Canada defeats New Zealand to enter FIBA OQT Finals

Cory Joseph vs New Zealand

Canada defeated New Zealand, 78-72 to enter the Finals of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament led by Cory Joseph with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Tristan Thompson with a double-double for Team Canada – 13 points and 10 rebounds

Melvin Ejim with also 13 points and 7 rebounds for Canada while Anthony Bennett scored 9 points. Cory Webster led New Zealand with 21 points while Thomas Abercrombie with 16 points. Tai Webster contributed 15 points for the Tall Blacks.

Canada will face the winner of the France vs Turkey Semifinals game.

Scores:
Canada 78 – Joseph 20, Ejim 13, Thompson 13, Bennett 9, Birch 6, Scrubb P 6, Scrubb T 5, Ennis 4, Heslip 2.

New Zealand 72 – Webster C 21, Abercrombie 16, Webster T 15, Loe 6, Vukona 6, Ili 5, Fotu 3.





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