SYDNEY (AP) — None of the players on the Canadian team were born when the country won its last medal at a women’s basketball World Cup. Now the Canadians are one win away from achieving it for the first time since 1986, when they took bronze.
Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada to a 79-60 win over Puerto Rico in the quarterfinals.
“It’s very special,” Nurse said. “It has been a process for us and we all feel the disappointments. The quarterfinals have been our limit for a long time, and to be able to cross that line… I think our country is getting very excited about basketball in the grassroots programs and this is just the beginning of what we can achieve.”
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Canada is through to the World Cup semis for the first time since 1986