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Monday, August 10, 2015

UConn's Nurse delivers for Canada again

Well, I did not see this coming.

I fully expected Canada to beat Chile to move to 2-0 in pool play at the FIBA Americas but other than Cuba, I thought Chile was the third-best team in the Group A and Canada won by nearly 60 points.

UConn sophomore guard Kia Nurse was one of three players from Canada with 14 points (joining Tamara Tatham and former Notre Dame star Natalie Achonwa) in the 93-36 victory. Canada had 32 field goals and assisted on 31 on them which is a truly astounding ratio. The lone basket to come without an assist was by Miranda Ayim just 1:12 into the game. It was Canada's second made basket so the final 30 baskets can off assists. I don't recall hearing a stat line like that before.

Nurse, who led Canada in scoring at the Pan Am Games, is once again the top scorer with an average of 12 points per game.

Canada plays the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. It should be noted that the Dominican Republic lost to Chile by 32 points. After getting a day off, Canada wraps up pool play against Cuba on Thursday in a game that could decide the Group A title.


Blogger Stephen said...

Wow, if Chili's the third-best team… Canada totally dominated.

10:19 PM 

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