Canada holds of Paraguay in 79-71 win

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FORMOSA, ARGENTINA (June 15, 2017) – The U16 Men defeated Paraguay 79-71 in game two of the group phase at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas Championship. Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON) had 21 points and 7 rebounds, Luka Sakota (Etobicoke, ON) added 15 points and Paris Shand (Toronto, ON) had 6 points and 9 rebounds.

Click here for the box score.

Cashius McNeilly, Shemar Rathan-Mayes, Malachi Ndur, Benjamin Krikke and Charles Bediako started for Canada. Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“We were happy to get the win against a tough Paraguay team. We have to continue to improve throughout the tournament as a lot of tough games lie ahead.” – Craig Beaucamp, Head Coach

“We knew we were playing a tough team and had to work hard for every possession. We made some key stops on defence to hold our lead. We have a lot of confidence right now and we want to continue our momentum into the next game.” – Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Toronto, ON)
UP NEXT

Canada’s final game of the group phase is against Venezuela on Friday, June 16 at 5:45 PM EST. Click here to catch the game and get live stats.

Story and photo courtesy of Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks