Cubillo and Gems finish 6th at U19 World Cup


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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