Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Women's Basketball Team Beats Latvia to Go 3-0 at U19 World Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Women's Basketball Team Beats Latvia to Go 3-0 at U19 World Cup

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Canada remains perfect at U19 World Cup

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UDINE, Italy - Aislinn Konig erupted for 10 three-pointers and 32 points to lift Canada to a 74-70 victory over Latvia at the FIBA U19 Women's World Cup.

The Canadians (3-0) clinched their group with the win, and will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Wednesday.

"We knew going into this game Latvia was going to be a challenging matchup," coach Carly Clarke said. "They are a tough defensive and disciplined team. We were happy to grind out a win and we knew it would be a forty-minute battle.

"Ace (Konig) had a very special performance with 10 threes and it was exciting as a team to work together to get her the ball to make open shots. We are continuing to buy into that process of togetherness. It's great to take home first place in our pool and we look forward to playing in the round of 16 tomorrow. …

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