Women's National Team Defeat Argentina 73-58 in Second Game of the TORONTO 2015 Games
Toronto, ON - The Women's National Team played their second preliminary match of TORONTO 2015 against Argentina winning 73-58, going undefeated so far in the tournament.
Team Canada started the game playing great basketball with an 8-0 run to start the quarter, sitting at a comfortable lead after just 5 minutes of play. Argentina showed a fight in the second quarter, as Canada struggled offensively but still lead 28-21 at the end of the first half.
Argentina came out strong in the third quarter tying up the game. Canada hustled to keep their lead and ended the third quarter up by three points. Despite a close third quarter and a great effort from both squads, Canada proved too much for Argentina and finished out the second half with a solid 73-58 win. Canada finished the game with 51 percent shooting from two-point range.
Canada played consecutively as a team with everyone contributing on both ends of the court. Forwards Tamara Tatham and Miranda Ayim led the team in scoring with 12 points each. Miah-Marie Langlois added 11 points while veteran Lizanne Murphy added another 10 points in the match. The full game statistics are available here.
"We knew that they were going to come out ready to play. They play tough and they play to the end," said power forward Miranda Ayim. "We knew the game was going to be tight. We just had to be prepared and be composed and we came out with it in the end."
Head Coach Lisa Thomaidis was happy with the team's performance and ready for an even stronger game three. "We settled for perimeter shots in the first half, but did a better job using our physicality and getting high percentage shots in the second," said Thomaidis. "We needed to play a tough game and weather the storm to come back with a storm of our own."
Team Canada (2-0) will take on Cuba (2-0) tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. (ET) at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. The winner of the two undefeated teams will win the group. All games are be streamed live on CBC.ca.
For the full Women's National Team Roster and schedule, click here.
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