Canada Beats Puerto Rico 75-59 At FIBA Women’s Americup

The Senior Women’s National Team defeated Puerto Rico 75-59 on Monday night to improve to 2-0 at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017.

Kia Nurse led Canada with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Katherine Plouffe added 14 points and four rebounds. Jamie Scott also had 11 points and five rebounds in Canada’s win.

Canada established a 18-10 lead after the first quarter. Leading Puerto Rico 38-29 at the half, Canada would hold off Puerto Rico 57-41 in the third and maintain their lead for the remainder of the game.

“Slow start, slow middle, slow end, but we grinded it out. We kept on pushing and we used our grit. It was a grinding kind of game.”Miah-Marie Langlois said after the game, “Puerto Rico came out strong and took a lot of one-on-ones. We have a lot of things to look over in film and just get better from this.”                                             

With the victory, Canada extends their tournament winning streak over Puerto Rico to eight consecutive games, dating back to the 1995 American Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women.

Canada currently sits atop Group B with four points and have outscored the opposition 156-94 over the course of their first two games.