Aislinn Konig erupted for 10 three-pointers and 32 points to lift Canada to a 74-70 feat over Latvia during a FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup.
The Canadians (3-0) clinched their organisation with a win, and will face Mexico in a turn of 16 on Wednesday.
“We knew going into this diversion Latvia was going to be a severe matchup,” manager Carly Clarke said. “They are a tough defensive and trained team. We were happy to grub out a win and we knew it would be a forty-minute battle.
“Ace [Konig] had a really special opening with 10 threes and it was sparkling as a organisation to work together to get her a turn to make open shots. We are stability to buy into that routine of togetherness. It’s good to take home initial place in a pool and we demeanour brazen to personification in a turn of 16 [Wednesday].”
Brown dominates boards
Shaina Pellington of Pickering, Ont., combined 15 points and 5 rebounds, while Laeticia Amihere of Mississauga, Ont., had 14 points and 5 boards, and Hailey Brown of Hamilton grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.
Konig, a 5-9 ensure from Langley, B.C., shot 10-for-15 from three-point range.
“Today we had a prohibited palm though all a credit goes to my teammates since they were a ones anticipating me and guileless me to strike that shot,” Konig said. “This was an critical win for Canada and a good approach to conduct into joint play.”
Canada also degraded South Korea and France in a organisation stage. Mexico went 0-3 in a rough turn to finish final in Group D.
Canada’s clever run by a rough turn comes on a heels of Canada’s men’s organisation winning bullion during a U19 World Cup in Cairo.