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Gems team to take on world

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the athletes selected to represent Australia at the 2007 FIBA World Championships for Under 19 women. The Australian Under 19 Women’s team, the Gems, will hold a training camp in Melbourne in mid June

Gems squad cut to 16

The squad for Australia’s under 19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, has been condensed to 16 players. The athletes that did not make the reduced squad were Louella Tomlinson (AIS), Hope Terdich (Melbourne) and Stephanie Cumming (Dandenong). The reduction was

Gems double up on Japan

Yesterday’s Game 2 went into overtime. Today, the Gems weren’t taking any chances. Australia’s Under 19 women’s basketball team trounced Japan at the AIS Arena in Canberra this afternoon by 65 points, 129-64. Adelaide’s Cayla Francis led Australia with 23

Gems roll Japan in OT

 The Australian Gems showed great composure to defeat Japan at the AIS Arena in Canberra last night, clawing back the lead on three separate occasions to record a 113-107 victory in overtime. The Gems trailed by 14 points in the

Gems down Japanese tourists

 The Australian Under19 women’s basketball team, the Gems, recorded a comfortable win over the Japanese Under19 women’s national team at the AIS Arena in Canberra last night, 96-74. The Japanese are touring Australia to prepare for the 2007 FIBA World

Gems return home: Italian tour recap

Player Diary By Emma LANGFORD March 16 What a great day it has been! First we had the opportunity to see and experience the culture and unique sights of Venezia. After an early start and an hour and half drive

Opals: Screen honoured

Opals: Screen honoured When you’re standing on the top step of a dais at a world championship, you might be forgiven for thinking there’s nowhere left to go but down. But for Novocastrian Jenni Screen, the dish of life keeps

Three Aussie refs reach top

Three Aussie refs reach top FIBA, the governing body of world basketball, has announced its selection of officials for junior world championship competition in 2007 - and three Australians have made the grade. Victoria’s Raoul Kirsten, Sydney-based Brad Giersch and

Gems world championship draw released

Gems world championship draw released FIBA, in cooperation with the Slovak Basketball Association, hosted today in Bratislava the draw for the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women. The 7th FIBA U19 World Championship for Women will be played from

Basketball scoops Awards

Basketball Australia would like to extend its heartiest and most sincere congratulations to Jan Stirling, Sally Duncan and the world champion defencejobs Opals team for receiving Australian Sport Awards last night at a star-studded black tie event held at the Crown

Gems to light up Italy

The schedule and roster for the Australian women’s under 19 basketball team’s (the Gems) tour of Italy has been set – and some of it will be Aussie versus Aussie. The tour is a vital part of the Gems’ preparations

Sapphires schedule set

FIBA, in cooperation with the Russian Basketball Federation, hosted today in Moscow the draw for the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship for Women. The 2nd FIBA U21 World Championship for Women will be played from 29th June to 8th July

Gender equality on agenda

Gender equality on agenda Following the recent Senate Report titled About Time! Women in Sport and Recreation in Australia, the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) is seeking further information and solutions to key issues raised in the report. With

Sapphires squad announced

Sapphires squad announced The squad for the Australian U21 women’s basketball team has been announced ahead of the 2007 FIBA U21 Women’s World Championships to be held from June 29 to July 8 in Moscow, Russia. The 19-strong group, which