CANADIAN WOMEN WIN FIRST EXHIBITION GAME OF THE SEASON AGAINST JAPAN

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TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

Saturday, May 27, 2017

1:00 PM EST

Japan

Torrelavega, Spain

TORRELAVEGA, SPAIN - Bridget Carleton had 13 points and 4 rebounds while Shay Colley added 9 points and 7 rebounds in Canada's 61-56 win against Japan. The game was the second of a 5-game European exhibition tour as the Women's National Team Program heads into the next stage of training. Click here for the box score.

Miah-Marie Langlois, Shay Colley, Bridget Carleton, Ruth Hamblin and Katherine Plouffe started for Canada.

Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

"We are pleased to get our first win of the summer against a tough Japenese team that plays with exceptional speed and execution. There was a lot of excellent learning opportunties for our young team as Japan played a very constracting style to what we faced against Spain yesterday. The team also showed great growth as we had to respond to Japan's comeback and hold on for the win." - Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach

"It was fun to get out and face a different style of play. We built on what we learned yesterday against Spain and it was great to get our first win of the quad. We learned a lot and look to continue to learn in France." - Bridget Carleton

UP NEXT

Canada travels to Bordeaux, France to face-off against Montenegro on Wednesday, May 31 at 10:30 AM EST. Click here for the complete European exhibition schedule. 

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