Canada wins Women’s 3×3 Basketball World Series gold in Edmonton

Michelle Plouffe (Ruben Schonefeld, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is entering the Women’s 3×3 Basketball competition at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris in top form. On Saturday, the Canadians won a Women’s 3×3 Basketball World Series event in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Canadian team of Katherine and Michelle Plouffe of Edmonton, along with Kacie Bosch of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Paige Crozon of Humboldt, Saskatchewan won all five of their games over the weekend. In Pool A action, Canada beat Australia 19-10, Puerto Rico 21-10, and Chile 21-5. Canada then beat Spain 21-10 in the semifinals, and the silver medal winning United States 21-11 in the gold medal game. Australia and Spain both won bronze medals in Edmonton.

In Canada’s win over Australia, Katherine Plouffe led Canada with 10 points and seven rebounds. Bosch led Canada with four key assists. In Canada’s win over Puerto Rico, Crozon led Canada with nine points. Katherine Plouffe led Canada with six rebounds and five key assists. In Canada’s win over Chile, Crozon led Canada with nine points. Katherine Plouffe and Bosch led Canada with three rebounds and Michelle Plouffe led Canada with four key assists. In Canada’s win over Spain, Crozon led Canada with nine points. The Plouffe sisters, Crozon and Bosch all had three rebounds, and Michelle Plouffe led Canada with three key assists. Then in Canada’s win over the United States, Michelle Plouffe led Canada with 14 points. Katherine Plouffe led Canada with six rebounds and five key assists.

This was Canada’s second straight medal in a Women’s 3×3 Basketball World Series event in Canada. Last weekend in Quebec City, Team Canada won the bronze medal and finished behind two teams based out of the United States. Spain also won a bronze medal. The Canadian team consisted of Bosch, Crozon, Cassandra Brown of Vernon, British Columbia, and Mackenzie Smith of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Canada’s most notable wins came over Chile and Spain by scores of 21-15. In Canada’s won over Chile, Smith led Canada with eight points and Brown led Canada with 10 rebounds. In Canada’s win over Spain, Smith led Canada with 10 points and Crozon led Canada with five rebounds and two key assists.

In the Women’s 3×3 World Standings, Canada leads with 410 points. France is in second with 350 points.

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