Monthly Archives: July 2010

65 days to Opals World Championship title defence begins

It is almost four years since Lauren Jackson and the Opals broke through for their first major international gold medal at the 2006 women's basketball world championships in Brazil.

Mills caps off Summer League with another star outing

The 2010 NBA Summer League wrapped up today in Las Vegas with Golden Star Boomers point guard Patty Mills helping Portland to a 4-1 record.

Boomers to gather on the Gold Coast

The Golden Star Boomers, Australia's men's national basketball team, will start an intensive six-day camp at The Southport Stadium on the Gold Coast today (19 July) as they prepare for their upcoming World Championship campaign.

U17 Women axe Argentina at Worlds

The Australian U17 Women's team moved a step closer to a Quarter Finals berth at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women after crushing Argentina by 20 points, 77-57, in Toulouse, France overnight.

Rollers crowned World Champions

The Rollers have been crowned World Champions after defeating France, 79-69, to claim the title at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Birmingham, England overnight.

Opals demolish Romania to end tour on a high note

The Jayco Australian Opals convincingly won their third and final match in Hungary at the Felkeszulesi Torna, wiping the floor with Romania 126-23 overnight.

U17 Women fall to China

The Australian U17 Women's team has been dealt their first blow at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women after falling to Asian Champion China, 92-75, in their second game at tournament in Toulouse, France overnight.

Gliders finish fourth at Worlds

The Gliders have claimed fourth place at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships after falling to reigning World Champions Canada, 59-49, in the Bronze medal game in Birmingham, England on Saturday night.

Rollers and Gliders World Champs in Pictures

Take a look at some of the action from the Rollers and Gliders campaigns at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Birmingham, England.

Opals survive tussle with Hungary

The Jayco Australian Opals have played with spirit to hold off an in-form Hungary side, 74-68, in round two of the Felkeszulesi Torna in Hungary.

U17 Women top European Champions in Worlds opener

The Australian U17 Women's team has overcome European Champions Spain to claim victory, 58-57, in their nail-biting opening game at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in Toulouse, France overnight.

Lonergan: U17 Worlds a great platform for young players

Australia have been one of the best teams in women's basketball for years and they will look to successfully defend their FIBA World Championship crown in the Czech Republic later this year.

Opals overwhelm Slovakia

The Jayco Australian Opals were dominant in their 93-63 win over Slovakia in the first round of the four-nation tournament, Felkeszulesi Torna, in Szombathely, Hungary overnight.

Rollers fight through to World Championship decider

The Rollers will be the favourite to win Gold in the final at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships after a tremendous come-from-behind victory over the United States, 68-58, in their Semi Final overnight in Birmingham, England.

Gliders to play for Bronze at Worlds

The Gliders will playoff for Bronze at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Birmingham, England after falling to Germany, 66-47, in their Semi Final overnight.

Nielsen leaves Valencia for Olympiacos

Golden Star Australian Boomer Matt Nielsen led Power Electronics Valencia to Eurocup glory earlier this year but instead of remaining with the team for its return to the Euroleague, he's decided to join Olympiacos.

Jackson on the rebound

Talk about a bounce back! In her return from concussion Lauren Jackson had a monster 31 point, 18 rebound game as the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury, 111-107, in triple overtime.

Gliders gear up for epic World Semi Final

The Gliders have joined the Aussie Men in the Semi Finals at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships after crushing China, 77-38, in the Quarter Finals in Birmingham, England overnight.