Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jarry reaches WNBA Finals

Jayco Australian Opals star Rachel Jarry is headed to the WNBA Finals as her Minnesota Lynx claimed the Western Conference title over the Phoenix Mercury this morning.

Australian Under 14 Club Championships: Tip-Off Today

The 2013 Australian Under 14 Boys and Girls Club Championships tip-off today, with the girls descending on Ballarat and the boys on Darwin as close to fifty of Australia's top-ranked clubs fight for the crown of national champions.

Mixed results in Game 3 of Oceania Championships

The Australian men and women’s U17 teams wrapped up their 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships campaign, with one loss and one win after Game Three of the tournament, at Knox Saturday night.

Logan Thunder to stay in 2013/14 WNBL Season

Basketball Australia today confirmed the Logan Thunder will play in the 2013/14 Women’s National Basketball League season, with a groundswell of corporate and community support shoring up the Club’s financial stability for the upcoming competition.

Aussie U17 teams secure World C'ship berth

The Australian U17 Men’s and Women’s team have both qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Championships, after defeating New Zealand at the State Basketball Centre, Knox on Friday night.

Australians get off to winning start at FIBA Oceania U17

The Australian U17 Men’s and Women’s team have drawn first blood against New Zealand in Game One of the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships at the State Basketball Centre, Knox on Thursday night.

Statement on Logan Thunder

Basketball Australia became aware last Friday that the Logan Thunder's financial situation had deteriorated significantly, that the General Manager had resigned and that Logan did not have the capital to continue past October.

U17 Australians set for Oceania battle

The opportunity to play against the best in the world draws near for the Australian Under 17 teams as they prepare for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Under 17 Championships, tipping off on Thursday at the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne.

Opals trio advance to WNBA Conference Finals

Jayco Australian Opals trio Rachel Jarry, Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips have advanced to the WNBA Conference Finals after clinching series wins during an upset-filled first round of playoff action.

Basketball supports new integrity in sport initiative

Basketball Australia are pleased to support the National Integrity of Sport Unit’s (NISU) launch of their new digital integrity tool in the fight against match fixing in sport.

Basketball Australia welcomes new Minister For Sport

Basketball Australia has welcomed the appointment of the Hon. Peter Dutton as the Federal Minister for Sport, with the Sport portfolio once again being represented at the Cabinet level.

Opals set for WNBA playoffs

Four Jayco Australian Opals are playoff bound after the completion of the WNBA regular season today, with an all-Aussie first-round matchup on the cards between Penny Taylor and Jenna O’Hea.

Brilliant Spinners claim U23 Bronze Medal

The Australian Spinners Under 23 Men’s wheelchair basketball team have claimed the bronze medal, defeating Great Britain 54-52 in a thrilling contest at the 2013 IWBF Under 23 Men’s World Championships in Adana, Turkey overnight.

Spinners to face Great Britain for U23 Bronze

The Australian Spinners will face Great Britain for the bronze medal at the 2013 IWBF Under 23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championship after a tough semi-final loss to Sweden overnight.

Spinners upset Iran, qualify for Semi Final

The Australian Spinners are semi-final bound after upsetting Iran 66-61 to reach the final four of the 2013 IWBF Under 23 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship in Turkey last night.

Spinners book quarter final clash with Iran

The Australian Spinners enter the quarter final stage of the 2013 IWBF Under 23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Turkey on a high after defeating Japan 57-42 overnight.

Interview: Penny Taylor talks life in the WNBA

Already one of Australia’s most accomplished basketball players – male, or female – Penny Taylor rightfully earned her reputation as one of the best through years of hard work and dedication. Now, after 18-months of battling knee injuries, and at age 32, Taylor is applying that same dedication and work ethic to coming back healthy and sharing her wealth of knowledge with the Phoenix Mercury’s younger players. Right now, it’s all about the love of the game.

Spinners lose to Turkey

The Australian Spinners have suffered their second defeat of the 2013 IWBF Under 23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championships, going down to host nation Turkey 64-52 overnight.