The U19 Women’s National Team defeated France 54-45 at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy.
Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON) led Canada with 17 points and 8 rebounds while Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, ON) added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON) and Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) also each chipped in 8 points in Canada’s win.
“We had a great team win over France today. We did a tremendous job of executing our defensive game plan and stuck with it for forty minutes. France made multiple runs at us but we kept our composure. One of the major keys to the game was rebounding the basketball and we did a great job of controlling the boards. Great win to give us some momentum going forward to finish group play on Tuesday.” – Carly Clarke, Head Coach
Canada trailed France 31-11 after the first quarter but fought back to take a 26-21 at the half. Canada held their lead for the remainder of the game to earn their second straight win of the tournament.