Completing a fairtytale weekend, the Kilsyth Cobras have won three straight games to take the 2015 NWBL Championship against the Red Dust Heelers while the Wollongong Roller Hawks earned third place in their playoff with the RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets.
Overcoming a loss to New Zealand in the pool games, Australia have defeated their Trans-Tasman rivals 91-86 to win the gold medal at the Under-16 Oceania Championship and advance to the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.
Exerting their physical presence with a 41-25 rebound advantage, Australia have taken Game 2 of the Oceania Championship 89-79 to advance to the Rio Olympics in August 2016.
Australian Boomers’ assistant coach, Luc Longley is not shying away from the task at hand for the touring side ahead of tonight’s second leg of the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships.
The 2015/16 Wattle Valley WNBL tips off on October 9 with an incredible two-day opening round of competition setting the scene for a huge season of Australian women’s basketball.