Canada Takes Care of Business Over Puerto Rico in Collective Effort…Columbia Up Next!
NPH Top Performers
- Trey Lyles– 17 pts, 16 rbs, 3 ast, 1 stl
- Xavier Rathan-Mayes– 12 pts, 2rbs, 1ast
- Tyler Ennis– 11 pts, 3rbs, 2 ast
- Jamal Reynolds- 11 pts, 2 rbs, 1 ast
- Andrew Wiggins– 9 pts, 7 rbs, 4 ast, 2 stl
Brazil – The Canadian Junior Men`s National Team opened their FIBA Americas U18 Championship with a win over Puerto Rico, 77-51.
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.