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WNBL awards almost an SA clean sweep

In: WNBL, SA — Monday, 6 Mar, 2023

THERE's been more than a few lean years nationally for players and teams out of South Australia, so an almost clean sweep of the individual accolades in the WNBL - led by Cayla George's MVP victory - has gone some distance toward restoring some pride to a state struggling to vaguely resemble its former glories.


Mar 6

By George! Cayla is killing it!

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 27 Feb, 2023

MELBOURNE Boomers and WNBL stalwart Cayla George is enjoying an MVP season and should join contemporaries such as Suzy Batkovic and Abby Bishop as a winner of the coveted individual award this season. And I must confess, I slouch corrected as the soon-to-be 34-year-old is playing career-best basketball.


Feb 27

FFS: Talbot shock, Sammy gone ... and more

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA — Friday, 24 Feb, 2023

FINAL FRIDAY SUMMARIES: AN extended wrap of many of the key events in basketball this past week, from losing Steph Talbot to an ACL, Sam Mackinnon out as Brisbane Bullets GM and much much more. Boti Nagy and Bob Craven are all over it, Jade Melbourne's prospects and Simon Mitchell's departure all here!!


Feb 24

Our Sami to weather the storm

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Friday, 17 Feb, 2023

THE Seattle Times has produced a strong story about former Opals captain and FIBA World Cup starter and Bronze Medallist Sami Whitcomb, now driving the Perth Lynx toward a WNBL finals finish. Percy Allen is the reporter and courtesy of our man in the US, Bob Craven, we reproduce it here.


Feb 17

Temporarily Out of Order? No longer!

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA, SA, Flashbacks, Misc — Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2023

DEAR Reader. Here it is. Why the Basketball On The Internet website has been idle for more than two months. If you don’t really give a flying frapdoodle (thank you Bill Palmer), that’s easy, skip this link and just move on back to the stories as they tumble in over the coming days. But if you enjoy true horror...


Feb 15

Rd4 WNBL: Spirit atop the tree alone

In: WNBL — Sunday, 4 Dec, 2022

BENDIGO in this new Kennedy Kereama era, remains the WNBL's only undefeated team as it sits atop the ladder after road wins in Townsville and Sydney, the Flames and Canberra yet to break through but set to do so in Round 5 where they will square off in Canberra. And is Southside as good as we feared? 


Dec 4

B&B: We're overdue for our first super-hero(ine)

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 1 Dec, 2022

SHE's a six-time MVP of the WNBL, a five-time league champion, seven-time All Star, four-time leading scorer and played at three Olympic Games for Australia's Opals, returning home a medallist from Athens, Beijing and London. But despite Brad Rosen willing it, Suzy Batkovic was not born in Sydney.


Dec 1

WNBL Rd4: Conti back, new blow for Caps

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2022

TENACIOUS guard and an AFLW star with Richmond Tigers, Monique Conti returns to WNBL action in Round 4 with Southside Flyers while the Canberra Capitals have suffered a further bodyblow with import Dekeiya Cohen deciding on Monday to quit the struggling club.


Nov 30

Robyn's FIBA Hall induction creates family first

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 26 Nov, 2022

FIBA's decision to induct former long-term Australian Opals captain Robyn Maher into its Hall of Fame in Switzerland this week marks a magnificent and unprecedented milestone. With Rob joining husband Tom in the Hall, FIBA now has its historic first wife-husband combination. 


Nov 26

Rd3 WNBL23: Home cooking a serious issue

In: WNBL — Sunday, 20 Nov, 2022

NO-ONE is likely to argue the peripherals of the WNBL have no correlation with the realities of the high standard ball we see on court. Not having a WNBL app, easily the worst TV production values ever seen on the 9NOW coverage and the long-term bug-bear of funding (or lack thereof) leaving many home-town officials calling games. 


Nov 20

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