Hamil­ton’s Hai­ley leads Canada to win

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Hamil­ton’s Hai­ley Brown had 17 points and eight re­bounds to lead Canada past France, 54-45, on Sun­day at the FIBA un­der-19 women’s bas­ket­ball World Cup.

Laeti­cia Ami­here of Mis­sis­sauga added 12 points and 11 re­bounds as Canada im­proved to 2-0 at the tour­na­ment. Toronto’s Alyssa Jerome and Ais­linn Konig of Lan­g­ley, B.C., chipped in eight points apiece.

“Ev­ery­one bought into their roles and did their jobs well,” said Brown. “We had a great team meet­ing be­fore the game to set ex­pec­ta­tions and that helped us win.”

Canada trailed France 31-11 af­ter the first quar­ter but fought back to take a 26-21 at the half. Canada held their lead for the re­main­der of the game.

The Cana­di­ans are set to face Latvia on Tues­day.

BARRY GRAY, HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR FILE PHOTO

Hai­ley Brown is pic­tured in ac­tion in 2013 with St. Thomas More.

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