Canada Advances To FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship Final

Merissah Russell (Ottawa, ON) had 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Brynn Masikewich (Calgary, AB) added 6 points and 6 rebounds in Team Canada’s 64-38 win against Colombia at the 2017 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship semi-finals.”We overcame a slow start and way too many turnovers to get a win in this semi-final game.” Head Coach Jodi Gram said after the game, “We can’t wait for the opportunity to play in the championship tomorrow and we’ll be ready.”

With this victory, Canada advances to the finals and will play the winner of the second semi-final game between Argentina and The United States of America. “Throughout the course of the tournament we have been able to come together and focus as a team.” Dundas Ontario’s Aerial Wilson said, “We are ready to play tomorrow and we look forward to a great gold medal game.”