Monthly Archives: June 2011

Andersen signs three-year deal Montepaschi Siena

Golden Star Australian Boomers centre David Andersen looks to be heading back to Europe after the big man signed a three-year deal with Italian club Men’s Sana Basket, more popularly known as Montepaschi Siena this week.

Emus chase gold at U19 Men’s World Champs

The Australian U19 Men’s Basketball Team, The Emus, are in Latvia ahead of tonight’s tip-off of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship of Basketball.

Netherlands bounce back to beat South Africa

The Netherlands have rebounded from yesterday’s three point loss to the Australian Rollers in the Tri Series Tournament by accounting for South Africa 88-47, this afternoon at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Rollers too strong for South Africa

The Australian Rollers have continued their impressive form in the Tri Series Tournament recording their third-consecutive victory with a 91-49 win over the South African national wheelchair team this morning at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Emus fall short in game three of the Global Games

The Emus third and final game in the Global Games was against Canada. The Emus were looking to bounce back from their loss the previous night against Lithuania but disappointingly suffered their second defeat in Panevezys, Canada winning 76–70.

Injured Mitch Norton ruled out of U19 World Champs

Australian Emus point guard and rising star Mitch Norton has suffered a foot injury in the U19s team’s build-up matches to the World Championship against Brazil in Lithuania last week, ruling him out for the upcoming World Championship.

Rollers hand Netherlands first loss in Game 2

The Australian Rollers have handed the Netherlands wheelchair basketball team the first defeat of their Australian tour, accounting for them 58-55 in a thrilling second game of the Tri Series Tournament this afternoon at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra.

Rollers begin Tri Series Tournament in style

The Australian national wheelchair basketball team the Rollers, were too strong for the visiting South African national team in game one of the Tri Series Tournament, winning 87-44 at the AIS Training Hall in Canberra this morning.

Tri Series Wheelchair action rolls into Canberra this week

The on-court action begins with a double-header on Tuesday at AIS Training Hall in Canberra when the Australian Rollers take on South Africa at 10.30am, before backing up to face the Netherlands at 4.30pm.

Netherlands defeat Razorbacks in final Sydney clash

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team have rounded out their week long training camp in Sydney with their third-consecutive victory of the week, recording an 108-61 victory against the Nova Employment Sydney Razorbacks on Sunday.

Lithuania too strong for Emus

The Emus second game in the Global Games was against Lithuania, and unfortunately, the Emus were without point guard Mitchell Norton who broke a bone in his foot the previous night and has now also been ruled out of the World Championships.

Boomers seal victory against China in YouYi Games

The Golden Star Australian Boomers have swept China in the YouYi Games to claim the series with a 62-57 game-two victory in Singapore overnight.

Emus defeat Brazil in Global Games

The Emus are currently in Panevezys, Lithuania participating in the Global Games before heading to Latvia for the start of the World Championships.

Opals lose tournament closer to China in close one

The Jayco Australian Opals have ended their tour of China, going down to the host nation in a tight, hard-fought battle over night, 75-70.

Boomers win overtime thriller against China

The Golden Star Boomers have prevailed in an overtime thriller against China in the opening match of the YouYi Games at Perth's Challenge Stadium tonight, winning 67-65.

College star Steindl pumped ahead of Boomers debut

St Mary's is proving a terrific college home for Australian basketballers and now Clint Steindl has benefited from his three years there by being named to make his Golden Star Boomers debut in the YouYi Games against China starting in Perth on Friday night.

Netherlands defeat Wollongong Roller Hawks

The Netherlands wheelchair basketball team have continued to build form during their week long training camp in Sydney, recording their second victory of the week with an 83-67 victory against the Wollongong Roller Hawks at Shellharbour Stadium overnight.

Jayco Opals continue top form with big win over NZ

The Jayco Australian Opals have continued their scintillating form in the latter stages of the Four-Nations China tour, accounting for their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand with a big 82-53 win overnight.