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Star-studded ceremony

Star-studded ceremony

8 July 2007

Australian Opal, Jennifer Screen, tied the knot with her sweetheart and fellow basketball player, Neil Mottram, on June 30 in a star-studded ceremony in Adelaide. The event was organised from Italy via the internet due to the pair’s professional playing commitments. Beijing Bound had a chat with Jennifer to hear about her exciting wedding news as well as her experiences living and playing in Italy.

Boomers win four nations

Boomers win four nations

22 June 2007

The Australian men's basketball team won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation.The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73, 77-66), two over Croatia (80-56, 82-79) and one over

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

Goorjian misses game, Boomers win again

20 June 2007

The virus plagued Australian men's basketball team registered their fourth win in as many games in Zhuai, China overnight, courageously defeating Croatia 82-79.Head Coach Brian Goorjian was so ill with a virus he was forced to stay at the team hotel

Virus riddled Boomers make it three-from-three

Virus riddled Boomers make it three-from-three

18 June 2007

Despite half the team and several members of the coaching staff being struck down by a severe virus, the Australian men's basketball team registered a gutsy 75-54 win over Italy in Jiangmen City, China overnight.Sydney King Ian Crosswhite has been the worst affected and was unable to play

Boomers to trial their young guns in China

Boomers to trial their young guns in China

14 June 2007

Rising stars of Australian basketball will be challenged to earn Olympic qualifying selection in a four-nation tournament in China starting Friday. Boomers head coach Brian Goorjian flew out today with a youthful, experimental squad for a hectic nine-day tour...

Jackson unlikely to play in Australia in 07

Jackson unlikely to play in Australia in 07

8 May 2007

The chances of the world’s best player, Lauren Jackson, taking part in the domestic competition in 2007 look highly improbable with the team most likely to sign her, the Adelaide Lightning, rating the chances of securing her services at “one in a thousand”.This news comes as Australian coach

Boomers focus on qualification whilst Opals consolidate

Boomers focus on qualification whilst Opals consolidate

5 April 2007

A 17-man Boomers squad to play at the 2007 FIBA Oceania Qualifying Series in August was announced last month...

Opals and Boomers Squads Named

Opals and Boomers Squads Named

14 March 2007

All 12 members of Australia's 2006 world basketball championship winning outfit were named in the 26-woman Opals squad

Opals no longer fear USA

Opals no longer fear USA

8 March 2007

The world champion Opals are no longer fazed by the intimidation tactics of their once feared opponents … the USA.

Goorjian excited to guide Olympic campaign

Goorjian excited to guide Olympic campaign

8 November 2006

Brian Goorjian was re-appointed unopposed last week as the head coach of the Australian men’s basketball team for the next two years.