TORONTO, Ont. (July 10, 2022) -- The Canadian U17 Women’s National Team picked up a dominant 92-58 victory against Korea at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Hungary on Sunday.
Toby Fournier was all but unstoppable as she poured in a 32-point, 17-rebound, five-assist performance in 27 minutes while also adding three steals and two blocked shots. Fournier scored 14 of her 32 points in the third as Canada outscored Korea 27-13 in the quarter to blow the game open and go into the fourth leading by 32 points.
Cassandre Prosper added 15 points, nine rebounds, four steals and a block for Canada, while Sumer Lee scored 13 points and Delaney Gibb added eight points and eight assists.
Korea was led by an 11-point effort from Yoojung Heo and 10 points from Hyun Jeong in the loss.
After a tightly-contested start to the game, a three-pointer from Summer Bostock with 1:34 remaining in the first quarter ignited a 10-0 run by the Canadians before a three-pointer from Heo to close the quarter. Canada led 20-12 after the opening 10 minutes.
The Canadians quickly added to their lead, using offensive rebounds to earn extra possessions as they outscored Korea 26-16 in the second quarter. An offensive rebound from Prosper led to a putback that put Canada ahead by 10 with 8:12 remaining in the half. On the team’s next possession, it was an offensive putback from Fournier. A long two from Prosper put Canada ahead by 12 points as the team went on another 10-0 run as Korea went scoreless for nearly four minutes of gametime.
Canada led 44-28 at the break behind a 16-point first half from Fournier who shot 7-for-11 from the floor. Canada outrebounded Korea 63-30 in the game, including 28-13 on the offensive glass as they held a 27-10 advantage in second chance points.
In the third quarter, Canada went inside early and Fournier made the most of her opportunities. The Canadians scored the first 15 points of the second half to pull away. When Fournier wasn’t scoring she was assisting her teammates and she was rebounding the ball on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.
With Fournier’s dominance inside, Canada outscored Korea 62-14 in points in the paint, while also holding a 31-8 edge in fast break points.
Though the game was already out of reach to start the fourth, the Canadians continued to push, scoring first in the fourth as Fournier assisted on a layup for Prosper. Canada scored the first six points of the quarter before a 7-0 run from Jeong herself, but Korea still trailed 79-48 with 7:21 remaining. Korea didn’t get any closer than 30 in the final quarter.
Up next for Canada is a meeting with Egypt on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 A.M. ET.