CANADIAN U19 WOMEN LOSE TO AUSTRALIA IN EXHIBITION PLAY

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

July 16, 2017

9:30 AM EST

Australia

Voiron, France

VOIRON, FRANCE (July 16, 2017)  - Canada's U19 Women's National Team took on Australia in exhibition play, falling by a score of 69-56. The game was the second 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.

Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC) led the way with 19 points and 6 rebounds while Shaina Pellington (Pickering, ON) added 7 points and 3 rebounds. Hailey Brown (Hamilton, ON) chipped in with 7 points and 3 rebounds of her own. Click here for the box score. 

Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

"Another tough game today against a talented and well-rounded team. We showed improvement in some areas that we emphasized, still need to do a better job taking care of the ball but these are great preparation games for us going into the World Cup." - Carly Clarke, Head Coach

“I think we have a really amazing opportunity here to prepare by playing some of the best teams in the world. We’re growing as a team, we’re going to learn what we need to fix and take care of business.” – Aislinn Konig (Langley, BC)

UP NEXT

The team continues its exhibition series on Monday, July 17 against China. The game tips off at 9:30 AM EST. Stay tuned to Canada Basketball on Twitter for more information.

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