Bronze for Canada at under-17 championships
Olivier Hanlan made a key three-pointer and two clutch free throws and Dyshawn Pierre made a foul shot with four seconds left as Canada rallied in the final half minute to beat Lithuania 83-81 and win the bronze medal at the world championships in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday.
We'lll get more once we get to talk to the coach and players later Sunday but the stunning rally capped an outstanding tournament for the Canadian teens.
Down four with 44 seconds left, Hanlan hit a three-pointer to pull Canada within one and after getting stop on Lithuania's subsequent possession, Hanlan was fouled with 13 seconds left and made two free throws to put Canada up by one.
After other Lithuania miss, Pierre was fouled with four seconds left, making the second of his two shots for the final margin of victory.
Playing with key forward Anthony Bennett, who sat out with an injury, Canada got production of several players Hanlan had 15 points, Junior Lomomba had 14, Negus Webster-Chan and Kevin Pangos both had 13 and Anthony Wiggins and Pierre each had 12.