CANADA'S SENIOR WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM FALLS TO CHINA IN EXHIBITION MATCHUP
ZHANGJIANG, CHINA (August 1, 2018) - Canada's Senior Women's national team fell 82-65 to China in the opening game of a four-game Asia Exhibition Series.
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Miranda Ayim led the way for the red and white in the loss, scoring a game-high 15 points to go along with three rebounds. China was led by Yang Li Wei, who put up a team-high 14 points.
It was a back and forth affair in the opening quarter as Canada and China went shot-for-shot from long range while China earned a slim 26-21 lead heading into the second frame.
China extended their lead in the second frame, ramping up their defence, maintaining their shooting from the first quarter, and earning a 44-37 lead heading into halftime.
China extended their rebounding advantage and their lead early in the third quarter, pushing the differential to double-digits and heading into the fourth quarter with a 64-53 lead.
The fourth quarter was much of the same, as China continued to knock down the long-range shot and eventually went on to earn the 82-65 victory.
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"It was good to get on the floor and see where we are in our preparation. Tonight we were a step behind in our execution. We will learn from this and build into our next game." - Head Coach Steve Baur
Canada will face China once again on August 3 (7:30 AM EST) in the second game of the Asia Exhibition Series.
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