Deceived by its American counterparts, the Canadian U16 basketball team were unable to maintain their unbeaten streak at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s U16 Americas Championship in Mexico this week. -end.
That meant the team, led by Langley coach Cheryl Jean-Paul, had to settle for silver in the semi-annual competition.
The Trinity Western University girls’ basketball coach has once again been invited to lead the National Under-16 team. And this silver medal is Jean-Paul’s second in the U16 Americas Championship, as it also led the team to the final of the 2019 tournament.
In the tournament, Canada swept away their group play, beating Brazil, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico by a whopping 25 points per game.
With the quarterfinal draw leading the Canadians to Chile, Jean-Paul’s team earned a 76-25 victory.
After their emphatic quarterfinal victory, Canada continued their dominance over Argentina with a 74-47 victory to secure a ticket to the final, where Canada ultimately lost 118-45 to the United States.
Once the tournament is over, Jean-Paul returns to Langley to coach the Spartans women’s basketball team on their return to Canada West competition.
Following the cancellation of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19, the Spartans return to the conference on October 28 against UBC.
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