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TOQ: Japan has the Opals' number

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019

TOKYO OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS: Australia's Opals may well be ranked at #2 in the world by FIBA, but in Asia they rapidly have become Japan's bunnies.


Nov 17

TOQ: Opals serve it up to hapless India

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019

TOKYO OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS: AUSTRALIA's Opals tonight confirmed their place at next year's final Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying stage by crushing overmatched India 114-29 in Kuala Lumpur.


Nov 16

TOQ: Opals scatter Chinese Taipei

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 14 Nov, 2019

TOKYO OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS: Australia's Opals took care of business tonight, claiming the first of the two wins necessary to move on to Phase Two of qualifying for Tokyo next year by bouncing Chinese Taipei 84-51.


Nov 14

Podcast #4: Brad bruises Breakers

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 13 Nov, 2019

BRAD Rosen and I feel we are starting to hit our stride in our weekly Brad&Boti podcast, talking all things NBL and WNBL, and today with even some Opals in there.


Nov 13

Opals: Pick your poison antidote

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 12 Nov, 2019

SUCCESSIVE Asia Cup campaigns have left no doubt Australia has more issues handling the Asian style than the European or South American, but is a Godsend for players such as Tessa Lavey.


Nov 12

Free Throw Foundations lands 'The Bron'

In: Boomers & Opals, SA, Misc — Friday, 18 Oct, 2019

THE Free Throw Foundation has scored another superstar speaker for its next fundraiser luncheon on December 20, with "The Bron" - Opals coach Sandy Brondello - secured to share her plans for our Tokyo Olympics gold rush.


Oct 18

AC: Allen key to Opals success

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 30 Sep, 2019

MAINTAINING a FIBA Asia Cup tradition begun two years ago by Australia's Kelsey Griffin, Rebecca Allen last night was named in the tournament's All Star Five shortly after a classic Final in which Japan claimed Gold from China in a 71-68 thriller.


Sep 30

AC: Korean barbecue nets us Bronze

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 29 Sep, 2019

CONSISTENTLY beating quality Asian teams such as Japan, China and Korea long has been a challenge for Australia's women, their 3-point deadliness complimented by super-quick drives to the hoop plaguing Opals teams for decades.


Sep 29

AC: Sayonara - Japan drops Opals to Bronze

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 28 Sep, 2019

DEFENDING FIBA Asia Cup champion Japan tonight dashed Australia's hopes of Gold, winning their semi final 76-64, to send the Opals crashing into the Bronze Medal playoff. 


Sep 28

AC: Opals 'take care of business'

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 27 Sep, 2019

IT was supposed to be the Gold Medal "revenge" match at this year's FIBA Asia Cup but instead Australia now will meet Japan tomorrow in a semi final after turning Chinese Taipei into tapas and feasting 90-51 in their qualifying match tonight.


Sep 27

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