Canada completed its campaign at the FIBA under-19 women’s world basketball championships with a 70-52 victory over France on Sunday.
Canada finishes the tournament in fifth place, despite going 8-1. The Canadians had won six straight games — including an upset of the U.S. — before losing in the quarter-final against Spain.
Nirra Fields of Lachine, Que., led Canada with 18 points, four rebounds and five steals. Edmonton’s Michelle Plouffe had 14 points and six rebounds, while twin sister Katherine Plouffe chipped in with seven boards.
The six-game undefeated streak marked a first for a Canadian team in the preliminary round of any world basketball tournament.
Canada’s best finish at the tournament was a fourth-place showing two years ago in Bangkok, Thailand.