Hamilton’s Hailey leads Canada to win
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.
Hailey Brown is pictured in action in 2013 with St. Thomas More.