he U19 Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 64-43 in the Round of 16 at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy. With this win Canada advances to the quarter-finals of the tournament on Friday July 28, 2017.
Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, ON) led Canada with 12 points and 5 rebounds while Angela Bongomin (Regina, SK) and Summer Masikewich (Calgary, AB) each added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) also had 9 points in Canada’s win.
Canada had a dominant first quarter establishing a 22-5 lead against Mexico. Leading Mexico 43-18 at the half, Canada pulled away in the second half en route to a 21-point win.