Canada beats Chile to advance to FIBA U-18 women’s Americas semis


Christina Morra had a game-high 21 factors and 10 rebounds as Canada beat Chile 98-52 on Sunday to advance to semifinals on the FIBA under-18 women’s americas championship.

Taya Hanson joined Morra with a double-double, ending with 16 factors and 11 rebounds en route to Canada’s fourth straight win on the match after ending the spherical robin an ideal 3-0.

The Canadians jumped out to a 22-7 lead after one quarter and went into halftime up 10, 39-29.

Any likelihood of a comeback by Chile went away within the third as Canada prolonged its lead to 70-38 coming into the fourth.

“I am actually pleased with our staff and what we did at present,” stated Canadian head coach Claire Meadows.

“I believed particularly within the second half it simply confirmed what we are able to do once we play collectively as a staff and we play with the satisfaction and the eagerness that we now have been speaking about this entire journey so nice staff win for us and we’re on to the semifinals tomorrow.”

The quarter-final victory ensures Canada a spot on the 2019 FIBA U19 Girls’s Basketball World Cup.

The Canadians will face both Mexico or Argentina in Monday’s semifnal.



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