Monthly Archives: August 2011

Boomers focused on tough trans-Tasman opponent

After a long European tour, the Australian Boomers men’s basketball team have all returned to Australia and are now fully focused on their Olympic qualification series against trans-Tasman archrivals New Zealand, which commences on 7 September.

Gliders defeat Germany 2-0 in Friendly Games

The Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, have recorded back-to-back victories against Germany at the Friendly Games series in Hannover, Germany, over the weekend.

AUDIO: Rollers Dylan Alcott speaks to 1116SEN

One year out from the London 2012 Paralympic Games Paralympian wheelchair basketballer Dylan Alcott spoke to sport’s radio station 1116SEN.

Frank Ponta inducted into Aust. Paralympic Hall of Fame

Frank Ponta, the man widely considered the father figure of the Australian wheelchair basketball program has been inducted into the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Mills signing a huge boost for NBL

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock says the signing of Australian NBA player and Boomers star Patty Mills by the Melbourne Tigers is a strong sign of the continued resurgence of the National Basketball League.

Jayco Opals LIVE this morning on the Kerri-Anne Show

Watch Jayco Australian Opals Marianna Tolo and Hanna Zavecz when they appear LIVE on Mornings with Kerri-Anne at 10:00am this morning on Channel Nine.

Boomers go down to Spain in final game of European Tour

Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown described this morning’s loss to Spain in their second match-up in as many days as simply meeting the second-ranked team in the World at their best, the Aussies going down to the star-studded Spanish side 97-58 in Valencia, Spain.

Taylor stepping up when it counts

Jayco Opal and WNBA superstar Penny Taylor has continued on from her outstanding first half of the 2011 WNBA season, helping her side the Phoenix Mercury overcome all obstacles in their quest for the WNBA title.

Boomers gallant in defeat to World No. 2 Spain

The Australian Boomers men's basketball team has gone down to World number two Spain, in Murcia before 7,500 fanatical Spanish basketball fans this morning, 51-68.

Melbourne - the Boomers want YOU!

If you want the chance to help the stars of the Australian Boomers as they prepare to take on the New Zealand Tall Blacks for a berth at the 2012 London Olympic Games, here is your chance.

Lauren Jackson back in action in the WNBA

Lauren Jackson made her return to action in the WNBA this week after spending close to two months on the sideline with a hip injury that had required the Jayco Opals captain and reigning WNBA league MVP and champion, to undergo surgery.

WNWBL Round 4 Wrap-up

Round 4 of the 2011 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League took place over the weekend with 10 action packed games played at the Sydney University in Sydney.

Boomers beat Great Britain in OT

The Australian Boomers have ended the London International Basketball Invitational with a dramatic one-point overtime win over hosts Great Britain this morning, 91-90.

Women’s Uni team wins bronze at Summer Universiade

The Australian women’s university basketball team has claimed a bronze medal at the 2011 Summer Universiade, taking a ten point win over a gallant Sweden overnight, 66-56, to seal third place.

Boomers beat Serbia in London in tough-fought game

The Australian Boomers men's basketball team have delivered an impressive 29-19 final term to beat European powerhouse Serbia in the London International Basketball Tournament this morning, winning 78-69.

Women's uni team go down to USA, play Sweden for bronze

The Australian University Women’s basketball team are preparing for a bronze medal showdown with Sweden tomorrow night at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China.

Australia to compete in first Invitational 3-on-3 World Champs

Four athletes from the Australian Institute of Sport including Casey Samuels, sister of world champion discus thrower Dani Samuels, have been named to represent Australia at the 1st Invitational 3x3 Youth World Championship in Rimini, Italy from September 9 – 11.

Aussie Uni Women reach Semi Final against USA

The Australian Women’s University basketball team has reached the semi-finals of the Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China, after accounting for Canada, 79-44, in the quarter-final and setting up a clash with the USA tonight.