The Canadians battled to the last second to claim their third title this season at the FIBA Women’s 3×3 Series in front of home fans in Montreal.
Together, Katherine Plouffe, Michelle Plouffe, Paige Crozon and Kacie Bosch joined forces to beat France’s U24 squad 19-18. as the score remained tight on the scoreboard.
However, 3 minutes from the end of the match, the Canadians led with two points more than their counterparts before a rain forced a temporary stoppage forcing the belligerents to continue the match on an indoor court.
Katherine Plouffe was dominant throughout the game, collecting the best statistics of the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds. However, it was her teammate Paige Crozon who won the title of player of the tournament.
In the semi-finals, Team Canada swept Germany’s Düsseldorf ZOOS, who had fallen to the Americans in the quarter-finals, by a score of 21-8 to earn a place in the final.
To achieve a perfect course at this meeting in Montreal, the Canadian team won two victories in as many outings in its matches in pool A first against Hungary, 21 to 11, and then against the Netherlands. , 16 to 8. These two victories allow Canada to occupy the first place of the group and to qualify for the quarter-finals where it will beat France on the score of 20 to 13.
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The Canadians had won the bronze medal in Eaubonne, France during the previous stage. In Montreal, they thus add a third title to those of Edmonton and Bucharest. The final leg of the FIBA Women’s 3×3 Series season will take place on September 17-18.