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Canadian women two-for-two, winning 3x3 basketball series stop in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania — Canada's women's 3x3 basketball team went undefeated through five games to claim the FIBA Women's Series Bucharest event on Friday.

The Canadians defeated Italy 21-10 in the final, on the heels of wins against Duesseldorf and France on Day 2. They'd beaten Italy and Israel on Day 1. 

Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe led the way with 44 points and 27 rebounds over five games, while her twin sister Katherine finished with 33 points and a tournament-high 37 rebounds.

Paige Crozon of Humboldt, Sask., and Kacie Bosch of Lethbridge, Alta., rounded out the Canadian team, which was victorious for the second straight tournament. The Canadians won the series stop in Edmonton just over a week ago. 

Katherine Plouffe had 10 points and 14 rebounds in Canada's final victory over Italy. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 10, 2022.

The Canadian Press