It took less than five minutes for Canada’s women’s basketball team to turn Friday’s World Cup game versus France into a 59-45 romp.
No one on Canada's roster was alive the last time the team won a medal at the women's World Cup. Now the Canadians are a win away from securing one for the first time since 1986, when they captured the bronze. Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada team to a 79-60 win over Puerto Rico on Thursday in the quarter-finals.
There wasn't much time for things to come together for Canada's women's basketball team at the World Cup. But come together they did, and now Canada is one win away from playing for its first medal since 1986.
Bridget Carleton poured in 27 points to lead Canada's women's basketball team to an 88-65 over Mali at the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday.