DEVELOPMENT WOMEN DEFEAT KOREA 79-42 AT 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE

TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN (August 22, 2017) - The Development Women's National Team defeated Korea 79-42 on Tuesday evening to improve to 2-0 in the preliminary round at the 29th Summer Universiade.

 Alison Keough led Canada with 11 points and 6 rebounds while Jaelyne Kirkpatrick and Abigail Fogg each contributed 10 points. Alex Kiss-Rusk dominated the glass for Canada, grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points. Paige Crozon also added eight points and seven rebounds in Canada’s win.

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Canada established a 19-7 lead after the first quarter. Leading Korea 38-13 at the half, Canada pulled away in the second half en route to a 37-point win.

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QUOTES

"A great second game for our girls, who played really well as a group. We really dominated on the glass and took away the three-point shot for most of the game, which made a huge difference for us. We forced them to take some bad shots and dominated inside the paint to pull away early and maintain that lead. Great win to get us into the medal round, but we focus on Japan coming up tomorrow."- Fabian McKenzie, Head Coach

 "It was a great win for the team and we are looking to carry the momentum into tomorrow’s game against Japan."- Alison Keough

UP NEXT

Canada takes on Japan tomorrow Wednesday, August 23 at 3 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

 

About the 2017 Summer Universiade

The Summer Universiade is a biennial international multi-sport event open to competitors who are at least 17 and less than 28 years of age as of January 1 in the year of the Games. Participants must be full-time students at a post-secondary institution (university, college, CEGEP) or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in the year preceding the event.