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    September 12, 2014

    Canada Basketball Announces 12 Women Roster for FIBA World Championships

    Canada Basketball has announced the 12 players who will be representing Canada at 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women that is being held September 27th to October 5th in Turkey.
    2014 Senior Women’s National Team Roster
    Ayim, MirandaForward6'2"London, ON
    Boogaard, KrystenCentre6'5"Regina, SK
    Fields, NirraGuard5'7"Montreal, QC
    Gaucher, KimGuard5'11"Mission, BC
    Langlois, Miah-MarieGuard5'7"Windsor, ON
    Murphy, LizanneForward6'0"Beaconsfield, QC
    Nurse, KiaGuard5'10"Hamilton, ON
    Pilypaitis, CourtnayGuard6'0"Orleans, ON
    Plouffe, KatherineForward6'3"Edmonton, AB
    Plouffe, MichelleForward6'3"Edmonton, AB
    Tatham, TamaraForward6'0"Brampton, ON
    Thorburn, ShonaGuard5'9"Hamilton, ON
    “After a fantastic summer of preparation, we are excited to have selected our team that will represent Canada at Worlds”, said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach. “These women have shown tremendous dedication and commitment to our program, and we are excited to go and showcase what we’ve been working towards. We have a great mix of youth and experience on this team.  We have several players who have experience playing at a World Championship and Olympic Games, and others who will be experiencing this level of competition for the first time in their careers.  We are looking forward to a fantastic tournament.”

    The announcement comes as Canada prepares to compete against Team USA in an exhibition game on September 15th (Live on ESPN2, 7PM ET), before closing out their pre-World Championship schedule in Logrono, Spain, where the Women will face off against both Cuba and Spain.

    Upcoming Team Canada Exhibition Games:
    September 2014Event:Location
    14thScrimmage vs. Team USAConnecticut, USA
    15thExhibition Game vs. Team USA
    (Televised on ESPN2, 7pm ET)
    Connecticut, USA
    19thExhibition Game vs. CubaLogrono, Spain
    20thExhibition Game vs. SpainLogrono, Spain

         2014 FIBA World Championship for Women (All games broadcast live on NBATV)
    September 2014Event:Location
    27thGame 1 (Preliminary Round - Group B)
         Vs. Mozambique, 7AM (ET)
    Ankara, Turkey
    28thGame 2 (Preliminary Round - Group B)
         Vs. Turkey, 12PM (ET)
    Ankara, Turkey
    30thGame 3 (Preliminary Round – Group B)
         Vs. France, 2:15PM(ET)
    Ankara, Turkey
    October  2014Event:Location
    1-5thAdvancing Rounds - TBDIstanbul, Turkey
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