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    Default Yvonne Ejim - Team Canada - U19 FIBA World Championships

    Our own Yvonne Ejim is playing for Team Canada in the U19 FIBA World Championships.

    Game #1 Canada falls to Japan 83-82 but Yvonne shows her ability with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.

    Game #2 Canada takes down the Czech Republic 79-71. Once again Yvonne is the Canadian player of the game with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block.

    Yvonne repp'n Canada and the Zags in great fashion.

    You can see videos, schedule and standings and re-watch the entire games here: http://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19women/2021/games

    If you want to watch the games checkout: Youtube.com/FIBA

    Congrats Yvonne, keep on bringing it on.

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    Canada gets hammered by Mali 88-62 (Ouch). It looks like Mali shot about 45% while Canada managed to shoot right about 31%. Canada dominated the boards 3-43 but could not hang onto the ball having 24 turnovers (Mali had just 10).

    Yvonne had a decent day with 15 points (5-13), 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

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    Thanks for the update, ZagDad.

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    Canada rebound with an upset win over previously undefeated France.

    http://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19...a#tab=boxscore

    Yvonne with 10 points 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.

    B.C.s (Washington State) Tara Wallack seems like a baller as well...

    Bench shortened down considerable with only 7 players getting meaningful minutes.

    Now in the top 8, will face a balanced Australian side next in the quarter finals.

    I think it will be a close game with the Canucks squeeking one out

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    Thanks for the update OZZY.

    Tough game for the Canadians (2-2) against the Aussies (3-1). While many of the stats are pretty equal between the teams, the biggest difference is that the Aussies have shot much better from inside the 3 point line (43.5%) than have the Canadians (36.7%). Shooting from beyond the 3 point line is essentially equal with the Aussies having a slight advantage (34% vs 32.4%). The Canadians do have a large advantage in shooting from the charity stripe (71.4% vs 56.3%).

    Little to no difference in total rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers and fouls. The difference in the rebounds is where they occur. The Aussies have the advantage on the D-boards (36 vs 28) but on the O-Boards the Canadians have the advantage (21 vs 15). The advantage in O-boards for the Canadians has led to a big difference in 2nd chance points (21.3 vs 10.5).

    Go Canadians,

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    Canadians come up a little short against the Aussies 72-61.

    Nothing really stands out as any particular reason. The game statistics, for the most part, followed the tournament statistics for each team. Aussies shot a little better and won a tight rebound battle 44-42. The biggest difference between the teams was the Aussies killing it on the O-boards (20-14) and winning the turnover battle (15-22). Seven less turnovers and six more O-boards will lead to an 11 point victory.

    Once again Yvonne was the Canadian player of the game with 10 points on 5-12 shooting, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block before fouling out.

    Canadians playing Russia in the 5-8 game on Saturday.

    Team USA is playing Hungary in the Semi-Finals also on Saturday.

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    Canadians come thru versus the Russians 66-58. I don't fully understand the FIBA naming convention, but the Canadians are playing in Class 5-6 (for 5th & 6th place??) game tomorrow against the Czechs.

    The Canadians had a poor shooting day with averaging 27-28% overall, from 2 and from 3. Consistently bad across the board. Russia responded by shooting 30.2% overall, 41.2% from 2 and an astounding 19.4% from 3. Russia compounded the problem by taking 34 shots from long range and only making 14. With the poor shooting percentages by both teams you would expect big rebounding numbers and Canada responded by pulling down 68 (!!!) rebounds with 28 of the rebounds of the offensive variety. Russia simply could not keep up only gather 38 rebounds with 7 of them of the offensive variety. You simply cannot give up a 30 count rebounding advantage and 28 second chance opportunities and expect to win.

    Yvonne probably had her worst game of the tournament, with only 6 points (on 2-8 shooting), 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks. She only played 19:42 in todays game when she has been averaging over 30 mpg.

    Team USA dominated Hungary 75-42 and will play in the championship game versus Australia tomorrow.

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    Canadians come through, downing the Czechs 72-61 for fifth(??) place in the tournament. Canadians shot better today shooting 36.4% overall, 42.5% from 2, 26.9% from long range and 81% from the charity stripe significantly better than Czechs. Canadians won the rebounding war 54-42 but the O-boards were essentially equal (19-18) with the advantage to the Canadians. The Czechs had fewer turnovers than the Canadians (16 vs 21).

    Yvonne was back on her horse today as player of the game for Canada with 12 points (4-8 shooting and 4-4 from the charity stripe), 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks with 3 turnovers the only negative on the debit side of the spreadsheet.

    Link: http://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19...a#tab=boxscore

    Congrats Yvonne and the rest of the young Canadian women for a great tournament.

    Team USA wins the championship 70-52 over Australia. Team USA consisted of one HS player and the rest were 1st year college players from all over the USA. Oregon, Arizone, Notre Dame, Louisville, Arkansas, NC State, Iowa (Caitlin Clark), Connecticut (2 players not named Paige), Wake Forest and South Carolina.

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    Thanks ZagDad,

    Other than the one game against Russia, Yvone was the most consistent player for Canada.

    I think she was one of trhe best playesr inthe tournament and if they had made the final four might haev been named as an Allstar.

    I'm sure the good showing will only add to her confidence for the upcoming season.

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    I agree with you Ozzy. Had she been on a Top-4 team, she would have likely made the All-Tournament team.

    Yvonne showed a very aggressive drive to the hoop and finish through contact using both hands in this tournament to go along with her determined rebounding. YE and to a lesser extent EH both earned more playing time with their play at the end of last year. Let's hope that Coach gives these players enough playing time to demonstrate their ability.

    Lady Zag Twitter (and Facebook) page has some highlights of Yvonne in the FIBA U19 tournament.

    You can see those highlights here: https://twitter.com/ZagWBB

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    The Canadian team made it about as far as they could given the number of players that did not join the team.

    Aaliyah Edwards (UConn, Canadian Senior team at the Olympics)
    Merrissa Russel (Louisville, Canadian Senior team alternate at the Olympics)
    Latasha Lattimore (top 50 recruit, De-commited from Syracuse)
    Maggie Besselink (Arizona State).
    Kiandra Brown (Indiana)

    Would have been an interesting game against the USA team...

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