CANADA DEFEATS KOREA 91-45 IN FIBA U19 WORLD CUP OPENER

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

July 22, 2017

8:00 AM ET

Korea

Udine, Italy

UDINE, ITALY (July 22, 2017) - The U19 Women's National Team defeated Korea 91-45 in their opening game of the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy.

Shaina Pellington (Pickering, ON), Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON), Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON), Summer Masikewich (Calgary, AB), Sarah Donovan (London, ON) and Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, ON) all contributed 10 points in Canada’s win.

Canada only led by one point after the first quarter but continued to build their lead throughout the game. Leading Korea 38-22 at the half, Canada pulled away in the second half en route to a 46-point win.

Click here for the full team roster.

                       

                       

QUOTES

"We were a little sloppy to get the game started today. There were some nerves and anxiety being our first game, but once we settled in we did a good job of defending and rebounding the basketball. We had a size advantage that we used well and that was demonstrated in our offensive rebounding and number of free throw attempts. Lots of clean up to be better tomorrow against France but a great first win in the tournament.“  - Carly Clarke, Head Coach

"Our first game was good, but we still have a lot to work on. I’m excited for the next games to come because we know what we need to work on and every game will get better." – Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, ON)

UP NEXT

Canada continues group play tomorrow on Sunday, July 23 against France at 9:45 AM ET. The game will be live streamed on our Facebook Page. Click here for the complete tournament schedule.

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For more information, contact:

Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca