Nirra Fields led Canada with 13 points and one rebound, while Miranda Ayim and Jamie Scott each added eight points. Ruth Hamblin also chipped in seven points and three rebounds in Canada’s win.
Canada established a 15-8 lead after the first quarter. A back-and-forth second quarter would see Canada fight to hold a 28-20 lead at the half. Canada would pull away in the third with Kia Nurse hitting a buzzer beater to extend the team’s lead to 49-28. From there the defending champions didn’t let up as they cruised to a 26-point margin of victory.
The win was Canada’s fifth straight victory over Mexico in the tournament, a streak that dates back to 1999.