Monthly Archives: May 2015

Italy gets revenge over Opals

A determined Italian outfit turned the tide on two-straight defeats at the hands of the Jayco Australian Opals on Sunday morning, with a 16-point victory.

Launceston Tornadoes Seeking Redemption In 2015

Suffering through four straight seasons without reaching the playoffs, a front court trio are putting the Launceston Tornadoes back into contention.


The Jayco Australian Opals were able to hang tough, defeating a determined Italian outfit on the second of their three-game series on Saturday morning.


Basketball Australia offers its condolences to the family and loved ones of Steve Evans, who passed away on May 26, 2015.

Fire Still Burns for Mt. Gambier Pioneers

Now in his fourth season at the helm of the Mt. Gambier Pioneers, Richard Hill has put together a team-oriented group in his search for back-to-back championships.

In Profile: Maddie Garrick

Maddie Garrick’s elevation to the Jayco Australian Opals may appear to have been swift, but it has been far from an overnight journey to the top. The 23-year-old booked her ticket to Europe with the Opals off the back of her first senior camp and so making the 12-woman squad came as a revelation.


The lowdown on our Aussie contenders for a championship ring.

Best of three Grand Final Series for Wattle Valley WNBL Championship

The first WNBL Review Working Party (RWP) has met to discuss a number of recommendations as per the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) report into the Optimal Competition Model for the game.

Jayco Australian Opals defeat Italy

The Jayco Australian Opals are off to a winning start in their three-game series against Italy, defeating the home side 65-77 in Pordeone in the country’s north-east on Friday morning.

SEABL Round 8- Men's Preview

Bendigo Braves and Dandenong Rangers go head-to-head in our game of the week, plus we preview every match.

Emus and Gems Teams Announced for FIBA U19 World Championships

The Australian Emus and Gems teams have been finalised ahead of the Under-19 World Championships. Consisting of 12 players for each side, the Emus and Gems selections were made following training camps in May.


A foundation has been set for the 2016 Under-17 World Championships with the announcement of a 23-player squad for the Sapphires.

SEABL Round 8- Women's Preview

Nunawading Spectres and Bendigo Lady Braves go head-to-head in our game of the week, plus we preview every match.

SEABL Round 7- Players of the Week

Walker and Ruef headline in the seventh week of competition.

In Profile: Stephanie Talbot

Get to know the new faces of the Jayco Australian Opals in the first of our series. Here, 20-year-old Stephanie Talbot takes centre stage.

SEABL Women- The Round 7 Report

Roy Ward on the Bendigo Lady Braves' interim coach, plus this week's big plays and the media wrap-up

Joyce pleased with improved Opals performance

Serbia may have got the better of the Jayco Australian Opals in the second and final game their series, but Brendan Joyce believes there is plenty to be happy about.

NWBL Round 1 Review

The 2015 National Wheelchair Basketball League season is underway, with five teams meeting in Round 1.