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09/06/2015 20:57 EDT | Updated 09/06/2016 01:12 EDT

Brady Heslip leads Canada past Panama in second-round game at FIBA Americas

MEXICO CITY — Brady Heslip poured in 23 points off the bench to lead Canada's men's basketball team in a 103-66 thrashing of Panama on Sunday in second-round play at the FIBA Americas Championship.

The Burlington, Ont., native was 8 for 15 and sank seven of Canada's 14 three-pointer baskets.

Andrew Wiggins added 17 points for the Canadians, who were playing their first second-round game of the tournament. Nik Stauskas had 16 points and Cory Joseph chipped in with 15.

Jonathan King led Panama with 13 points.

Canada outrebounded Panama 53-28.

The top two teams from the tournament qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio next summer.

Canada's men's team has not participated in a summer Games since 2000.

Canada plays Uruguay on Monday.

The Canadian Press