CANADA FALLS TO USA AT THE U24 WOMEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE FOUR NATIONS

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

August 13, 2017

3:30 AM ET

USA

Tokyo, Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN (August 13, 2017) - The Development Women's National Team fell to the USA 107-61 on Sunday night at the U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017.

Paige Crozon led Canada in scoring for a second straight game with 12 points, while Ceejay Nofuente and Catherine Traer both added nine points.

For the second time in as many games, Canada got off to a slow start and trailed 28-13 after the first quarter.  Team Canada hung with the USA in the second quarter but entered halftime trailing 47-29.  USA would continue to apply pressure in the third quarter before pulling away in the fourth en route to the victory.

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QUOTES

"Tonight we got outclassed by a more athletic team, more physical team, more talented team probably at every position.  But it exposed some weaknesses with us that we can work on.  These are the building pieces for us towards the FISU games next week.  We're worried about the process and not about the result and we saw some really good flashes there against a really good team.  We're going to keep building on it and try to get better and better each day as we head to FISU." - Fabian McKenzie, Head Coach 

"We played a really talented USA team.  We tried to execute our game plan but that didn't work out as planned.  For a lot of us it was our first time playing the USA and I think we can build from this.  Obviously there is a lot of work to do but we will keep fighting hard." - Catherine Traer 

UP NEXT

Canada plays their final game of the U24 Women Basketball League Four Nation against Australia on Tuesday, August 15 at 3:30 AM ET. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for score updates. Click here for the complete tournament schedule.

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