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Thursday, August 10, 2017

UConn's Nurse, Canada win Group B title at FIBA AmeriCup

UConn's Kia Nurse had eight points, three assists and three steals as Canada defeated Paraguay 86-64 to clinch the top spot in Group B at the FIBA AmeriCup Championship in Argentina.

Former UCLA star Nirra Fields had 25 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, Katherine Plouffe had 12 points while Michelle Plouffe finished with nine points and 13 rebounds.

Canada, the defending champion, will play Brazil in Saturday's semifinals. The game will tip at 5:35 p.m. and should be available on ESPN3.

Argentina defeated Brazil to win the Group A title and will meet Puerto Rico in the other semifinal.


Nurse has struggled with her shot in the tournament but she will enter the medal round of the tournament averaging 8.8 points per game.

Manchester's Ashley Perez averaged 8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists to help Puerto Rico to advance to the semifinals.

The top three finishers qualify for the 2018 FIBA World Cup.


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