Aug. 2, 2011
PUERTO MONTT, Chile - Team Canada wrapped up action at the FIBA Under -19 Women's World Championship Sunday, capturing fifth place following a 70-52 win over France.
Marquette sophomore-to-be Katherine Plouffe played an integral role in the team's success as she averaged 8.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while connecting on 46.2 percent of her attempts from the floor over the nine-game tournament.
After a 6-0 finish in group play, which included a 64-52 win over the eventual champion United States, Team Canada was tripped up in the quarterfinals by Spain, 69-55. Canada topped Japan, 77-71, to advance to the fifth-place game. Plouffe chipped in six points and a team-high seven rebounds in the fifth-place win over France.
With an 8-1 record for the tournament, the U19 Canadian team is the first team from Canada to win eight games at a world championship.