Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Barrett Leads Canada to Stunning 99-87 Win over U.S. at World Under-19 Event

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Barrett Leads Canada to Stunning 99-87 Win over U.S. at World Under-19 Event

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Barrett leads Canada to upset win over U.S.

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CAIRO - Guard R.J. Barrett had 38 points and 13 rebounds to lead Canada to a stunning 99-87 semifinal win over the United States on Saturday at the world under-19 men's basketball championship.

The six-foot-seven Barrett, 17, of Mississauga, Ont., is the son of Rowan Barrett, a former Canadian national team member who represented his country at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

In the other semifinal game, Italy beat Spain 66-63.

This marks the first time Canada has ever played for a medal at the tournament. What's more, the Canadians played their second game without starting point guard Lindell Wigginton of Dartmouth, N.S., who is injured.

"What an incredible moment for Canadian basketball, for these kids, for this team," Canadian head coach Roy Rana said. …

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