A great run through the U16 FIBA Americas Championship for Women the past 10 days, the Cadette Women’s National team achieved something no other team has done – bring home the Gold.
The Cadettes went undefeated in pool play going 3-0 heading into the medal round. They disposed of Mexico handily to set up a rematch with Brazil for the Gold who Canada had beaten soundly in pool play.
There is no doubt, at least in my mind, that Brazil upsetting the US played a slight factor in the results for Canada. But since Brazil played the Cadettes incredibly tight to force an overtime it may not have mattered as to who the girls faced. I think it could have been a similar result regardless.
A big congrats to our Cadette Women for bringing home the program’s first Gold Medal.