Monthly Archives: September 2010

Opals beat China to sweep group stage at World Championship

The Opals completed a perfect opening round at the FIBA Women's World Championship with a commanding 91-68 win over China in the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Opals defeat Belarus, make it 2-0 at World Championship

The Australian Jayco Opals have overpowered a gallant Belarus late in their second game of the 2010 FIBA Women's World Championship to win 83-59 in the Czech Republic on Friday.

Jackson deepens her education

It's the night before the women's basketball world championship and the best female players on the planet are preparing themselves for an event that ranks alongside the Olympic Games as the most important in the sport.

Gallery: Jayco Opals v Canada

Check out the photos from the 2010 FIBA Women's World Champs game 1 Jayco Opals v Canada

Opals resist surge by Canada to take victory in World Championship Opener

The Jayco Australian Opals began their FIBA World Championship defence with a strong 72-47 victory over Canada in the Czech Republic on Thursday.

Phillin' the Lane: Jackson Storms Through Finals to Claim MVP

Jayco Opal Lauren Jackson has concluded her stellar 2010 WNBA season by leading the Seattle Storm to a Championship.

Back in the Day: Article Forty-Nine

Special Report Four Part Two: It’s all about Seoul.

Opals: Inside the World Championship line-up

Penpix of the Australian women's basketball team ahead of the 2010 world championships, starting on September 23 in the Czech Republic:

Opals set sights on big World Championship opening

The Opals want to announce their world championship intentions right from their opening game against Canada when their title defence gets underway in the Czech Republic on Thursday (2315 AEST).

Wheelcats take home the NWBL title

The Perth Wheelcats have taken out the 2010 National Wheelchair Basketball League Grand Final with an emphatic victory over Wollongong Roller Hawks, 101 – 81 at the weekend.

Gems and Emus seal game two and three to qualify for World Championships

Australia’s Under 19 national teams, the Emus and the Gems, have qualified for the FIBA Junior World Championships in 2011, after clinching their respective game two and three match-ups with their New Zealand counterparts in North Palmerston, New Zealand.

Opals defeat Spain to claim Salamanca Invitational Tournament

The Jayco Australia Opals have capped off the perfect preparation for their FIBA World Championship campaign by taking out the Salamanca Invitational Basketball Tournament final against Spain 85-64 this morning.

Boomers move up in world rankings

The Golden Star Australian Boomers men’s national basketball team have vaulted two positions into ninth place on the latest FIBA world rankings following their advance to the second round of the recent World Championships in Turkey.

Opals bounce back to beat Team USA

The Jayco Australian Opals have ignited their World Championship preparations by defeating Team USA in the four-nation Spain International Invitational in Salamanca, Spain overnight.

Gems and Emus both clinch game one in FIBA Oceania Qualifiers

The Australian U19s Men's and Women’s basketball teams are one win away from qualifying for next year’s FIBA Under 19 World Championship after both teams beat their New Zealand countrer-parts in the opening games of the their respective best-of-three Oceania tournaments in North Palmerston today.

Jackson wins WNBA championship, finals MVP, now looks to Opals success

Australia’s Lauren Jackson has been named Most Valuable Player of the WNBA finals series in America after her Seattle Storm swept the Atlanta Dream with an 87-84 victory in game three today.

Emus and Gems prepare to battle New Zealand in qualifier

The Australian U19s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams, the Emus and the Gems, are preparing to do battle in game one of their best of three FIBA Oceania tournament against New Zealand today.