In the land of ‘AUS’

Seen with both girls’ and boys’ players able to travel to the event, graduated Ignacio High School basketball standout Avionne (front row, third from left) and current IHS cager Ebonee (front row, fifth from left) Gomez recently participated in Down Under Sports’ 22nd Annual Hoops Classic, held inside the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre in Carrara, Queensland, Australia. First contested in 1996, games of the 2018 edition were played July 21-22 in an Olympic-style format under international FIBA rules. 16 teams with nine players on each were in contention, and all told, the sisters’ unique excursion took them out of the U.S. from July 16-25. Unfortunately, requests made of Down Under Sports for game results (and roster information regarding the Gomez sisters) were unanswered as of press time.
Photo courtesy Down Under Sports