Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Record First-Ever Basketball Win at Commonwealth Games

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Record First-Ever Basketball Win at Commonwealth Games

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Canadian women score first Games hoops win

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TOWNSVILLE, Australia - Daneesha Provo of the University of Utah and Michigan State's Shay Colley each scored 14 points as Canada defeated England 80-54 Friday for its first basketball win at the Commonwealth Games.

Canada did not enter a men's or women's team in 2006, the only time basketball has figured on the Games schedule.

The Canadian men did not fare so well Friday, thumped 95-55 in Cairns by a more experienced Australian side. Canada is fielding a young men's team comprised entirely of U Sports athletes. The Australians are missing their NBA talent and many European players, but do have domestic pros.

The Canadian women include university and overseas talent, as well as two high schoolers.

"This is our first game together so we started slow, but toward the end we played well," Colley said. …

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