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Gems World Championship team named

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.

Gems looking good ahead of World titles

France: The Australian Gems have secured a victory in their final game at the Fougeres Tournament in France with a gutsy win over the host nation 70-54.

Precious Gems headed to France

Basketball Australia can announce the athletes selected to represent Australia's Under-19 women's basketball team, the Gems, on a tour of France.

France: AIS girls on their way home

Thursday morning we awoke at the very early hour of 4am to ensure we arrived at the airport in time for our 7.30am flight. We were pretty much the first people at the airport and everything was still shut. We boarded the short flight to London and landed at around 8am. We then had the choice of whether we wanted to sightsee around London city or hang around the airport writes AIS.

2009 U19 World Champs Men's draw announced

FIBA have released the draw for the 2009 U19 Men's World Championships, to be played in Auckland from 2nd - 12th July.

Seeking 2008 FIBA Oceania youth tournament staff

Basketball Australia will be competing in the men’s and women’s 2008 FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament which will be held from 29 September to 4 October, Guam.  Basketball Australia will send a team of 10 male and 10 female athletes together

Gems team named for France tour, games v Chinese Taipei

Following a recent training camp in Newcastle, Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the 12 athletes selected to represent the Australian U19 women’s team, the Gems, on a tour of France in June and games against the touring Chinese Taipei

Gems converge on Newcastle for camp and game

The new look Australian U19 women’s team, the Gems, will be in Newcastle from Thursday 8 May to Sunday 11 May for a training camp, culminating in the naming of a team for upcoming games against the Chinese Taipei senior

Development camp begins at AIS on Wednesday

The Australian Development Camp for the 2011 Gems and Emus squads begins at the AIS in Canberra tomorrow, marking the beginning of preperations for the respective world championship campaigns.  Below is a day-to-day camp program highlighting the level of hard work

Bishop leads Gems to convincing win

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, will play for fifth spot at the 2007 FIBA World Championship after belting the Czech Republic 89-66 this morning. The Gems responded well after they were knocked out of medal contention

Gems finish fifth after rolling Slovak Republic

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, finished fifth at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic this morning after defeating the host nation 64-54 in their final game. The 10-point win gives the Gems a

Gems heartbreaking final second loss

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, were knocked out of medal contention at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic tonight following a gut wrenching final second 72-69 loss to Spain. Spanish guard Gabriela Ocete

Gems lose to Serbia, quarter final clash with Spain

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, suffered their first defeat at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic this morning, losing 64-57 to Serbia. Although every Australian scored points, poor ball handling, particularly in the

Gems shine to make it 5-from-5

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, registered their fifth straight win, a gutsy 85-79 victory over the Czech Republic at the 2007 FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic this morning. With five players scoring nine points

Gems beat Canada, improve to 4-and-0

The Australian Under 19 Women’s basketball team, the Gems, remained undefeated at the FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic after a comfortable 70-55 win over Canada tonight. The 15-point win is the first of the Gems three crossover games

Gems hold off Sweden for third win

The Australian under-19 women’s basketball team defeated Sweden 72-68 at the FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic overnight, ending the Scandinavians’ unbeaten run at the tournament. The victory was the third on the trot for the Gems, who now

Gems pound Brazil to start Worlds

The Australian under 19 women’s basketball team thrashed Brazil in the opening game of the World Championship in the Slovak Republic overnight, 84-51. Playing in the nation’s capital, Bratislava, the Gems “did it for the Emus”, Australia’s under 19 men’s

Gems overcome Mali, move to 2-and-0

The Australian under 19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, have defeated Mali 80-65 to remain undefeated after two games at the FIBA World Championship in the Slovak Republic. South Australians Abby Bishop and Mia Newley scored 13 points apiece to