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Sunday, October 05, 2014

UConn's Nurse leads Canada to 5th place at FIBA Worlds

UConn freshman Kia Nurse finished as Canada's
fourth-leading scorer in FIBA World Championships
UConn incoming freshman Kia Nurse had nine points as she hit four of her six free throws in the closing minutes and made her third 3-pointer of the tournament to go with three rebounds, three assists and two steals as Canada defeated China 61-53 to finish fifth in the FIBA World Championship for Women.

She finished as the fourth leading-scorer and was tied for second in steals for Canada which finished 4-3 in the tournament.

Nurse, the second-youngest player in the tournament, finished as the highest scorer among the 11 teenagers to play in the tournament as she had 48 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals in seven games as Canada had its best finish in the World Championships since winning the bronze medal in 1986.

Kim Gaucher led Canada with 16 points while Miranda Ayim added 15 points and nine rebounds.

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