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Gems World Championship team named
Courtesy: Basketball Australia 22/6/2009
Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the athletes selected in the Australian Under-19 Women’s team, the Gems, for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women in Bangkok, Thailand from July 23 – August 2.
178cm guard Stephanie Cumming has been named Team Captain and is just one of 11 athletes from the Australian Institute of Sport selected in the 12-strong side including 203cm Opal Liz Cambage Gretel Tippett the exception.
The team was selected following the Gems tour to France earlier this month where the team recorded wins over Under-19 national teams from China, Turkey, Latvia, Russia, Belgium, and France.
The Gems have drawn in Group A at the World Championship alongside France, Argentina and Korea, and will tip off their tournament against Argentina on July 23.
Other nations competing at the event are Brazil, Czech Republic, Thailand, Lithuania, Canada, Japan, Russia, Tunisia, Spain, China, USA and Mali.
Australia placed fifth at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women with a 7 win, 2 loss record.
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5