Finland Downs Cold-Shooting Canucks
Canada’s team, made up of U-Sports ‘all-stars’, dropped a disappointing 79-71 decision to Finland on Monday afternoon in Taipei City. With a record of 1-1, they are now tasked with winning at least 2 of their 3 remaining group games, if they are to play in quarter-finals.
With their 3 ‘high-volume ‘ shooters, Connor Wood, Kaza Kajami-Keane, Conor Morgan, hitting just 29% from the floor (12/42), Team Canada is 35% FG vs 41% for the Finns. The winners had a massive 50-20 gap in the middle 2 frames, as the Canucks went ice cold; the Red and White roared back with 32 pts in the 4th, but the deficit was just too much to overcome.
Kajami-Keane (Carleton) had 21 pts/ 7 rebs, and Wood, another Ravens grad, counted 17 pts. Forward, Erik Nissen (Acadia), was steady, with 12 pts/ 6 rebs. Box Score
Canada has Hong Kong on Tuesday, Japan on Thursday, and Germany on Friday. CBCsports.ca has, apparently, dropped live streaming of that Friday game?!
NCAA vs U-Sports Scores on Sunday –
at Windsor 73 Ferris State (Michigan,Div 2) 67
Canisius (NY, Div 1) 81 Bishops 60 at Montreal
New Hampshire (Div 1) 79 Laval 61 at Ste. Foy
at Waterloo 68 Regis (Colorado. Div 2) 66
in US Vigin Islands – James Madison (Pittsburgh, Div 1) 78 Brock 75
No result for the UBC game in Costa Rica ….