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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

AC: China groove in shock win

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 26 Sep, 2019

AUSTRALIA's Opals will have to take the long route to the FIBA Asia Cup medal round after unexpectedly dropping tonight's clash to China 69-70 in Bengaluru, India.

Sep 26

AC: Tall Ferns cut down

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2019

AUSTRALIA took its FIBA Asia Cup record to 2-0 tonight, demolishing trans-Tasman rival New Zealand 82-44, a Gold Medal rematch against Japan looming larger with each day.

Sep 25

AC: Opals brutalise Manila folders

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2019

AUSTRALIA tonight fired a shot across the bow of its FIBA Asia Cup opponents in Bengaluru, India, smashing the Philippines 123-57 in a powerhouse performance by the world's #3 ranked nation.

Sep 24

Blitz bitz and some WC and Asia Cup stuff

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 23 Sep, 2019

CHALLENGED to speak with their feet and show up for NBL Blitz games, Tasmanians used their heads and turned last week's annual preseason tournament for the Loggins-Bruton Cup into the most successful of all time!

Sep 23

WC Wrap: When 4th is your best, and worst

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 16 Sep, 2019

IT was a magnificent FIBA World Cup tournament for an Australian team which made history (twice), played its heart out, filled a country with pride at its erstwhile endeavour and finished three rankings ahead of the USA.

Sep 16

WC: French resistance wins Bronze battle

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 15 Sep, 2019

FRANCE tonight produced a 46-29 second half to claim its second FIBA World Cup Bronze Medal while denying Australia its first 67-59 in a sad end to what had been an absorbing and exciting Boomers campaign in China.

Sep 15

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