VIDEO| Gems survive a thriller


Australia’s medal ambitions at the Under-19 World Cup remain alive after a narrow round of 16 victory over Latvia.

Having finished second in their pool, the Gems faced a tough cut-throat encounter, but held their nerve down the stretch to secure a 61-56 win.

JCU Townsville Fire forward Zitina Aokuso recorded two points and six rebounds – three offensive – in a tick over six minutes of playing time.

The Gems now face Russia in a quarter-final from 9.30pm on Friday.

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