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WWC: Oh Canada! Opals home in thriller

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 26 Sep, 2022

OPALS supporters tomorrow will be barracking for a Serbian upset over France after Australia tonight staved off Canada 75-72 at the FIBA Women's World Cup, the match at Qudos Bank Arena a statement game from Ezi Magbegor and an exceptional Steph Talbot.


Sep 26

WWC: Opals serve up Serbs

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 25 Sep, 2022

BUILDING?on their breakthrough rout of Mali at the FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney, the Opals tonight turned back a desperate and physical Serbia 69-54 to restart their podium campaign. But they had an anxious overnight wait after star shooter Bec Allen was hurt late in the game and assisted from the floor.?


Sep 25

WWC: Positive signs as Opals smash Mali

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 24 Sep, 2022

AUSTRALIA last night twice startled the crowd at the FIBA Women's World Cup, first with another tentative 2-10 start, then with a 3-point bonanza in a mammoth 118-58 rout of Mali, the earlier introduction of Marianna Tolo and Lauren Jackson quickly turning the tide at Qudos Bank Arena.   


Sep 24

WWC: French toast as Opals roasted

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 23 Sep, 2022

SACRE Bleu! French guard Gabby Williams tonight tore the heart from an offensively handcuffed Opals team as France scored a 70-57 FIBA World Cup opening night win over the host Australians at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena, Bec Allen pacing the home side and Marianna Tolo offering an under-utilised option.


Sep 23

WWC: USA shows why it is favourite for Gold

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 22 Sep, 2022

THE USA opened the FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney today with a convincing 87-72 win over Belgium to reinforce its Gold Medal favouritism, former WNBL import Betnijah Laney high among the defending champion's best, though Breanna Stewart clearly was the standout. 


Sep 22

Friday Pot Pourri: World Cup, Blitz news

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Friday, 16 Sep, 2022

STORM pair Ezi Magbegor and Steph Talbot have led the Opals to a 92-88 practice match win over France in the lead up to next week's FIBA World Cup in Sydney while in Darwin, the defending Loggins-Bruton Cup champion Adelaide 36ers have opened with a victory over South East Melbourne.


Sep 16

SIDELINED highlights fight for women's equality

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 15 Sep, 2022

SBS Viceland on Sunday premieres the first in a four-part series titled "Sidelined: The Fight For Equality in Women's Basketball," following the journey of reigning WNBL champion Deakin Melbourne Boomers across their 2021-22 championship campaign.This is must-see TV for anyone who cares about women in sport.


Sep 15

Hump Day Pot Pourri: World Cup, Blitz news

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2022

PHAB PHOENIX duo Mitch Creek and Ryan Broekoff now will be missing from the NBL PreSeason Blitz when it tips off in Darwin on Friday, both recovering from minor injuries. And the Opals are 1-1 in pre-World Cup practice matches against Puerto Rico and China, with the championship in Sydney just over a week from tip-off.


Sep 14

B&B: 'Start with a 1-year contract' - Opals star

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 12 Sep, 2022

THE 2022 FIBA World Cup for Women is drawing ever closer and our Australian team is carrying the hopes of the host nation in Sydney next week. And that, of course, means perfect timing for Brad Rosen and I to engage Opals star Sara Blicavs as our latest guest interview on the Brad&Boti podcast.


Sep 12

Tess to lead Opals' Cup charge

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 8 Sep, 2022

TOKYO Olympian Tess Madgen - one of a couple of fairly notable absentees from the ill-fated Rio Olympic team - today was named captain of the Opals for their charge at the FIBA World Cup and restoration of Australia's international reputation and once much-admired culture.


Sep 8

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