Gems sparkle to collect more World Cup silver

Jade Melbourne earned a spot in the All-Star Five as the Aussies hit form in the knockout rounds to replicate their 2019 finish.

Credit: FIBA

In a number of ways, the 2021 FIBA Under 19 Women’s World Cup followed a similar script for the Gems as the 2019 edition. They suffered a heavy defeat to the US in the group stage. They defeated Mali in the knockout rounds on the way to a gold medal game against the US. The only change the Aussies wanted was to the result of that final match…

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