Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Stays Undefeated in Group Play after 81-52 Win over El Salvador

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Stays Undefeated in Group Play after 81-52 Win over El Salvador

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Canada downs El Salvador 81-52 to move to 2-0

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MEXICO CITY - Niyah Becker scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Canada to a 2-0 start at the FIBA under-18 women's Americas Championship with an 81-52 win over El Salvador on Thursday.

Becker shot a nearly perfect 6 for 7 from the field, including 2 for 2 from the three-point line, while Roxane Makolo and Christina Morra chipped in 11 points apiece.

"I think we had a good start in the game. We had good (offensive) boards and we had good looks finding people and we just have to continue it throughout the tournament so we can be successful," said Becker.

Kimberly Villalobos scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds to pace El Salvador.

Canada jumped ahead early, taking a 23-9 lead out of the first quarter, and stretched it to 46-20 heading into halftime after outscoring El Salvador 23-11 in the second. …

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