August 28, 2010

Tall Ferns upset Japan

Together for less than a week, the New Zealand women's basketball team upset Japan 77-74 in Sapporo, Japan today.

The Tall Ferns were not expected to topple a Japanese outfit preparing for the women's world tournament in September.

Jillian had an off-day shooting, hitting just three of her 11 attempts, but she contributed 11 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and a steal!

This is the game report from the Tall Ferns.

August 25, 2010

Jillian is a Tall Fern again

Jillian has rejoined the Tall Ferns, the New Zealand women's national team, as it builds towards the 2012 London Olympics.

The only item currently on their schedule is a three-game friendly series against Japan next weekend, Aug 28-31. Japan is hosting the series as a part of its preparations for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women to be played in the Czech Republic at the end of September. (New Zealand did not qualify for the 2010 World Championship.)

Clare Bodensteiner, who is about to begin her second season as an assistant coach at Loyola University Chicago, did not try out for the New Zealand team.

Read more about the Tall Ferns squad here...

NP & The City: Just a "Wicked" Good time

Nicole blogs about chick theatre and doing the right thing.

August 18, 2010

Jayne added to USA Women's National Team pool

Four international veterans were today added to the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, from which the 2010 USA World Championship and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams will be selected. Added to the USA National Team roster were Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars), Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx), Ebony Hoffman (Indiana Fever) and Kia Vaughn (New York Liberty), all of whom have aided USA Basketball teams to gold medals during their careers. Read more ...

Quotes from each of the four players and their bio's are here ....

August 8, 2010

Nicole Powell inducted into Arizona hall of fame

Nicole Powell has been inducted into the 2010 class of the Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame.

She is considered by many to be the best basketball player to ever come out of an Arizona high school.

She was the only athlete on this year’s ballot to get in by unanimous selection of the 15-member committee. It’s no surprise that her selection was unanimous. She was recently voted The Arizona Republic’s Player of the 20th Century.

Nicole wasn’t just a basketball player in high school, but an all-around athlete. Read more about the accomplishments that earned Nicole this honor in: