Monthly Archives: July 2012

Boomers claim nail-biting win over France

The Australian Boomers have endured a rollercoaster final minute to claim the first win of their pre-Olympic tour, the major scalp of France 69-67 in Strasbourg this morning.

Brett Brown speaks after French game

Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown spoke with Basketball Australia following the Boomers…… France in Strasbourg in the early hours of this morning.

French assignment for Boomers

The Australian Boomers will play their final game before setting off for London and the 2012 Olympic Games in Strasbourg tomorrow morning (AEST).

Boomers captain Matt Nielsen speaks on RSN Radio

Australian Boomers captain Matt Nielsen on RSN Radio following the game v Brazil in Strasbourg, France.

[Gallery] All the action from the U18 3X3 nationals

The U18 National 3X3 Championship in Sydney were a huge success, with VIC Country taking out the Women's final, while SA Metro clinched the Men's final

Jayco Opals drop final warm-up game against France

The Jayco Opals have gone down to France in a narrow defeat under difficult circumstances earlier this morning, losing 64-58 in France in their final warm-up game ahead of London.

Boomers fall short against Brazil

Brazil have secured victory over the Australian Boomers 87-71 in Strasbourg, France in the early hours of this morning.

Boomers coach Brett Brown speaks after Brazil game

Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown spoke with Basketball Australia following the Boomers 87-71 defeat to Brazil in Strasbourg, France in the early hours of this morning.

London preview as Boomers face Brazil

The Australian Boomers come up against South American powerhouse Brazil in the early hours of tomorrow morning (AEST), the very team they will open their 2012 London Olympic Games campaign against in a week’s time.

Rollers and Gliders claim victory in World Challenge

The Australian men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams have now set their sights firmly on winning gold at the London Paralympic Games, after both teams emerged victorious today at the 2012 World Challenge in Sydney.

Jayco Opals survive scare against Brazil

The Jayco Australian Opals have survived a tough test against Brazil overnight in France to secure a narrow 78-75 win, keeping their unbeaten pre-Olympic record alive.

Brazil and France await for Boomers

Only a week remains before the Boomers opening pool game of the 2012 London Olympic Games against Brazil, meaning Monday morning’s (AEST) game against the South American powerhouse takes on added significance.

Jayco Opals dominate China with London in their sights

The Jayco Australian Opals women’s basketball team have continued to show their dominance in the build-up to the London Games, handing China a 31-point drubbing as they grow in confidence with less than a week to go till the London Games.

World Challenge and U18 3X3 a big success

Sydney Olympic sporting precinct is playing host to not only the Rollers and Gliders World challenge currently, but also the U18 Australian 3X3 championship, both events proving to be a smashing success.

More wins for the Aussies on Day 2 of the World Challenge

The Australian Rollers and Gliders both had good wins on day two of the World Challenge.

Statement from Basketball Australia on travel arrangements

Basketball Australia today released the following statement on the travel arrangements of our Olympians.

5 mins with sharpshooting Jayco Opal Belinda Snell

She is regarded as one of the best shooters in the Australian game and heading to her third Olympics in London, Belinda Snell and her textbook jumper will play a key role in the Jayco Opals medal chances. Basketball Australia caught up with the Sydney Uni Flames gunner recently.

Rollers, Gliders open World Challenge with wins

Australia has started its campaign at the Rollers and Gliders World Challenge with a pair of wins.