Wood leads way with 26 as Canada romps Iraq


Shooting a sizzling 14 for 29 from three point range and breaking off on a 33-11 second quarter run, Canada moved to 3-0 at the Jones Cup in Taiwan with a 99-48 pasting of previously-undefeated Iraq earlier today in Taipei.  6’4″ Connor Wood and 6’3″ Diego Kapelan (Vancouver/McNeese State) combined to go 13 for 20 from downtown.

Wood led all scorers with 25 points – including 6-12 threes, adding 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while Kapelan, the 30 year old two-man who has enjoyed a solid career in Europe after graduating from McNeese State in 2009-10, was a sizzling 7 for 8 from three as Canada moved to 3-0 on the tournament.

The tournament format is a straight nine-game round robin with the team finishing first in the standings declared the champions.  6’7″ Joel Friesen had 13 points while UBC’s All-Canadian 6’9″ Conor Morgan added 9 points and 5 rebounds for Canada, who next meets Republic of China-Blue tomorrow (7 AM ET), one of two local Taiwanese teams in the tournament, 1-1 and currently playing India.  China-Blue was defeated 88-72 by the Philippines, which Canada knocked off 90-77 on the opening day of play.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s