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Opals announce Olympic squad for Paris Games

EARLIER today, the Australian Opals announced their extended squad for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games, which are set to kick off on July 26. The Opals recently cemented their spot at the Games after producing a dominant campaign at the Olympic Qualifiers. The tournament was capped off with an emphatic 85-52 win over Germany […]

Spirit burnt as tantalising Townsville too tough

THERE is no doubt that the Townsville Fire are the runaway favourites to claim the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) title come season’s end, and flexed those credentials with another win over the Bendigo Spirit in Geelong on Sunday afternoon. The reigning champions sit comfortably at the top of the table, having recaptured the ripping […]

Townsville’s depth Fires against Lynx

MAKING it two wins on the bounce against their closest rival in the WNBL 2023/24 season, the Townsville Fire once again proved too strong for Perth Lynx on Wednesday, running out 13-point winners despite the visitors getting the jump on them early in their Round 10 clash. The pair faced off on New Year’s Eve […]

Title contenders clash to open New Year

A COUPLE of massive top five clashes open the 2024 portion of the WNBL season. Alongside a top of the table clash later on tonight from 7:30pm in Townsville between the Fire and Perth Lynx, the all-Victorian contest between Melbourne Boomers and Southside Flyers at Parkville is set to be a beauty. Sydney Flames split […]

Fire end 2023 with bounce back victory over Lynx

TOWNSVILLE Fire sent an ominous warning to the rest of the competition with a commanding 23-point victory over Perth Lynx in a top-of-the-table clash to end the 2023 calendar year. While the result may suggest a one-sided result, the Lynx were missing star talent Aari McDonald and remained in the game until midway through the […]

UC looks to Capitalise on third straight win

AFTER dropping the first eight games of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season, the University of Canberra (UC) Capitals are hoping to take a third straight scalp when they hit the court in the west tonight. The Capitals clash with Perth Lynx at Bendat Basketball Centre from 6:30pm local time, coming off relieving upset […]

Aokuso astounds as Townsville trumps Lightning

AN impactful offensive performance from center Zitina Aokuso drove the Townsville Fire to a six-point win over the Adelaide Lightning to kick off Round 5 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) on Wednesday night. Returning home to the Townsville Entertainment Centre, the Fire came into the game on a three-game winning streak, and still […]

Townsville road warriors continue run

UNBEATEN on the road, reigning WNBL champions Townsville Fire made it back-to-back victories down in south west Australia, defeating Adelaide Lightning and Perth Lynx in Round 4. The Fire knocked off the Lightning by 23 points (74-51) on Thursday night, before downing Perth Lynx by 16 (92-76) on Saturday evening. Townsville currently sits second on […]

Southside flies late to fire back at Townsville

IN a grand final rematch between two teams looking to maintain momentum after respective Round 1 wins, the Southside Flyers got revenge on the Townsville Fire for last season’s WNBL Grand Final result. Trailing for the majority of the match, the Flyers came up with some clutch plays late in the game to claim an […]

WNBL | Team Preview – Townsville Fire

THE Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) is getting extremely close to commencing its 2023/24 season, with the opener set to take place on November 1. Last season, there was plenty of excitement as locals and imports alike fired for each of the eight teams, with a plethora of highlights gathering plenty of attention to one […]

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