Monthly Archives: July 2013

Emerging Boomers win silver at WUG

It’s official, the Emerging Boomers are the most resilient basketball team going around, but on gold medal night at the World University Games they couldn’t pull off one more miracle, falling 81-74 to hosts Russia.

Basketball Australia extends Alanic International deal to wheelchair teams

Basketball Australia and Alanic International have extended their new multi-year compression partnership to service the men’s and women’s national wheelchair basketball teams – the Rollers and Gliders – as well as the Under 23 men’s and Under 25 women’s national wheelchair teams.

Emerging Opals claim bronze

Australia has claimed the first of two basketball medals at the 2013 World University Games in Russia, the Emerging Opals dismantling Chinese Taipei 99-58 on Monday night to claim bronze.

Lazarus-like Aussies into gold medal decider

It seems you can never write off an Australian team at the 2013 World University Games, the Emerging Boomers pulling off a Lazarian comeback to defeat Serbia in the semi-final and march into the gold medal decider.

Emerging Boomers fight their way into WUG semis

Australia have dug deep to stun great rivals Lithuania, 60-55, in the quarter-finals of the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Semi-final heartache for Emerging Opals

A remarkable final-quarter surge was not enough to save the Emerging Opals from semi-final heartbreak as they fell 79-78 to the USA at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Emerging Opals set up semi-final showdown with USA

A ruthless third-quarter defensive effort has guided Australia past Canada, 72-58, in their quarter-final at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Aussies make light work of UAE

After thrilling encounters against Canada and the USA, the Emerging Boomers made light work of their final pool game against the United Arab Emirates on Friday, romping to a 131-43 win.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program – one week to go

Australian Junior Athletes are invited to apply for the 2014 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, which represents the pinnacle of sporting achievement in Australia, acknowledging the nation’s greatest sporting achievers “on and off” the field.

Australians on a high after beating the big-dogs of basketball world

Australian basketballer Cameron Bairstow is looking forward to bragging rights when he goes back to his College team in the USA.

Cadee brilliance drives Aussies past US

Australia’s Emerging Boomers have made an emphatic statement at the World University Games, defeating the powerful USA 93-84 after trailing by as many as 10 points in the third term.

Alanic International named Official Compression Partner of Basketball Australia

Basketball Australia and Alanic International today announced a new partnership that will see the Australian owned company become BA’s Official Compression Partner, servicing the Women’s National Basketball League and high performance programs.

Emerging Opals progress undefeated

Alice Kunek has exploded for 26 points in a near-perfect shooting display as the Emerging Opals made light work of Finland, 95-46, on Wednesday to remain undefeated at the World University Games in Russia.

Aussies drop WUG shootout to Canada

The Emerging Boomers’ winning streak has come to an end at seven, losing a thrilling 92-83 shootout to Canada at the World University Games in Russia on Wednesday.

Emerging Opals continue to roll against China

Incredible shooting displays from Tess Madgen and Olivia Thompson have highlighted Australia’s thumping 94-45 victory over China at the World University Games in Russia.

Paralympian Brad Ness gets new medals

Four-time Paralympian and wheelchair basketball great Brad Ness today received new medals from the International Paralympic Committee after his own medals were stolen from his house in Rome earlier this year.

Emerging Opals show no mercy in WUG opener

The Emerging Opals have made light work of their opening assignment at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, demolishing Hungary 79-53 in an impressive team display.

Emerging Boomers wear down plucky Swedes

Australia has continued their winning ways at the World University Games, but they were made to work hard for their second victory by a plucky Sweden on Monday night.