Cagers Meet Prince Charles but Fail to Advance

A CHANCE meeting with Prince Charles was not enough to salvage the Malaysian women’s basketball team’s hopes of making the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games. The Prince of Wales was a guest at the Cairns Convention Centre to watch the New Zealand women’s team in action against India. And the Malaysians were fortunate enough to […]

Malaysian Cagers Earn Deserving Win Over Superior India

THE Malaysian women’s basketball team are the shortest and the lowest-ranked team at the Common­wealth Games.   But they can certainly walk tall after giving a steely performance to beat world No. 45 India 85-72 at the Cairns Convention Centre yesterday. Following their 86-44 mauling at the hands of New Zealand on Thursday, world No. […]

【亚青16岁以下篮赛】马负纽缘慳八强

(佛山6日综合电)大马週四傍晚在附加赛中以42比79惨败给纽西兰,缘慳中国佛山的第5届亚青16岁以下男篮赛八强。 大马此役的投篮命中率低于16%,只有郑尊凯一人得分上双(17分)。人高马大的纽西兰在內线佔尽优势,篮板抢夺战以56对38佔据绝对优势。 东南亚冠军菲律宾在附加赛以103比61横扫香港,八强以72比70险胜日本,半决赛静候中国或黎巴嫩的贏家。 下半区的半决赛对决,是纽西兰与澳洲这对大洋洲內战。前者在八强以73比69力挫伊朗,澳洲则以69比60击退韩国。 Source: Oriental Daily Online | Click Here

Women’s Competition

Thursday 5 April The women’s competition starts in the evening (Get tickets: BK0501 ) with Jamaica meeting India in the opening match. Jamaica will make its Commonwealth Games Basketball debut in Cairns and they’ve got their eyes on a spot on the podium. India will also be looking for a strong start to the tournament – the nation […]

MABA Looks to Advance Malaysian Basketball Further in 2018

We had an opportunity to have a sit down interview with the president of Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA), Dato’ Lua Choon Hann together with the committee members, Mr Boon Ang, Mr Ken Yap, Mr Sinheng Sim and Coach Lee Kheng Tian on the plans and goals for Malaysian basketball in 2018. As the answers came […]

Day 1 of the FIBA U16 Asia Championship

FOSHAN (FIBA U16 Asia Championship) – The Philippines hardly impressed anyone despite surviving a gritty Malaysia, 62-57, on Day 1 of the FIBA U16 Asia Championship. Despite having a bigger and deeper team, the Philippines struggled on both ends of the floor against a Malaysian side that played fast and smart. Malaysia were actually ahead after the first ten […]

Fook Yee has Eyes for Just One Thing ‑ The Hoop

PETALING JAYA: National women’s cager Yap Fook Yee has one important role at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games from April 4-15 – shoot the lights out.   The 24-year-old Fook Yee has earned a reputation as one of the deadliest shooters in the team. Her accuracy from downtown has helped Malaysia to back-to-back gold medals […]

National Women Cagers Aim to Rewrite History by Making Semis

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian women’s basketball team want to create history by making the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games.   Despite being a powerhouse in South-East Asia, Malaysia are still lagging far behind at the Commonwealth Games level and only managed seventh at the 2006 Melbourne Games – the last time basketball was held. The women […]

New Development Basketball League in Store

PETALING JAYA: A new development league comprising nine teams for basketball is set to take off in May.   Known as the MPL D-League, it is a follow-up to the inaugural Malaysia Pro League (MPL) last year which saw the participation of six teams. Four teams which participated in the MPL – KL Dragons, PRG Eagles, […]