CANADA FALLS TO NETHERLANDS IN FIBA 3X3 WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINALS | Canada Basketball

CANADA FALLS TO NETHERLANDS IN FIBA 3X3 WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINALS

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June 12, 20183:15 AM ETNetherlandsBocaue, Philippines

BOCAUE, PHILIPPINES (June 12, 2018) - Team Canada ended the final day of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 with a loss to the Netherlands in Quarter-Final action.  The team came into medal play undefeated, finishing pool play at 4-0, and lost a very competitive game against the 8th seeded Netherlands.

Canada finishes 6th overall in their first FIBA 3x3 World Cup appearance.

Michael Linklater and Jermaine Bucknor led the scoring for Team Canada against the Netherlands, contributing 5 points a piece, followed by Steve Sir and Michael Lieffers adding 3 points each.

Click here for the Netherlands box score.

Canada played a highly competiive game against the Netherlands with either team not willing to give the other any space offensively while hammering down in the post to get easy inside buckets.  Neither team was able to pull away with a lead making it a 3-point or less ball game for the entire 10 minutes.  Canada battled the Netherlands in the post to get as many second chance opportunities but the Netherlands consistent shooting left them on top when time expired, and advanced them to the Semi-Finals off of a 18-16 victory over Team Canada.

Click here for full team roster.

For more information, contact:
Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca