Big win for the Canadian teens
In between making sure TFC and the Argos are covered off today, to say nothing of being around to put out any fires I cause in Day 1 as a big shot, needed to get this up quickly.
With a 102-96 victory over China in Germany on Friday morning, Canada’s under-17 boys team has advanced to the semifinals of the first world cadet basketball championships and now has two games to play for a medal.
Canada gets the winner of the United States-Australia in Saturday’s semifinals; it’s probably going to be the States and it’ll a monumental task to beat them.
But even a loss there puts Canada in a bronze medal match Sunday afternoon. Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Serbia are in the other half of the draw.
We’ll get more for a fuller story later on but Anthony Bennett, who had missed three games with a head injury, returned with a vengeance, leading Canada with 29 points.
We’re supposed to be on a conference call with the folks over there in a little bit so more details should emerge but wanted to get this up as quickly as I could.