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Monday, August 10, 2015
#FIBAAmericasWomen2015 – Impressive Canada and historic Ecuador highlight opening day at the FIBA Americas Women's Championship
by: FIBA

EDMONTON (2015 FIBA Americas Championship) – The first day of the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship handed victories to the National Teams from Chile, Ecuador, Brazil and the host, Canada.

The Saville Community Sports Centre was electric as the host of the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship entered the court to face Puerto Rico. Canada dominated from start to finish, not letting the opponents be on top of the scoreboard at any point during the game.

The Canadians showed great offensive effectiveness, shooting for a 50 percent from the field and for a 63 from the three-point area. The locals also dominated the rebound battle, 50 – 16.

Every Canadian player scored at least five points, as Lisa Thomaidis team took the match, 94 – 57.

Ecuador and the US Virgin Islands, made history today, as they both competed for the first time at a FIBA Americas Women’s Championship, when they went head-to-head in Group B action.

Ecuador quickly took off on the scoreboard at the start of the game. It was on the third quarter, that the team from the Virgin Islands caught fire from long range and started discounting.

Ecuador reacted on time, to keep a comfortable lead and never look back, for a 72 – 48 win.

Ecuador now adds a new chapter to the countries basketball history, with their first win at a FIBA Americas Women’s Championship.

Chile’s Ziomara Morrison opened the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship with a performance for the books, with 28 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in the Chilean victory over the Dominican Republic, 88 - 56.

An already Olympic-bound, Brazil started the continental Championship by facing the national team of Venezuela. After the teams showed parity during three quarters, Brazil upped a level and completed an amazing fourth quarter, to take the victory over Oscar Silva’s team, 86 – 71.



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