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Canadian Junior Women’s Team Finishes Fourth



On August 19, 2012 the Canadian Junior Women’s Basketball Team finished their FIBA Americas Tournament with a fourth place finish after loosing their Bronze Medal matchup against Argentina by a score of 53-49.

The U18 tournament took place in Puerto Rico with Canada grouped together with Brazil, Puerto Rico and Mexico.  The Canadians finished Pool play with a record of 2-1, good enough for second place in Pool B, and the ability to advance to the tournament’s Semi-Finals.  Unfortunately, Canada would go on to loose both of their remaining two games, leaving them with the Fourth place finish.

Although the final outcome was a bit disappointing, their finish was at least favorable enough for the Canadian Juniors to earn a birth at next year’s U19 World Championship taking place in Lithuania.

Although many of the players on the Junior squad have made commitments to University this upcoming year, there are several that have still have some time yet to decide where they may play their post secondary basketball.
The Junior team’s uncommitted players are:
Cheyanne Roger (6’2″, C, Michael Power, 2013) Sara-Jane Marois (5’6″, G, Trois-Rivières, 2013)
Sam Cooper (6’1″, G/F, Lockerby, 2013)
Sami Hill (5’8″, G, Blair Academy, 2013)

Game Results
August 15 – Canada loss to Brazil 56-46 (Sam Cooper 9 points; Taijah Campbell 6 points, 11 rebounds)

August 16 – Canada defeated Puerto Rico 58-43 (Paige Crozon 18 points; Michelle Hudyn 10 points, 10 rebounds; Sam Cooper 10 points)

August 17 – Canada defeated Mexico 61-40 (Paige Crozon 13 points, 7 rebounds; Kaylee Halvorson 12 points; Cheyanne Roger 11 points, 7 rebounds)

August 18 – Semi-Final Game – Canada loss to U.S.A. 95-46 (Paige Crozon 9 points)

August 19 – Bronze Medal Game – Canada loss to Argentina 53-49 (Cheyanne Roger 13 points, 8 rebounds)