With a dominant 67-44 victory over Egypt in the books, Canada’s U17 women’s team has finished second in Group C is on to the Round of 16 at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup.
Canada’s star front court pairing of Crestwood Prep’s Toby Lee Fournier and Capital Courts Academy star Cassandre Prosper left no doubt about who would going home with the win today as they teamed up for a pair of double-doubles.
Fournier had 13 points and 14 rebounds to go with three steals and three blocks. Prosper added 11 points, 14 rebounds, six steals, three blocks and three assists.
Canada’s Toby Fournier (Courtesy FIBA)
Canada crushed Egypt on the glass with a 59-42 advantage in rebounding, with Deniya Prawl adding 12 rebounds and five assists to the total. Raymond High School’s Delaney Gibb continued to improve at the event with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists as well.
Egypt’s Jana Elafy had a valiant effort with 15 points and five rebounds, but the length of Canada defensively was an issue for them throughout the game and led to 31 turnovers for the Egyptian squad.
With the brackets set for the Round of 16, Canada will now take on New Zealand, the 21st ranked U17 program in the world that finished with one win a tough Group D that included Germany and America. New Zealand’s lone Group Stage win came 61-58 against Mali. The game will take place at 9 a.m. EST on FIBA’s YouTube Channel.
Game 3 Canada vs. Egypt boxscore click HERE.
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