Monthly Archives: June 2013

Aussies keep unbeaten run in Stankovic Cup

Australia has kept their unbeaten run through the Stankovic Cup alive with a tense 72-68 win over Puerto Rico in Lanzhou on Saturday.

Emus bounce back to thrash Brazil

The Australian Emus U19 Men’s basketball team has booked a Classification Round match-up with China after stunning Brazil with an emphatic 28 point win at the 2013 U19 World Championship overnight, clinching victory 73-45.

Emus succumb to giants of Serbia

The Australian U19s men’s basketball team, the Emus, have suffered their first defeat at the 2013 U19 FIBA World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic, going down to the might of Serbia overnight 78-57.

Emerging Boomers continue winning ways in Stankovic Cup

Australia has continued its impressive start to the Stankovic Cup, defeating hosts China 64-59 in Lanzhou on Friday night in another thriller.

Love Wheelchair Basketball? Catch a Game for Free This Weekend Thanks to IDiS

Students can take advantage of free entry to National Basketball Wheelchair League games in Brisbane this weekend thanks to the support of the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDiS) campaign.

Emus start U19 World Championship campaign in style

The Australian U19 Men’s basketball team, the Emus, have tipped off their 2013 World Championship campaign in the Czech Republic in emphatic fashion, thumping Senegal in their opening encounter by 44-points, 90-46.

Aussies win thrilling Stankovic Cup opener

Behind the clutch play of Jason Cadee and Cameron Bairstow, Australia started the Stankovic Cup in Lanzhou on Thursday night with a tough 62-59 win over Argentina.

2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship – Tip-Off Tonight

The Australian Emus begin their quest for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship tonight as they face Senegal on the opening day of the tournament in the Czech Republic.

Emerging Boomers Talent Ready for Stankovic Cup

The Australian Men’s Team destined for the 2013 World University Games (WUG) arrived in China on Wednesday ahead of the 2013 Stankovic Continental Cup eager to add to Australia’s already impressive medal collection at the tournament.

Australian teams named for 2013 World University Games

The Australian Men’s and Women’s teams have been announced for the 2013 World University Games, tipping off in Kazan, Russia next month.

Statement from Basketball Australia CEO Kristina Keneally

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Kristina Keneally today confirmed she is not a candidate for the federal parliament in the upcoming election.

Mills stays with Spurs for next NBA season

Australian Boomers star guard Patty Mills is staying in San Antonio after exercising his option for a one-year extension with the Spurs for the 2013/14 NBA season.

Goannas Gearing up for Deaflympics

The Goannas – the Australian Men’s Deaf Basketball team – will soon depart for Sofia, Bulgaria to compete in the 22nd Deaflympics from 26 July to 4 August 2013.

Emerging Opals find positives in China

A remarkable shooting performance from young gun Alex Sheedy saw the Jayco Emerging Australian Opals push China to the limit as their Four-Nations Tournament continues.

Competing at the AJCs? Apply for a Local Sporting Champions Grant

Are you competing at any of Basketball Australia’s upcoming Australian Junior Championships? You might be eligible for funding under the Local Sporting Champions program.

Virgin Australia becomes official airline sponsor of the WNBL

Virgin Australia and Basketball Australia today announced a new partnership that will see the multi award winning carrier become the Official Airline partner of the Women’s National Basketball League.

Emus head to Czech Republic in winning form

The Australian Emus are on their way to Prague in winning form after closing out their Spanish preparations with a 88-82 win over Russia last night in Caceres ahead of the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Defensive domination leads to Opals win over China

The Jayco Australian Opals closed out their three-game series against China on a winning note, with an impressive 69-59 victory overnight.