Sports Canada dominates Brazil to book ticket to FIBA women's worlds

07:19  13 august  2017
07:19  13 august  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

Canadian women claim back-to-back FIBA AmeriCup titles

  Canadian women claim back-to-back FIBA AmeriCup titles Canadian women claim back-to-back FIBA AmeriCup titles Kia Nurse was there when Canada needed her most.Nurse put the Canadian squad ahead for good with just 1:27 to play en route to winning the FIBA women's AmeriCup with a 67-65 victory over Argentina on Sunday.She finished with a team-high 12 points on just 4-of-11 shooting, but hit her biggest shot as Canada trailed 65-64 with the tournament on the line.Nirra Fields entered the final as Canada's top scorer, averaging 16 points per game, and was named tournament MVP.

Miranda Ayim scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Canada past Brazil 84-45 on Saturday to advance to the FIBA women ' s AmeriCup final. The Canadians qualified for the World Cup with the win and will play either Argentina or Puerto Rico in Sunday's championship game.

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Canada dominates Brazil to book ticket to FIBA women's worlds © @CanBball/Twitter Canada dominates Brazil to book ticket to FIBA women's worlds

Miranda Ayim scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Canada past Brazil 84-45 on Saturday to advance to the FIBA women's AmeriCup final.

The Canadians qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Spain with the win and will play Argentina in Sunday's championship game.

"We're really happy to be qualifying for our fourth consecutive world championships and that's the first and foremost goal coming into these FIBA Americas tournaments," Canada coach Lisa Thomaidis said.

Kia Nurse and Nirra Fields had 16 points apiece for the Canadians. Fields also had four rebounds and two assists.

Brazil was led by Isabela Macedo's 14-point performance.

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