Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Advances to Finals at FIBA U18 Men's Championship with Win over Puerto Rico

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Advances to Finals at FIBA U18 Men's Championship with Win over Puerto Rico

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Canada beats Puerto Rico in U18 men's semis

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VALDIVIA, Chile - A strong first quarter was all Canada needed to set the tone and cruise into the finals at the FIBA Americas under-18 men's championship.

Lindell Wigginton led the way with a game-high 22 points as Canada beat Puerto Rico 83-66 on Friday in the semifinals of the eight-nation tournament.

The Halifax native, who plays high school ball for Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, went 8 for 16 from the floor, including 3 of 7 from three-point range. O'Shae Brissett of Mississauga, Ont., continued his strong tournament play with 18 points and eight rebounds.

"This young group has come together very quickly and represented Canadian basketball by playing the right way. It is always special to have an opportunity to play for gold. We will be prepared and continue to give it all we have," said Canadian coach Roy Rana. …

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