Canada dominated their preliminary group, winning Group C at 3-0 with an average score of 94-60 after dominating New Zealand yesterday. The U17’s under Kirby Schepp now begin the Round of 16 against winless Philippines in Rosario, site of all of Canada’s prior games.
Philippines (0-3 in Group B) lost 97-75 to Croatia, 95-54 to France and were edged 74-71 in their final preliminary round game against host Argentina.
A win for Canada today moves our guys into the quarter-final round on Friday against the winner of Australia and Mali. Australia finished in a three-way tie atop Group A at 2-1 but finished second in the tie-breaker. Mali finished 1-2 in Group B, losing to the USA and Serbia while defeating China.
Today’s game is available for live viewing on FIBA YouTube channel