Monthly Archives: July 2013

National Stars Inspire Junior Talent

Athletes and coaches taking part in Basketball Australia's National Intensive Training Program (NITP) in the Northern Territory were last week paid a visit by Opals legend Jenni Screen and Perth Wildcats star Damian Martin.

Gems claim Bronze behind stunning comeback over Spain

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team secured their first medal since 1997, winning Bronze overnight in a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Spain, clinching victory 73-68, to finish third overall in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Lithuania.

Musashi to sponsor Boomers and Opals

Basketball Australia has named Musashi as the Official Supplement Supplier to the Australian Boomers and Australian Jayco Opals under a new two-year sponsorship deal.

Gems to battle Spain for Bronze after falling to USA in semis

The Australian Gems U19 women’s basketball team is preparing for a Bronze Medal showdown with Spain at the 2013 U19 Women’s World Championship of Basketball in Lithuania in the early hours of Monday morning (AEST), after going down to the USA 77-54 in the Semi Finals over night.

Gems defeat China, now face Semi Final showdown against the USA

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team will play the USA in the Semi Finals of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship, after a stunning Quarter Final victory against China overnight, 74-65.

2013/14 WNBL Season tips off October 4

The 2013/14 Women's National Basketball League season will tip-off on October 4 this year, headlined by a blockbuster Grand Final rematch between reigning champions Bendigo Spirit and the Townsville Fire on opening night.

Gems defeat Serbia, next up, Quarter Finals clash with China

The Australian Gems U19 Women's basketball team completed a 3-0 sweep of their Eighth-Final Round match-ups in Lithuania overnight, with a resounding victory over Serbia, 89-53, giving them the perfect preparation ahead of the Quarter Finals stage of the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship.

Boomers in camp to set Road To Rio

The Australian Boomers will descend on Canberra this weekend in one of their first core camps to set the team’s direction on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games under new Head Coach Andrej Lemanis

Gems through to Quarters, hand Brazil their first loss

The Australian Gems U19 Women's basketball team became the fifth nation to qualify for the Quarter Final round of the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship, after knocking off the previously undefeated Brazil overnight, 69-51.

Sydney Comets People Power Campaign wins first fight

The City of Sydney Comets’ campaign to reinstate funding for the Alexandria Basketball Stadium has had its first major win, with the City of Sydney Council overturning a decision to scrap funding for the upgrade.

Gems rebound to score solid victory over Russia

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team are back on the winner’s list, having rebounded strongly from Sunday’s loss to Spain, to defeat Russia in their FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship match-up overnight, 96-72.

Gems suffer first defeat of U19 World Champs, against Spain

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship overnight, going down to Spain 81-63, in their final preliminary round match-up.

Gems take strong win over gallant Japan

After weathering an impressive three-point shooting display by the Japanese for much of the contest, the Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team built a strong tally late in the up-tempo game to overrun their opponent and secure their second consecutive win of the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship in Lithuania.

Gems Tip-off U19 WC campaign convincingly

The Australian Gems U19 Women’s basketball team began their 2013 U19 FIBA World Championship campaign in style, handily dispatching Argentina, 69-48, in game one of the tournament in Lithuania overnight.

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ticketing information

With just over a year before the FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off in Spain, FIBA and the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) have announced tickets will go on sale next Tuesday 23 July 2013 at

Opals ramp up prep for FIBA Qualifier

The Jayco Australian Opals are ramping up preparations for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships with another training camp under Head Coach Brendan Joyce in Victoria next week.

Competition continues for future stars of Australian basketball: FIBA U19 World Championships for Women tip-off tonight

The Australian Gems begin their quest for the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championship tonight as they face Argentina the opening day of the tournament in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Interview: Erin Phillips talks life in the WNBA

It’s a regular mid-July Saturday evening in New Jersey. The muggy weather outside makes the cooler confines of the Prudential Center a welcome relief for the sparse crowd that has showed up to watch the New York Liberty host the Indiana Fever.