DEVELOPMENT WOMEN FALL TO USA 80-75 AT 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE

TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN (August 26, 2017) - The Development Women's National Team fell to the USA 80-75 on Saturday night in the classification round (Places 5th-8th) of the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Paige Crozon once again led Canada with 15 points, while Mariah Nunes added 13 points and four assists.  Abigail Fogg chipped in 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds for Canada.

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A slow start for Canada had them trailing the United States 26-16 at the end of the first quarter.  However, the team found their stride in the second quarter, outscoring the Americans 25-20 to reduce the deficit to just five heading into halftime.  The Canadians continued their strong play in the third quarter and entered the final frame with a one point advantage, leading 58-57.  But the lead slipped away in the fourth as the United States outscored Canada 23-17 on their way to victory.

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QUOTES

"Today was a tough battle.  I thought we played the best basketball of the whole tournament so far.  We won 25 of the 40 minutes, just some costly offensive rebounds and they hit some tough shots at the end and won by five.  We'll bounce back and play one more game tough and finish up the summer strong." - Fabian McKenzie, Head Coach 

"We fought hard until the very end and obviously wasn't the desired outcome.  I think that a positive from this game was that we played together and to the very end and had a lot of growth in the process. " - Mariah Nunes

UP NEXT

With the loss, Canada will play on Monday at 10:00 PM ET in their final classification round game (opponent TBD). 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.