U16 Women Hang on to Defeat Argentina 71-65

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U16 ladies to play Columbia Saturday evening

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA  – Brynn Masikewich (Calgary, AB) had 15 points and 22 rebounds, while Sarah Te-Biasu (Montreal, QC) added 15 points and 6 steals as Team Canada won a thriller against Argentina, 71-65 at the2017 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship. With the victory, Canada finishes 1st in Pool A and will face Colombia in the semi-finals. 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

“It was a great ambience to play in tonight because of Argentina and their fans. It was a tough game, but we managed to be successful because we played together as a team.” – Sarah Te-Biasu (Montreal, QC)

“We’re thrilled to get the win over a very disciplined and technically sound Argentina team. We were able to come together and execute our defensive plan, play to our strengths as much as possible, and get to the offensive glass. We look forward to playing in the semis tomorrow against Colombia and hopefully coming out on top.” – Jodi Gram, Head Coach

UP NEXT

Canada’s moves on to the semi-finals to face Colombia on June 10 (time TBC). Game time and live stream can be found here. Click here for the complete tournament schedule.

Courtesy Canada Basketball including photo

Drew Ebanks

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