HE CANADIAN PRESS
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
ANTIBES, FRANCE -- Nirra Fields had a game-high 12 points as Canada's women's basketball team capped a three-game exhibition series in France with a 75-56 win over Senegal on Monday.
Miranda Ayim added 10 points and eight rebounds for Canada, which finished 1-2 in its exhibition tune-up series in advance of the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe also had 10 points for Canada, while Miah-Marie Langlois had eight points and a game-high seven assists.
"Over all, I think it was a good tournament to prepare us to go into the World Cup," Ayim said. "We faced very good opponents, each with a different challenge for us."
Bintou Diémé and Mame-Marie Sy-Diop had 10 points apiece for Senegal.
Canada's win followed close losses to host France and world No. 1 United States.
Canada plays its first World Cup game Saturday against Greece. THE CANADIAN PRESS