Canada Takes Care of Business Over Puerto Rico in Collective Effort…Columbia Up Next!

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Canadian Junior National Team in the Huddle with Head Coach Roy Rana

Canadian Junior National Team in the Huddle with Head Coach Roy Rana

Brazil – The Canadian Junior Men`s National Team opened their FIBA Americas U18 Championship with a win over Puerto Rico, 77-51.

Trey Lyles Leads Canada with a double-double in victory over Puerto Rico

Trey Lyles Leads Canada with a double-double in victory over Puerto Rico | Courtesy: Diego Evangelista

Canada had a great start to the tournament. In the early moments of the first quarter Puerto Rico owned a 7-6 lead, but after that Canada starting clicking and went on a 18-3 run to finish the quarter with a 24-10 lead. Into the second quarter, Canada continued to play well as they extended their lead to 26 points as they took their 43-17 lead at the half.

To start the second half, Canada and Puerto Rico played a fairly even third quarter as Canada scored 20 points to Puerto Rico`s 15. Canada went into the fourth quarter with a comfortable 63-32 lead. In the fourth, Canada was able to give all players playing time and won the game 77-51.

Trey Lyles (Saskatoon, SK) led the way for Canada, as he had game-highs in both points (17) and rebounds (16).

For box score, click here.

The Canadian Junior Men`s National Team will next play tomorrow versus Colombia at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). The game will be available to watch on FIBA Americas TV. To watch the game, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

 

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