CANADA FINISHES FIRST IN POOL A, ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS AT THE FIBA 3X3 WOMEN’S SERIES POITIERS | Canada Basketball

CANADA FINISHES FIRST IN POOL A, ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS AT THE FIBA 3X3 WOMEN’S SERIES POITIERS

TORONTO, Ont. (July 5, 2019) – Team Canada went 2-1 on Friday to finish first in Pool A and advance directly to Saturday’s semifinals at the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series Poitiers.

Entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Katherine Plouffe, Paige Crozon, Brittany Johnson and Catherine Traer are representing Canada this weekend in France.

Canada opened the tournament with a 15-12 victory over France as Plouffe finished with a team-high six points and 14 rebounds.  After falling in a close game to Belarus 17-15, Canada bounced back as they doubled up the Netherlands 18-9.  The Dutch team had no answer for Plouffe as she scored a game-high 14 points for Canada in the victory.  

Team Canada will now face the Netherlands in the semifinals on Saturday at 10:30 AM ET.

All games will be streamed live via FIBA 3x3 YouTube.

The FIBA 3x3 Women's Series is the first-ever FIBA 3x3 competition dedicated to women.  Each national federation can register one team at the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series. Teams then qualify for individual events based on the number of events they have already been allocated to and their team ranking.

The Women's Series Poiters is the third event of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2019.  The 2019 season will consist of 8-12 events from May to September.  Canada finished fourth overall in their FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series debut in Turin.

Australia claimed the first stop of the inaugural FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series in Chengdu, China, while France finished atop the podium at the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series Turin.