Canada loses tight game to Spain at FIBA U19 World Cup

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CAIRO, EGYPT (July 2, 2017) – The U19 Men’s National Team took on Spain in the group stage of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017, losing a tightly-contested game by a score of 78-73.

Abu Kigab (St. Catharines, ON) led Canada with 16 points and 8 rebounds while Prince Oduro (Toronto, ON) added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Lindell Wigginton (Halifax, NS) chipped in with 11 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. Click here for the box score.

Lindell Wigginton (Halifax, NS), Abu Kigab (St. Catharines, ON), R.J. Barrett (Mississauga, ON), Anthony Longpre (L’Assomption, QC) and Amidou Bamba (Toronto, ON) started for Canada.

Click here for the full team roster.

Prince Oduro (13) & Nate Darling (8) defend for Canada

QUOTES
“Tough loss in game two of the tournament, hope to bounce back with a better performance against Japan in game three. These tournaments are about character and resilience and we’re going to keep fighting for Canada.” – Roy Rana, Head Coach

“I think we started off slow, and because of that we had to climb back in the second half and didn’t have enough left in the tank at the end.” – Jordan Henry (Toronto, ON)

UP NEXT
Canada finishes group play against Japan on Tuesday, July 4. The game tips off at 7:45 AM EST and can be live streamed here. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

Story and photos Courtesy of Canada Basketball

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