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Monday, August 07, 2017

UConn's Kia Nurse delivers in Canada's AmeriCup victory

After a relatively quiet opening game at the FIBA Women's AmeriCup, UConn's Kia Nurse got back to being her high-scoring ways for defending champion Canada.

Nurse had 17 poinyd, eight rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes as Canada remained undefeated with a 75-59 win over Puerto Rico.

Katherine Plouffe, one of six 2016 Olympians on the Canadian roster, had 14 points and four rebounds, Jamie Scott added 11 points and two rebounds while Ruth Hamblin had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Allison Gibson had 16 points while Manchester's Ashley Perez added 13 for Puerto Rico.

Canada continues pool play against Mexico at 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday.

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