The U19 Women’s National Team defeated Latvia 74-70 at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy. With this win Canada claims group C and remains undefeated, completing the group phase with a 3-0 record.
Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) led Canada with a career-high 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, hitting 10 three-pointers in Canada’s win. Shaina Pellington (Pickering, ON) had 15 points and 5 rebounds while Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, ON) added 14 points and 5 rebounds.
After a slow start Canada trailed Latvia 21-19 in the first quarter. Latvia would head into half-time up 33-29, with Canada fighting back to take a 55-48 lead in the third. A back-and-forth final frame would see Konig hit a clutch three-pointer with 15 seconds to play as Canada held on for a 74-70 victory.