Canada’s 3×3 women’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2022 FIBA World Cup after back-to-back wins on Saturday.
Canada defeated top seed Germany 22-13 and then beat the United States 14-10 to advance to the next round of the tournament.
The semifinals and the final both take place on Sunday.
“I’m just super proud of our team,” said Michelle Plouffe after the second day’s win.
“We came in here thinking we could make it onto the podium but I think to other people we were underdogs so I’m just so proud of how we fought our way through every match.”
Edmonton’s Michelle Plouffe finished the game with nine points and three important assists against Germany, shooting 4-on-5 from one point range and 2-on-3 from long range.
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Twin sisters Katherine Plouffe and Paige Crozon each had five points, while Kacie Bosch had a game-high with five rebounds.
“Germany are a great team, they have a lot of chemistry, they’ve been playing together for a while,” said Crozon after his win against Germany.
“We played them in the women’s series final last year and lost, so we know they’re a really great team and they really had to prepare for this game.”
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In the final minute of the game, Katherine Plouffe found a slicing Bosch that fouled under the rim and went to the line for a free throw to give Canada a 13-10 advantage.
A jumper by Katherine Plouffe extended Canada’s lead to 14-10 and advanced to the semifinals.
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