Toby Fournier took flight, and the Canadian U17 women’s team took down Korea 92-58 in their second game in Group Phase at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup.
Canada took the lead early and the defensive length of the team gave Korea problems throughout the game.
In the third quarter, Fournier jumped into a passing lane along the perimeter and slam dunked the ball on the other end, adding her to a short list with South Carolina Gamecocks forward Laeticia Amihere as one of the only Canadian women to dunk the basketball in a game. Fournier had previously shown off her dunking ability at the Biosteel All-Canadian Game Slam Dunk Contest in April.
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Fournier also led all scorers with a massive stat line of 32 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks. The other front court star for Canada, Cassandre Prosper, was solid once again with 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals.
Delany Gibb had eight points, six rebounds and eight assists in another strong showing from the Raymond High School prospect. Sumer Lee had 13 points and four rebounds.
The tournament will have a day off on Monday, but Canada will return to action at 9 a.m. on Tuesday when they face Egypt in their final game of Group Phase. Egypt is coming off a 86-48 loss to the group leaders, Spain, but grinded out a 75-73 victory over Korea in the opening game.
Canada vs. Korea boxscore click HERE.
Canada vs. Korea livestream below:
Canada vs. Egypt: Tuesday July 12th at 9am est. Livestream below: