CANADA DEFEATS CHINA 71-53 IN U19 WOMEN'S EXHIBITION
July 17, 2017
9:30 AM EST
VOIRON, FRANCE (July 17, 2017) - The U19 Women's National Team defeated China, 71-53, in exhibition play. The win ends Canada's three-game exhibition series on a high note before the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017, to be held July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.
Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) led the way with 17 points and 8 rebounds while Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON) chipped in with 11 points in the victory. Click here for the box score.
The teams were tied 10-10 midway through the first quarter before Canada started to pull away. It was a lead they would maintain the rest of the game, leading by 8 at halftime before pulling away in the second half en route to an 18-point win.
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"Very solid team effort today. Our goal over the course of the weekend was to get better in every game and we certainly did that...we showed improvement in every game. It's always positive to end the exhibition tournament with a win to give us some confidence heading into the World Cup." - Carly Clarke, Head Coach
"This was a great tournament for us to build on what we needed to build on. Every game we improved which was really great and it was great to finish with a win. We're really excited for what's coming next and we're prepared to do our best at the World Cup." - Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON)
Canada begins group play at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup on Saturday, July 22 against Korea. The game tips off at 8:00 AM EST and can be live streamed here. Click here for the full tournament schedule.
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