Cubillo and Gems finish 6th at U19 World Cup

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NTIS Basketball scholarship athlete Abby Cubillo was part of the Australian U19 Women’s Basketball team that finished 6th at the FIBA World Cup, at Udine & Cividale Del Friuli, Italy.

The Gems won all three of their Group D phase matches against Japan, Mexico and Hungary. They then beat Latvia 61-56 in the round of 16, before succumbing to Russia (the eventual winners) 67-65 in the quarter finals.

The Aussie girls then defeated China 70-64, before going down to France 47-45 in the classification for 5th and 6th. The two games the Gems lost were by a single basket. Cubillo had a strong tournament finishing with 23 points.

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