Canada Finishes 2nd at 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Merissah Russell (Ottawa, ON) had a team-high 12 points, while Deanna Tuchscherer (Chilliwack, BC) added 10 points and 5 rebounds as Team Canada dropped the gold medal game of the 2017 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship to the United States, 91-46. With the result, Canada takes home silver and qualifies for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup. Click here for the box score.

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

QUOTES

“No question that the US set the standard today and came out on top, but our staff and players will use this as motivation and look forward to next year where we will fight to win a world championship.” – Jodi Gram, Head Coach

UP NEXT

Canada’s U16 Men’s National Team takes on Argentina in the first game of the2017 FIBA U16 Men’s Americas Championship this upcoming Wednesday, June 14. The game tips off at 8:00 PM EST and can be live streamed here. Click here for the complete tournament schedule.

Story and photo Courtesy Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

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