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Bobongie building confidence through opportunities

AFTER excelling through the Queensland pathway and ranks, Monique Bobongie is determined to continue her love for the game of basketball. Bobongie says she found her passion for the sport at a young age, after seeing family members hit the court. “Basketball first came to me when I was about seven years old, watching my […]

Boomers blitz Asia qualifying window with big win

THERE could not have been a more perfect way to conclude the Australian Boomers’ 2024 FIBA Asia Cup qualifying window on Sunday night, defeating Indonesia in dominant fashion to make it a two-game winning streak. Following their comeback victory against Korea last week, the pressure was on the Boomers to carry the momentum from the […]

Boomers best Korea in Bendigo

DESPITE an early scare from the visitors, the Australian Boomers emerged victorious in their clash against Korea in the 2024 FIBA Asia Qualifiers at Red Energy Arena on Thursday night. The visitors led for nearly 30 minutes of the match, and took a two-point lead into the final term, before the Boomers stormed home in […]

PODCAST | Got Next Season 2, Episode 14

A BUMPER episode of the Got Next Podcast has dropped after another massive week in Australian basketball. From the Opals achieving success at the Olympic Qualifiers, to an enthralling penultimate round of NBL action, there is a lot to digest. Join Host Michael Alvaro and Basketball Analyst Liam Badkin as they run you through how […]

Opals sneak past Serbia to cap off Olympic Qualifiers

A WIN over Serbia in the final game of their 2024 Olympic Qualifiers campaign was the perfect way for the Australian Opals to cap off a successful weekend in Brazil. The Opals had already secured a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics after defeating Germany a couple of days earlier, but were still looking to […]

Jackson retires as Opals qualify for Paris

AN impressive win from the Australian Opals has been overshadowed by the shock retirement of arguably Australia’s greatest ever basketball player in Lauren Jackson. Jackson announced that Australia’s 85-52 win over Germany in the 2024 Olympic Qualifiers would be her last appearance at international level, falling just short of a fifth appearance at the world’s […]

Defence delivers as Opals move one step closer

SOME massive defensive plays down the stretch has helped the Australian Opals to a five-point win over Brazil in the first game of the 2024 Olympic Qualifying tournament on Friday morning AEDT. With the game in the balance late, multiple stops ensured the Opals held on despite an effort from the opposition that was inspired […]

Brazil-bound Opals announce Olympic Qualifiers squad

WITH the 2024 Paris Olympics getting closer by the day, the Australian Opals have announced their squad for the Qualifying tournament in Brazil next month. The Opals will face off against the host nation, Serbia, and Germany from February 7-11 in a bid to book a spot at the world’s premier sporting event later this […]

Crocs conquer New Zealand to claim Oceania Championship

THE Australian Crocs have been crowned the FIBA U17 Oceania Champions in the boys competition after defeating New Zealand by 47 points in the final on Sunday. Coming into the match as the form side of the tournament, the Aussies were favourites to take out the ultimate prize in the big dance, having bested New […]

Crocs survive NZ scare to remain unbeaten

ALTHOUGH it was not as cruisy as their first two wins, the Australian Crocs have made it three from three at the 2023 FIBA Oceania Championships in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday night. The Crocs faced their toughest challenge yet when they took on New Zealand in their third game of the tournament. Australia had […]

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