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 made final in advance of a camp set to take place in Canberra from April 27 to April 29.
The Gems will play a game against the Australian Capital Territory Under 18 boy’s side on the Saturday night of that camp as a curtain raiser to the AIS men’s SEABL game.
Four further personnel cuts will be made before the Gems depart for the 2007 FIBA World Championship for Under 19 women, which will be held in the Slovak Republic from July 22 to August 7.
Basketball Australia would like to congratulate all those selected.
The 2007 Gems squad and staff:
Abby Bishop Australian Capital Territory
Katie Ebzery New South Wales
Cayla Francis South Australia
Kate Gaze New South Wales
Nicole Hunt Victoria
Ellyce Ironmonger Western Australia
Jaimee Kennedy New South Wales
Emma Langford South Australia
Molly Lewis New South Wales
Ellie Manou New South Wales
Lauren Mansfield South Australia
Nikita Martin South Australia
Mia Newley South Australia
Caitlin Rowe Australian Capital Territory
Bec Schatz Queensland
Marianna Tolo Queensland
Dean Kinsman Head CoachSonya Knight Assistant CoachDale Waters Assistant CoachEbonie Scase PhysiotherapistMichele Menso Manager