Canada Finishes First in Pool A, Advances to Semifinals at The FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Poitiers
Canada Basketball – TORONTO, Ont. (July 5, 2019) – Team Canada went 2-1 on Friday to finish first in Pool A and advance directly to Saturday’s semifinals at the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Poitiers.
Entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Katherine Plouffe, Paige Crozon, Brittany Johnson and Catherine Traer are representing Canada this weekend in France.
Canada opened the tournament with a 15-12 victory over France as Plouffe finished with a team-high six points and 14 rebounds. After falling in a close game to Belarus 17-15, Canada bounced back as they doubled up the Netherlands 18-9. The Dutch team had no answer for Plouffe as she scored a game-high 14 points for Canada in the victory.
Team Canada will now face the winner of Italy vs Netherlands in the semifinals on Saturday at 12:30 PM ET.
All games will be streamed live via FIBA 3×3 YouTube.
The FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series is the first-ever FIBA 3×3 competition dedicated to women. Each national federation can register one team at the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series. Teams then qualify for individual events based on the number of events they have already been allocated to and their team ranking.
The Women’s Series Poiters is the third event of the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series 2019. The 2019 season will consist of 8-12 events from May to September. Canada finished fourth overall in their FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series debut in Turin.
Australia claimed the first stop of the inaugural FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series in Chengdu, China, while France finished atop the podium at the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Turin.
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