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Canada beats China in OT to win 3×3 basketball Women’s Series stop in Edmonton | CBC Sports

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Canada won the FIBA 3×3 basketball Women’s Series stop in Edmonton for the second straight year on Sunday, defeating China 16-14 in overtime.

Twin sisters Katherine and Michelle Plouffe, Edmonton natives, led Canada to victory alongside Paige Crozon and Kacie Bosch of Lethbridge, Alta.

The Canadians went undefeated during the two-day event, winning five straight games in front of packed crowds at the Ice District’s Fan Park outside of Rogers Place.

WATCH | Replay of Canada’s OT win over China in Edmonton final:

FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Edmonton finals: Canada vs. China

Watch Canada take on China in the finals at the 2023 FIBA Women’s 3×3 Series in Edmonton.

Canada opened the tournament with wins over Poland and Japan in pool play on Saturday before beating Chile in the quarterfinals and the United States in the semis on Sunday.

Katherine Plouffe scored the game-winning layup in the final after receiving a perfect pass from her sister with time running out on the shot clock.

Michelle led the way with a game-high 11 points and was named MVP of the Edmonton stop, finishing with 35 points, 26 rebounds and 12 key assists. The six-foot-three veteran sent the game to overtime by tying it with a two-pointer in the final seconds of regulation.

Katherine collected 31 rebounds to lead all players in Edmonton.

Canada, the reigning Women’s Series champion, also won the final last month in Poitiers, France. They finished third earlier this month at the stop in Bordeaux, France.

The Women’s Series is the marquee competition on the 3×3 women’s professional circuit. The 2023 edition runs from May to September, returning to Canada for stops in Quebec City (Aug. 18-19) and Montreal (Sept. 2-3). It culminates with the Ulaanbaatar Final in Mongolia on Sept. 16-17.

Next up for the Canadian women is the stop in Prague on Aug. 4-5. Watch live coverage on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem. 

WATCH | Replay of Canada’s semifinal win over the United States:

FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Edmonton semifinals: Canada vs. USA

Watch Canada take on the United States in the semifinals at the 2023 FIBA Women’s 3×3 Series in Edmonton.



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