Monthly Archives: August 2009

Video: Opals v China series decider

The Australian Opals defeated China 95-88 to secure the series 2-1 against China.

Ingles fires as Boomers topple Tall Blacks + VIDEO

Australia's men's basketball team has avenged the Wallabies' loss to New Zealand last night by overcoming a physical Tall Blacks side to win the opening game of the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship in Sydney by seven points, 84-77.

Live basketball bonanza for NBL fans on FOX Sports

Basketball fans will be able to watch up to 51 games of National Basketball League action live on FOX SPORTS this season following the release of the 2009/10 NBL broadcast schedule.

Aussies and Kiwis: Best of enemies

The Boomers and Tall Blacks faced off on Sunday night and Marc Howard writes that the game showed just how strong the rivalry between the two teams remains.

Australian U17s win World Championship berths

Australia scored the double on day 3 of the Oceania Championships for U-17 Men and Women. Those wins handed the Australians the Oceania Championship and will see them represent Oceania at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championships in 2010 in Germany (men) and France (women).

Brown feels right at home with the Boomers

IT WOULDN'T matter how many people you tried to sardine into the Sports Centre at Homebush Bay tomorrow night, nor how loud a ruckus they made, it's really never going to be quite like the Staples Center in Los Angeles during NBA play-offs.

Boomers team named to tackle Tall Blacks

Basketball Australia has selected the twelve athletes that will represent the Australian Boomers in the opening match of a two game series against New Zealand on Sunday.

Opals crush China to win series + VIDEO

The Australian Opals' future is looking rosy after the young side pulled off a series win over China at Dandenong tonight.

VIDEO: Boomers in training for Tall Blacks test

And Brad Newley makes a prediction. Do you agree? Watch the video…

Tippett leads U17s over Kiwis

In what is hopefully a preview of the Boomers and Opals own FIBA Oceania Championship games against the Kiwis, AUstralia's U17 Men's and Women's teams notched up wins in their first games at their World Champ qualifiers.

AUDIO: Opals v China, Timmsy's prediction...

Former Opal Michele Timms watched on as the Aussies fell to China on Monday night in Geelong beside Robyn Maher and BA CEO Larry Sengstock. Timmsy spoke about what the Opals need to do to get a win tonight!

VIDEO: Opals prepare for series decider

The Australian Opals line up at Dandenong Stadium tonight for the third and deciding game of their 'friendly' series against China... See who won the halfcourt shootout at their last training...

Penaluna holds her ground but China on a roll in Melbourne

The Bulleen Boomers were overpowered by the Chinese national team 78-60 at the Veneto Club on Wednesday night.

AUDIO: Emma Randall in camp with the Opals

Opals forward Emma Randall spoke with Mark Doran on 1116 SEN about the Opals campaign in 2009.

AUDIO: Timeout with the Opals - Eva Afeaki

With two days remaining to the series decider against China, Opals forward Eva Afeaki took a break from training to look ahead to the upcoming games.

OAMPS joins NBL as major sponsor

OAMPS Insurance Brokers has been unveiled as a new long-term major sponsor of the National Basketball League competition for the 2009/10 NBL season.