Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Loses Lead Late as China Rallies for Win at FIBA Women's World Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Loses Lead Late as China Rallies for Win at FIBA Women's World Cup

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Canada falls to China at Women's World Cup

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SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain - China rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Canada 76-71 in the consolation bracket at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup on Saturday.

China will face France in the fifth-place game while Canada, ranked No. 5 in the world, will take on Nigeria for seventh place on Sunday.

Li Meng scored 18 points and Han Xu had 12 to lead the Chinese squad.

Kia Nurse scored 18 points to lead Canada while Natalie Achonwa added 13 points and seven rebounds. Jamie Scott had 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.

"This is a very young team and these are really, really tough lessons to learn but the world is very good at basketball and we're learning that right now," said captain Kim Gaucher. …

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