UDINE, Italy — Hamilton's Hailey Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Canada past France 54-45 on Sunday at the FIBA under-19 women's basketball World Cup.
Laeticia Amihere of Mississauga, Ont., added 12 points and 11 rebounds as Canada improved to 2-0 at the tournament. Toronto's Alyssa Jerome and Aislinn Konig of Langley, B.C., chipped in eight points apiece.
"Everyone bought into their roles and did their jobs well," said Brown. "We had a great team meeting before the game to set expectations and that helped us win."
Canada trailed France 31-11 after the first quarter but fought back to take a 26-21 at the half. Canada held their lead for the remainder of the game.
The Canadians face Latvia on Tuesday.