BUENOS AIRES (FIBA Women’s AmeriCup) – Canada defeated Brazil 84-45, Argentina defeated Puerto Rico 48-44, as both teams earned the right to play for continental gold and received two of the three tickets available to the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. Brazil and Puerto Rico will play for Bronze and the last ticket available to the World Cup 2018 in Spain.
Canada booked a trip back to the Final of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup with an 84-45 semifinal win over Brazil. Led offensively by 16 points from Nirra Fields, the Canadians jumped to a 12-point lead after a 24-12 first quarter. Canada maintained a high-octane offensive with 41% shooting from the field and 22 assists. Canada found another offensive weapon in 2015 AmeriCup MVP Kia Nurse, who also added 16 points and helped her team secure the trip to the Semi-Finals and a ticket to the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018.