CANADA DEFEATS MEXICO 64-43 IN FIBA U19 WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16
Canada Basketball – UDINE, ITALY (July 25, 2017) – The U19 Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 64-43 in the Round of 16 at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy. With this win Canada advances to the quarter-finals of the tournament on Friday July 28, 2017.
Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON) led Canada with 12 points and 5 rebounds while Angela Bongomin (Regina, SK) and Summer Masikewich (Calgary, AB) each added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) also had 9 points in Canada’s win.
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Canada had a dominant first quarter establishing a 22-5 lead against Mexico. Leading Mexico 43-18 at the half, Canada pulled away in the second half en route to a 21-point win.
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“Overall happy with the effort today. The team came out ready to play from the start and established a good lead. We will take the win as its do or die moving forward. We’re off to the quarter-finals and will turn our attention there as we get focused to play either China or Egypt.”
– Carly Clarke, Head Coach
“I think we played really unified as a team today and executed our key points like boxing out and rebounding. We also focused on getting some paint touches into our post because of our size advantage. I think we executed that well and we came out with some great scores.”
– Summer Masikewich (Calgary, AB)
Canada moves on to the quarter-finals and will play either China or Egypt on Friday, July 28 (Time TBD). The game will be live streamed on our Facebook Page. Click here for the complete tournament schedule.
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