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ABSC Day Four Wrap – Pender and Smith dominate

DAY FOUR of the Australian Basketball Schools Championship (ABSC) took place on Thursday, and saw Lake Ginninderra book a grand final berth in both the men’s and women’s competitions. The men’s side was anchored by a terrific performance from Cameron Pender, who continued the form that has seen him right in the conversation for the […]

ABSC Day Three Wrap – Petrie posts triple double

A MAMMOTH triple-double from one of Australia’s best young female basketballers headlined the action from day three of the Australian Basketball Schools Competition on the Gold Coast. Wednesday saw another batch of games as some of the best and brightest young players donned their school colours and hit the courts over the course of the […]

ABSC Days One and Two Wrap – Weinstein and Siulepa catch the eye

THE Australian Basketball Schools Championships kicked off on Monday, and the first two days of action has seen some close games as well as a fair few head-turning performances. The tournament pits the nation’s strongest school basketball teams against one another as the country’s young guns are given the opportunity to compete against their peers […]

China get it done in OT to remain unbeaten

CHINA has remained undefeated in the 2022 FIBA Asian Qualifiers after claiming an overtime (OT) triumph over Bahrain at Manama on Tuesday morning, qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. Despite China being heavily favoured coming in, Bahrain produced a brave performance against one of the world powerhouse sides, forcing the game into extra time thanks […]

Aussies book spot in World Cup with thumping win

THE AUSTRALIAN Boomers have secured a spot in the World Cup after an emphatic win in their 2022 FIBA Asian Qualifiers campaign, recording a 97-50 triumph over Kazakhstan overnight, completely outperforming the opposition from the very first minute of play. The game was essentially decided in the first quarter, with the Aussies jumping out to […]

Lebanon launches in second half to take down NZ

NIGHT ONE of the FIBA Men’s Asian Qualifiers saw Lebanon storm home in the final two quarters in its match against New Zealand in Beirut early on Friday morning. The first batch of matches kicked off in the early hours of November 11, and it looked extremely likely that the Tall Blacks were going to […]

Giddey brings the Thunder against old side

THE Adelaide 36ers could not produce consecutive wins against NBA sides in the U.S. on Friday afternoon, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in convincing fashion, as the latter claimed a 131-98 victory. The 36ers could not produce another blistering shooting performance as they did against the Phoenix Suns a few days earlier, as they […]

Talking Points: Phoenix Suns vs. Adelaide 36ers

THE annual tradition of the National Basketball League (NBL) and National Basketball League (NBA) clash continued on Monday afternoon, except the script was flipped for the first time in history. The Adelaide 36ers became the first NBL team to claim a win in the NBL x NBA series after defeating the Phoenix Suns 134-124 in […]

US clinical in gold medal match; claim title

THE United States have won the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup after defeating China to the tune of 22 points in the gold medal match on Saturday. The overwhelming favourites for the entirety of the tournament, the United States were simply too good in the deciding match, and proved to be worthy winners after a […]

China squeeze past Aussies to set up date with US

IN one of the most exciting games of the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup tournament, China has managed to edge out the Australian Opals by two points in the semi-final on Friday night. It was a highly anticipated matchup as the two sides fought it out for a grand final berth in dramatic fashion. Both […]

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