CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, ITALY (July 23, 2017) - The U19 Women's National Team defeated France 54-45 at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy.
Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON) led Canada with 17 points and 8 rebounds while Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, ON) added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON) and Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) also each chipped in 8 points in Canada's win.
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Canada trailed France 13-11 after the first quarter but fought back to take a 26-21 lead at the half. Canada held their lead for the remainder of the game to earn their second straight win of the tournament.
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"We had a great team win over France today. We did a tremendous job of executing our defensive game plan and stuck with it for forty minutes. France made multiple runs at us but we kept our composure. One of the major keys to the game was rebounding the basketball and we did a great job of controlling the boards. Great win to give us some momentum going forward to finish group play on Tuesday." - Carly Clarke, Head Coach
"Today’s game against France was a great team effort. Playing France in exhibition prior to the tournament let us know what to expect from them. Everyone bought into their role and did their jobs well. We had a great team meeting before the game to set expectations and that helped us win. We have the day off tomorrow to recover and get ready to finish off pool play against Latvia on Tuesday.” - Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON)
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