Canada win FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Edmonton Stop 2022
31 Jul 2022
EDMONTON (Canada) - Canada won their first Women's Series Stop of the year at the Edmonton Stop on July 29-30.
Just one month after claiming silver at the Crelan FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022, Canada won their first Women's Series Stop of the year in front of their home fans at the Edmonton Stop after defeating USA (21-17) in the final.
Michelle Plouffe led the Canadians in the title game with 13 points, including the game-winner. Linnae Harper was USA's top scorer in the losing effort with 10 points.
Michelle Plouffe, who was named MVP of the event, led all scorers with 43 points overall, 10 more than Harper.
This is the first FIBA 3x3 Women's Series win for Canada since 2019, when they also won in Edmonton.
FINAL STANDINGS 1. Canada 2. USA 3. France 4. Force 10 (USA) 5. Germany 6. EXEWING (JPN) 7. Netherlands 8. Romania
The seventh stop of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 will take place in Sukhbaatar on August 5-6
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.