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Canada U17 Men’s National Team Fall to the USA in World Cup Quarterfinals

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Jul 5, 2024

ISTANBUL, Turkey (July 5, 2024) - Canada’s U17 Men’s National Team couldn’t find an answer against a dominant USA team as they fell 60-111 in the FIBA U17 Men’s Basketball World Cup quarterfinals.

The USA, which has beaten its opponents by a margin of 20 or more points this week, got off to a quick start, jumping out to a 19-4 lead against Canada.

Maxime Meyer, who finished with six points, four rebounds, and three assists, delivered several buckets, including a putback on a second chance opportunity, throughout the game to put points on the board for Canada but entered foul trouble halfway through the game. 

Canada made eight threes, half of which came from Jordan Charles and Quinten Ethier. Charles, who has averaged 12.6 points per game this week, finished the game with 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Ethier recorded eight points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Miles Sadler continued to lead Canada, finishing with a team-high 14 points and shooting 46.2 percent from the field. 

For the USA, five players finished in double digits and all players scored. With the win, they advance to the semifinals.

When asked what he hopes the team will take away from this week, head coach Chris Cheng said, "How hard you have to play every possession despite the outcome in the previous possession."

Canada will now move on to the 5th to 8th place classification games, starting with Lithuania on Saturday, July 6 (time TBD).

Fans can catch all the action live on FIBA's YouTube channel. 

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