v Tall Blacks

What happens if the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship for Men is tied at 1-1 and the for-and-against stacks up to be exactly the same? Read on....