Monthly Archives: September 2011

Men's Nat. Wheelchair League this wkend in Logan

The 2011 National Wheelchair Basketball League is coming to a heated finals event next weekend with 4 teams playing off for the NWBL Championship Title. The NWBL Finals will be held at Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre in Brisbane from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September.

Aust. women finish 5th at 3x3 World Youth Challenge

The Australian women’s team have finished in fifth position at the inaugural 3x3 World Youth Challenge in Rimini, Italy.

Jayco Opals claim Landon Trophy after sweeping NZ

The Jayco Australian Opals have again withheld a gallant New Zealand Tall Ferns side to seal the FIBA Oceania Championship series, winning Game Three 82-57, claiming the first ever Landon Trophy.

Boomers sweep NZ to claim FIBA Oceania Champs

The Al Ramsay Shield is in Australia’s hands after the Boomers men’s basketball team swept the New Zealand Tall Blacks in the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship, winning Game Three 92-68 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney on Sunday afternoon.

Australians 3-1 at 3x3 World Youth Challenge

The Australian women’s team at the inaugural 3x3 World Youth Challenge in Rimini, Italy have started strongly, recording three wins from their first four matches.

Jayco Opals qualify for London Games

The Jayco Australian Opals are headed to the London Olympic Games after taking out the FIBA Oceania Championship with their second straight win of the series, defeating the Tall Ferns 92-73 in Brisbane on Friday night.

Boomers seal London berth with series win over NZ

The Australian Boomers have booked a ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games, running away from a gallant Tall Blacks side in their second game of the FIBA Oceania Championship series in Brisbane on Friday night, to win 81-64.

Boomers and Opals series unique, says Sengstock

The current Olympic qualification series double-header between the Australian men’s and women’s national basketball teams, the Boomers and Jayco Opals, and archrivals New Zealand is a unique event in Australian sport according to Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock.

Australian 3x3 team ready for action

The Australian team for the 1st invitational World 3x3 Championship will commence competition in Rimini, Italy on Friday.

Boomers secure Game One victory over Tall Blacks

The Australian Boomers men’s basketball team has joined the Jayco Opals in securing Game One of the FIBA Oceania Championship, sealing the 91-78 win in a fiery and physical contest against the New Zealand Tall Blacks.

Jayco Opals beat Tall Ferns in game one

The Jayco Australian Opals women’s basketball team have taken the first step towards Olympic Qualification, taking Game One of the best-of-three FIBA Oceania Championship on Wednesday night, beating the New Zealand Tall Ferns 77-64 before a packed house in Melbourne.

Boomers and Jayco Opals vs. NZ Live Stats

See below for links to Live Stats from the Boomers and Jayco Opals Olympic qualification series against New Zealand.

Watch the Jayco Opals v NZ live from 5:15PM today!

Game One of the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship series between the Jayco Australian Opals and the New Zealand Tall Ferns for the right to play in London 2012 will be streamed LIVE via You Tube.

Boomers name team for Olympic qualifying tournament

The 12-man Australian Boomers men’s national basketball team that will take on archrivals New Zealand in the Olympic qualification tournament starting tomorrow night in Melbourne has been named, and includes NBA superstar Patty Mills, as well as seven European-based players, three local National Basketball League heros and one young college athlete.

Tall Blacks name side for Boomers clash

Just days out from their do-or-die trans-Tasman clash against the Australian Boomers for a place at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the New Zealand Tall Blacks men’s basketball team have named their side and it could well be the best ever to take the floor according to veteran Kiwi guard Mark Dickel.

Gliders split game three and four in Four Nation Tournament

The Australian Gliders lost the first of their two games today in Hamburg to the host nation Germany by six points, 49-55.

Basketball mourns Charles Ryan

The basketball world is mourning the passing of an outstanding contributor to the sport following the news that Charles Ryan passed away on Saturday morning.

Jayco Opals team named ahead of Oceania Champ

The Jayco Australian Opals have named the 12 players who will take to the floor against the New Zealand Tall Ferns in the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship next week, in the best-of-three series that will determine who will be granted a direct ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games.