Monthly Archives: August 2010

Back in the Day: Winter Season Week Twenty-Four: 'We could only see tomorrow...'

This week, the BA time machine sets down in August of 1989 (around the time of the author’s birthday)...

Aussies Claim Youth Olympic Silver Medal

The Australian Women's Youth three-on-three basketball team have won a silver medal at the World Youth Games, succumbing to a strong China team 33-29 in the gold medal game on Monday night.

Boomers down host nation France

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team have defeated a second top 15 world ranked team in as many days, downing host nation France 67-66 at the Villeurbanne International Tournament in Lyon, France.

Australian Pearls Team For World Championships Named

Head Coach of the Australian Pearls, Larry Davidson, has selected a young team for the sixth INAS-FID World Basketball Championships to be played in Portugal in November 2010.

Australia Defeats Team USA To Advance To Basketball Gold Medal Game

The Australian Women’s Youth Basketball Team has advanced to the Gold Medal game at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, following an awe-inspiring two-point overtime victory over USA yesterday.

Boomers hold off tough Brazil

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team have shown their preparations for the upcoming 2010 FIBA World Championships are on track with a 72-69 victory over a highly-ranked Brazil team at the Villeurbanne International Tournament in Lyon, France.

Boomers play Brazil tonight

The Golden Star Boomers Australian men’s national basketball team will take on world number 14 Brazil and its quartet of NBA stars in Lyon, France later tonight as they commence their final warm-up for the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

Lindsay Gaze to enter FIBA Hall of Fame

Just days after being given Australian basketball’s highest honour, iconic Australian basketball coach Lindsay Gaze has been lauded with international basketball’s greatest tribute by being named to the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Australia downs undefeated Italy in Youth Olympics 3 on 3 tournament

Australia has put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the Youth Olympics basketball quarter finals after they put in an exceptional performance against the undefeated Italian side, victorious 29-15.

Fox Sports to cover 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men

All eyes will be on FOX SPORTS when Australia takes on the world’s best basketball nations at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, LIVE and EXCLUSIVE from Istanbul.

WNBA superstars Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor headline Opals squad for FIBA World Championships

After a grueling five-day training camp in Melbourne, the Jayco Australian Opals coaching staff has selected a 13-player list who will be considered for the final squad of 12 stars that will defend the Opals 2006 World Championship gold medal in the Czech Republic in September.

Lindsay Gaze named as Legend

Australian sporting icon Lindsay Gaze has been elevated to ‘Legend’ status by the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame at a glittering ceremony in Melbourne, becoming the third person ever to win basketball’s highest honour.

Jawai signs in Europe

Serbian powerhouse team BC Partizan have confirmed on their website that Boomers star Nathan Jawai has signed a one-year deal with the club.

Fourteen inducted into Hall of Fame tonight

A who’s-who of Australian basketball will be on show tonight when fourteen greats of the game are inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame in a glitzy black-tie ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Phillin` The Lane: Boomers Line Up, Sized Up

With the World Basketball Championships less then two weeks away, the Golden Star Boomers will head to France for one final exhibition tournament.

Gems Coach Cheryl Chambers selects squad of 19

Newly appointed Head Coach, Cheryl Chambers has selected a squad of 19 athletes that will attend the final camp prior to selection for the 2010 U19 FIBA Oceania Championships.

Boomers team underlines importance of NBL: Sengstock

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock says that the make-up of the Boomers team for the upcoming 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey underlines the importance of the NBL.

Emus team for world qualifiers announced

The next generation of Australian superstars of basketball who will represent their country at the 2010 FIBA Under 19 Oceania Championships has been revealed, with Basketball Australia announcing the 12-man team to compete in New Zealand.