Monthly Archives: August 2009

Downie's a player on the up

For most of his promising basketball career, Benalla's Tom Downie has been a giant among boys, but he will soon face up to basketballers just as big and as talented as him - and he can't wait for the challenge, writes Niall Seewang in The Border Mail.

U17's dream debut on home court

From dribbling on the courts as a three-year-old to his weekly fixtures, Garrett Scheibner has grown up at Auchenflower's Vince Hickey Stadium.

Opals' baby big celebrates but Poto in doubt for decider

203cm centre Liz Cambage celebrated her 18th birthday at the Opals camp today.

Opals succumb to China in nailbiter + VIDEO

The Australian Opals were overthrown by China 95-93 at The Geelong Arena tonight as the Asian powerhouse levelled the three game series at one win apiece.

Trans-Tasman rivalry has Penney pumped

Don't try and tell Kirk Penney that it's a "dead series" looming against Australia's Boomers.

Jackson youngest and fastest to 5000 points

Lauren Jackson continued to put her stamp on WNBA history on Sunday when she became just the fourth player in WNBA history to score 5,000 career points.

Boomers squad selected to tackle Tall Blacks

Australia’s men’s basketball team will undergo a training camp at The Kings School in Parramatta next week to prepare for the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand on Sunday.

Preview: Opals gear up for Game 2

Carrie Graf led the Opals in a training session at The Geelong Arena this morning ahead of their second clash against China tonight.

VIDEO: See Patty Mills in Sydney

…at the Australian Boomers v New Zealand Tall Blacks game on Sunday August 23 in Sydney.

BA Board member gets Rudd appointment

Basketball Australia Board member Diane Smith-Gander was recently honoured with a prestigious appointment after being named by the Rudd Government as one of five new directors to the board of NBN Co Limited – the company established to deliver the National Broadband Network.

Houston confirms, Andersen is a Rocket man

We knew it was on the cards but it was made official today with the NBA releasing news that the Houston Rockets have signed centre David Andersen to a multiyear contract to help make up for the loss of Yao Ming, writes AP.

Opals overcome China to gain series lead + VIDEO

Australia's women's basketball team has begun to avenge a 2-1 series loss to China in May by winning the opening contest of three game series against China at the AIS Arena in Canberra by twelve points, 77-65.

WNWBL: Perth leads into the Finals

In Round 4 of the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League on the weekend the Perth Western Stars went undefeated to leap frog the Victorian Dandenong Ranges and Hills Hornets to finish the regular season as minor premiers.

Brave boomers bumped by star-studded Brazil + VIDEO

Australia takes second place at the Super 4 in South America...

Walshy breaks 1000 game mark

And will continue his work with the Adelaide 36ers this season...

NBL courts national support

LARRY Sengstock is used to battling impossible odds and coming out with a surprise positive result, writes Boti Nagy for The Adelaide Advertiser.

Aussie Rollers wrap up week with a win

The Australian Rollers have wrapped up their week with another resounding victory over Canada, 77-59 at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra yesterday.