Canada Advances to FIBA U16 Final with 64-38 Win Over Colombia

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA  – Merissah Russell (Ottawa, ON) had 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Brynn Masikewich (Calgary, AB) added 6 points and 6 rebounds in Team Canada’s 64-38 win against Colombia at the 2017 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship semi-finals. With this victory, Canada advances to the finals and will play the winner of the second semifinal between Argentina and the United States of America.

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Sarah Te-Biasu, Donna Ntambue, Aaliyah Edwards, Merissah Russell and Brynn Masikewich started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“We overcame a slow start and way too many turnovers to get a win in this semi-final game. We can’t wait for the opportunity to play in the championship tomorrow and we’ll be ready.” – Jodi Gram, Head Coach

“Throughout the course of the tournament we have been able to come together and focus as a team. We are ready to play tomorrow and we look forward to a great gold medal game.” -Aerial Wilson (Dundas, ON)

UP NEXT

Canada moves on to the finals and will face the winner of the second semi-final game between Argentina and The United States of America on June 11 at 7:30 PM EST. Live stream and stats can be found here.

*****Canada will face the U.S.A. who defeated Argentina in the second semi-final.

Click here for the complete tournament schedule.

Courtesy Canada Basketball

Photo Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks