CANADIAN U19 WOMEN DROP EXHIBITION OPENER TO FRANCE

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

July 15, 2017

12:00 PM EST

France

Voiron, France

VOIRON, FRANCE (July 15, 2017) - Canada's U19 Women's National Team took on France in exhibition play, falling by a score of 71-59. The game was the first of three exhibition matches in preparation for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017, to be held July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.

Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON) led the way with 13 points and 5 rebounds while Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, ON) added 12 points. Hanna Hall (Hamilton, ON) chipped in with 8 points and 3 rebounds. Click here for the box score. 

France held the lead throughout the majority of the game, leading in the second quarter by as many as 16 points. Canada made a run in the second half but France was ultimately able to hold on for the victory.

Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

"Tough first game, France being the European champion. We had some jitters early but great to get a tough game in against a very strong team. It gave us lots to work on and get better at as we look forward to tomorrow and next week." - Carly Clarke, Head Coach

"You could tell it was definitely our first game here but it was good to be able to get the nerves out. We have a lot of room to grow...there's a lot of positive things we did and a lot of things we can build on so we're only going up from here." - Hanna Hall (Hamilton, ON)

UP NEXT

The team continues its exhibition series on Sunday, July 16 against Australia at 9:30 AM EST. Stay tuned to Canada Basketball on Twitter for more information.

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