Monthly Archives: June 2011

AIS fall to USA in nail-biter

After the first encounter between the AIS Men and USA in Zunyi China went into overtime, the stage was set for an exciting rematch in game five of the Institute's Chinese Tour.

Aussie stars in action - WNBA Week 1 Wrap

The 2011 Women’s National Basketball Association season kicked off in the US this week with some of Australia’s best basketball talent taking centre stage.

BA announces 2011 Summer Universiade men's squad

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the men’s squad who will be working towards selection for the team that will represent Australia at the 26th Summer Universiade (World University Games) in China from 11-23 August, 2011.

[Gallery] Images from the Opals & Gems camps at AIS

The Opals and Gems were both at camp this week, the Opals getting their preparations underway as they work towards the Four Nations Tournament in China next week and the FIBA Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in September, while the Gems were preparing for the FIBA U19 World Championship

BA announces Women’s Summer Universiade Team

Basketball Australia is excited to announce the women’s team that will represent Australia at the 26th Summer Universiade (World University Games) in China from 11-23 August, 2011.

Opals wrap camp and choose team for China tour

The Australian Opals have wrapped their four-day camp at the AIS this week, which saw a number of players making their debut for the squad. A team of 12 players were selected to travel to China for a four-nations tournament, which tips off in under a week.

Gems battle Japan at the AIS

Gems in action against Japan from the AIS Training Hall

Emus lose to Russia in OT, wrap tour 4-2

For their final game of the tour, the Emus travelled to the town of Vidnoie on the outskirts of Moscow. The game being played on the home court of Russian Womens Club Champions – Spartak. Russia winning a thrilling game in overtime 82–78.

Gems seal 2-0 victory over Japan at the AIS

The Gems, the Australian U19 National basketball team, has beaten Japan by two games to nil, in their pair of friendlies at the Australian Institute of Sport this week.

Emus outlast Russia U19 side

The Emus have defeated Russia U19 (68 – 61) in the first game of the two games series on a warm summer night in Moscow at the Sports School #71 ‘Timiryazevskaya’.

Emus win first game in Russia

The Emus have opened the second phase of their European tour with a win against Russia U18 Team 86 to 67. The game being played at Sports School #71 ‘Timiryazevskaya’ in the Moscow Region.

Jayco Opals commence four-day camp at the AIS

An 18-player Jayco Australian Opals squad has gathered at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra today to commence an intense four-day training camp, their first of 2011, in preparation for the Four Nations tournament being held in China later this month.

AIS Men outmuscled by China in opening game

The AIS Men’s Basketball program kicked off their nine game tour of China on the weekend with an 85-60 defeat at the hands of the Chinese U19 National team.

Short-term positions for Boomers camp in Perth available

Basketball Australia is putting the call-out to aspiring young basketballers and fans who are looking for some experience

Emus wrap up Croatian series

On a balmy late spring evening in Crikvenica the Emus secured a resounding victory in the third and final game against Croatia, 88–60, the Emus winning the series two games to one.

New-look WNWBL ignites this weekend

Round 1 of the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League tips-off tonight ahead of a big weekend of action from Dandenong Stadium.