06 - 09
February 2020
23 Laeticia Amihere (CAN), 21 Shaina Pellington (CAN), 14 Kayla Alexander (CAN), 12 Jamie Scott (CAN), 11 Natalie Achonwa (CAN), 10 Miah-marie Langlois (CAN), 9 Miranda Ayim (CAN), 8 Kim Gaucher (CAN), 7 Nayo Raincock-ekunwe (CAN), 6 Bridget Carleton (CAN), 5 Kia Nurse (CAN), 4 Sami Hill (CAN)
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Classy Canada blow away Sweden to book Tokyo slot

OSTEND (Belgium) - Canada will be stepping out in Tokyo after they clinically rolled over Sweden 80-50 to rack up their second victory of the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ostend.

After a hard-fought opening couple of quarters, Canada turned up the heat after the interval and Sweden had no response as they imploded.


Turning Point: Canada prospered from a buzzer-beater by Kayla Alexander on the stroke of half-time. It handed them a six-point cushion after an otherwise tight first half. They used that added momentum and came out for the third period to take the game completely away from Sweden.

Game Hero:  Natalie Achonwa was feeling it with an 8 of 9 shooting effort en-route to 16 points, while also hauling down 8 rebounds.

Stats Don't Lie: Canada crushed Sweden 45-25 on the glass and shot 60 percent from two-point range.

Bottom Line: It was about as bad as it could get for Sweden who looked demoralized on the final buzzer and that could take a toll mentally as they try to pick themselves up against Belgium. They are likely to require both a big win and also the right result between Japan and Canada to have any chance of making it. Meanwhile Canada deservedly take their spot after a ruthless and efficient performance. Their physicality and smooth play at both ends of the court was terrific and especially in the last 20 minutes of the contest.