CANADA FINISHES FOURTH IN FIBA 3X3 WOMEN’S SERIES DEBUT | Canada Basketball

CANADA FINISHES FOURTH IN FIBA 3X3 WOMEN’S SERIES DEBUT

TORONTO, Ont. (June 15, 2019) – Making their FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series debut at the Women's Series Turin Stop this weekend, Canada finished fourth following a loss to France in the semifinals.

Katherine Plouffe, Michelle Plouffe, Paige Crozon and Brittany Johnson represented Canada this weekend in Turin.

Canada picked up their second win of the tournament on Saturday, defeating Serbia 17-16 in the quarter-finals. Michelle finished with a double-double, 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Katherine added six points of her own in the victory.

Facing France for the second time in as many days, Canada fell to the eventual champions 16-14 in the semifinals.

Canada went 1-2 in the Round Robin on Friday, picking up a dominant 20-6 victory over Czech Republic for their first FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series win.

Following the tournament, Michelle Plouffe was named one of the top three players of the Women's Series Turin Stop.

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 Turin Stop is the second event of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2019.  The 2019 season will consist of 8-12 events from May to September.

Australia claimed the first stop of the inaugural FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series in Chengdu, China.

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Canada will now prepare for the Women’s Series Poitiers Stop in Poitiers, France on July 5-6.  All games will be streamed live via FIBA 3x3 YouTube.