Bronze for Cana­dian women’s hoops team

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Laeti­cia Ami­here had 13 points and 10 re­bounds to lead Canada to a 67-60 vic­tory over Ja­pan for the bronze medal at the FIBA un­der-19 women’s World Cup on Sun­day. “We are so happy to be leav­ing here with the bronze medal,” Cana­dian cap­tain Alyssa Jerome said. “It was a tough game as Ja­pan put up a really great bat­tle. We all wanted to leave here with a medal, so we worked really hard to do that.” It was the Cana­dian women’s first medal at the U19 level. Canada’s se­nior women’s team fin­ished third twice (1979 and 1986) at world cham­pi­onships, while the U19 men’s team earned its first gold medal at the World Cup in Egypt ear­lier this month. Hai­ley Brown added 12 points and Hanna Hall chipped in with 10 for the fourth-ranked Cana­di­ans, who were knocked out of con­tention for gold with a semi­fi­nal loss to Rus­sia on Satur­day.

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