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Canada takes home silver at the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship 2021

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Aug 29, 2021

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO (August 29, 2021) - Canada's U16 Women's National Team secured a podium finish at the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship 2021 on Sunday night to bring home silver.

Canada finishes the tournament in second place after a tough loss to the USA 118-45 in the final.

Cassandre Prosper, who led the tournament in points scored and averaged 18.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game, was named to the tournament All-Star Five.

"We are excited to have finished in second and have had a great tournament," said head coach Cheryl Jean-Paul. "This was a tournament that we weren't even sure if we were going to be able to travel to so we are just very thankful that it worked out for us to be here and now we build on this."

Canada's successful run in Mexico has qualified the team for the FIBA U17 Women's World Championships 2022 next summer.

You can rewatch any of the FIBA U16 Women's Americas games in Guanajuato, Mexico on FIBA YouTube channel.