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27 September
05 October, 2014
11 Katherine PLOUFFE (CAN)
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Plouffe wants to extend her stay

ANKARA (FIBA World Championship for Women) - Canada debutante Katherine Plouffe is determined to extend her time at what is her first FIBA World Championship for Women.

The Canadians are slated to face the Czech Republic on Wednesday in a duel to reach the Quarter-Finals.

Having seen her team-mate and sister Michelle play at London 2012, Plouffe is now enjoying being able to finally tread the boards herself at a major tournament with the senior team.

"There are so many great players here and also great sporting countries - those which are not only basketball nations," stated the 22-year-old.

Being part of something like this is an incredible experience - especially when it is your first time. - Plouffe

"I will be doing everything I can to make sure we stay a little longer and also that this isn't my last time at a tournament like this."

Canada were just edged out 63-59 by France, which means they must now face a Czech team they know well.

"The game against France gave the chance for us to try some things and I still think we played hard," said Plouffe.

"It's this next one which we really need to focus on now - especially as it is a straight forward win or go home scenario.

"We played Czech Republic during preparation and it was good for us.

"I think we can play well and match-up against them."

Meanwhile, France will play Brazil in the other Ankara-based game to decide who advances from the Qualification to the Quarter-Finals phase.