Canada beats Brazil 78-39 for second straight win at U16 Americas Championship

By The Canadian Press
June 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

AYSEN, Chile — Lauren Audino led the way with 12 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes, and Canada used a strong second quarter to pull away and beat Brazil 78-39 on Monday in group play at the FIBA under-16 Women's Americas Championship.

Isabelle Forsyth and Rosalie Mercille contributed 10 points apiece in the win as the Canadians improved to 2-0 at the tournament.

Canada ended the first quarter up nine points on Brazil and used a 16-0 run to open up the second, leading to a 44-19 lead at halftime.

Canada opened the Americas with a 79-33 win over Ecuador and will try and stay perfect when it plays Puerto Rico Tuesday in its final round-robin game.

The Canadians earned silver at the last U16 Women's Americas Championship in 2017 and have medalled in each of their previous five tournaments.

The top-four teams at the tournament qualify for the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2020.

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