Canada falls to U.S. for 3rd successive silver at FIBA U-18 women’s Americas


For a short second it appeared like Canada had an opportunity to seize gold at the FIBA under-18 Girls’s Americas Championship.

However a powerful begin shortly burnt out as the USA pulled away within the second quarter en route to an 84-60 victory within the match ultimate.

It is the third straight silver for Canada at the occasion.

“I used to be actually happy with our crew tonight, however we performed a really robust USA crew,” mentioned Canadian head coach Claire Meadows.

“We began the sport rather well, stayed true to who we had been, and performed with satisfaction and keenness. It was an excellent ending to the match for us.”

Christina Morra had 13 factors and 5 rebounds as Canada misplaced its first recreation at the match after successful 5 straight to attain the championship.

The Canadians held an 18-14 lead after the primary quarter, however had been outscored by 12 within the second and located themselves down 39-31 at halftime.

Any probability of maintaining it shut went away within the third because the People held Canada to simply 9 factors within the quarter and went into the fourth up 64-40.

American Nalyssa Smith had a game-high 18 factors.

Earlier within the day Argentina beat Colombia 62-52 within the third-place match.

Canada is already assured a berth at the 2019 FIBA U19 Girls’s Basketball World Cup by ending within the high 4 in Mexico Metropolis.



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