Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dominant Boomers crush China to take 2-0 series lead

A vintage performance from Western Australia’s own Mark Worthington inspired the Australian Boomers to an 85–64 win over China at Challenge Stadium tonight to go 2-0 up in the Sino-Australia Challenge.

New Aussie Hoops program launched

Basketball Australia is pleased to launch the new and improved Aussie Hoops program, helping youngsters around the country enjoy basketball – everyone’s game.

U17 Women's team named for FIBA U17 World Championships

The Jayco Australian Under 17 Women’s Team has been named for next month’s 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for Women, tipping off on June 28 in the Czech Republic.

Boomers rookies inspire overtime win over China

The Australian Boomers have started the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge on a winning note, with the debutants inspiring a rousing 97-95 come-from-behind overtime victory at Challenge Stadium tonight.

ABC2 to broadcast 2014 FIBA World Championships

Australian sports fans rejoice – ABC2 has today announced that the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and FIBA World Championship for Women will screen on free-to-air television for the first time, as we follow the fortunes of the Australian Boomers and Jayco Australian Opals.

WA stars lead Boomers team for Sino-Australia Challenge

Home state heroes Mark Worthington and Luke Nevill headline the 12-strong Australian Boomers team named to take on Team China in the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge, tipping off on Thursday night at Challenge Stadium.

New generation lead China squad for Sino-Australia Challenge

The guard is changing in Chinese basketball, with a fresh generation of young players looking to ascend to the international stage and drive China forward to an exciting new era of basketball for the country.

Lemanis lays down the challenge to Boomers

Australian Boomers Head Coach Andrej Lemanis has thrown down the challenge to players to force their way into calculations for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup as preparations for the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge heat up.

NBA Draft Lottery makes picture clearer for Exum

You thought the talk about possible destinations for Australian Boomers young gun Dante Exum was loud – well it’s about to go into overdrive following the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery held in New York yesterday.

Under 17 Men impressing on tour of China

The Australian Under 17 Men’s team have ended the first leg of their Chinese tour with a comprehensive victory over Slovenia’s Under 19 national team 75-54 on Monday – a just reward for a strong start to their four-nation tournament.

ABC2 to broadcast 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge

Basketball fans will be able to see all of the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge between the Australian Boomers and Team China with the entire series to be telecast on ABC2.

NBL Rookie of the Year Tom Jervis added to Boomers squad

Perth Wildcats big man and NBL Rookie of the Year Tom Jervis has been added to the Australian Boomers squad for the upcoming training camp leading into the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge against Team China.

Aussies Abroad: Phillips, Taylor make winning start

Jayco Australian Opals Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor have enjoyed a winning start to the 2014 WNBA season, claiming back-to-back wins for the Phoenix Mercury on the opening weekend.

Squad named for final Under 17 Women's CoE camp

It comes down to four days at the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE), with 12 spots up for grabs in the Jayco Australian Under 17 Women’s team to compete at next month’s 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for Women.

Vale John Gardiner

The Australian basketball community is in mourning following the loss of former Boomer and Basketball WA Board Member John Gardiner, who passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer.

Boomers star Joe Ingles wins Euroleague title

At the third time of trying, Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles has finally broken through to claim his first Euroleague championship, as his Maccabi Tel-Aviv claimed a dramatic 98-86 overtime win against Real Madrid in the final in the early hours of this morning.

Aussies Abroad: Opals, Boomers in fight for championship glory

Australian Boomers duo Patty Mills and Aron Baynes are heading back to the NBA Western Conference Finals after helping their San Antonio Spurs secure a 4-1 series win over the Portland Trailblazers in the Western Conference Semi Finals.

2014 NWBL season set to tip-off with cluster round

As the 2014 National Wheelchair Basketball League tips off tonight, fans will be asking: who can stop the Be Active Perth Wheelcats from turning their 2013 championship victory into the beginning of another dynasty?