Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mia Newley sends a blog from China

Australian forward Mia Newley tells us about her experiences at the 2011 World University Games in China.

Marianna Tolo sends a blog from China

Australian centre Marianna Tolo tells us about her experiences at the 2011 World University Games in China.

Boomers take critical step with win over Croatia

The Australian Boomers men’s basketball team has taken another critical step towards their Olympic qualification campaign, beating European powerhouse Croatia comfortably at the London International Basketball Invitational this morning, 78-66.

Boomers go down in nail biter to France

After a dramatic fight-back in their second game of the London International Basketball Invitational, the official London Olympic basketball test event, the Australian Boomers have gone down to a star-studded French team this morning, losing in a tight game 71-67.

Uni men clinch tough win over Canada

The Australian Men’s University basketball team has kept their hopes of a finals berth at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China alive, after staging a dramatic two-point win over Canada today, 63-61.

Boomers storm home over China in London

The Australian Boomers have played the very first game of international basketball housed in the newly built London Basketball Arena in Olympic Park, trouncing the Chinese national team in the opening game of the London International Basketball Invitational, 71-43.

Aussie Women into quarter finals of summer Universiade

The Australian Women’s University basketball team continues to impress at the Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China, accounting for the Czech Republic 85-68 over night, moving to a 3-0 record early in the tournament, as they now face a quarter final berth against Canada.

Uni Men trounce Hong Kong at Summer Universiade

The Australian Men’s University basketball team has more than doubled Hong Kong’s score in their second match-up of the Summer Universiade basketball tournament in Shenzhen, China, dominating the contest to win 103-51.

Boomers open Olympic test event in London tonight

The Boomers Australian men’s basketball team take their next crucial step towards the 2012 London Olympic Games when they take on China in the opening match of the London International Basketball Invitational at the Olympic Basketball Arena tonight.

U17 teams chosen ahead of FIBA Qualifiers

The Australian U17 Men’s and Women’s team have been selected for the 2011 FIBA Oceania U17 Championships. These championships will be held in Canberra from 22 – 24 September at the AIS Training Hall.

Aussies dominate Japan at Summer Universiade

The Australian Women’s University basketball team has trounced Japan in their second game of the 2011 Summer Universiade, running away with the 113-53 victory in Shenzhen, China today.

Rollers return from Inter Tournament of Champions

The Australian men’s national wheelchair team, the Rollers, have finished the International Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, USA, with a three wins from their seven matches.

Women's Uni Games team beats Sweden

The Australian Women’s University basketball team has tipped off their Summer Universiade (World University Games) campaign with a big 13-point win over Sweden, 71-58 over night.

Men's Uni Games team lose in nail-biter to Serbia

The Uniroo's Men's Basketball team have dropped a nail-biting clash against Serbia in their opening game of the Summer Universiade Games to Gold Medal favourites, Serbia

Boomers depart for London Invitational Tournament

NBA star Patty Mills and European stalwarts Matt Nielsen (captain), Brad Newley and Joe Ingles headline the 14-member Australian Boomers men’s national basketball team that will travel to London today for the official Olympic test event, the London International Basketball Invitational.

Aussie stars in action - WNBA Week 10 Wrap

Carrie Graf sees Liz Cambage record a new career high in points, while Erin Phillips leads her side to first place in the Eastern conference.

Boomers-Opals games to help Brisbane NBL bid

The Boomers and Opals Olympic qualification double-header against New Zealand in Brisbane on Friday 9 September will help assist the on-going efforts to re-introduce a National Basketball League team into the Queensland capital, Basketball Australia has announced.

Boomers set to open London Olympic venue

The Boomers Australian men’s basketball team will have the honour of being one of the first two teams to play at the new Olympic basketball venue in London when they participate in the opening game of the official Olympic basketball test event next week.