Canada falls in OT to Sweden, to play for 7th


Michel Belanger

July 13, 2013, KAZAN, Russia (Team Canada) (ISN) – Canada fell to Sweden 75-72 in overtime in women’s basketball consolation action at the Summer Universiade, Saturday.

The Canadians (1-4) end the competition against Hungary (2-3) Monday at 10 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) in the match for seventh position. Regardless of the result, it will be a slight drop in the final standings from the sixth-place finish in 2011 in Shenzhen, China.

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Miah-Marie Langlois of Windsor, Ont., was stellar in the losing cause with a Team Canada tournament-high 26 points, including seven in the last two minutes and 37 seconds of regulation time and four more in the extra session. The University of Windsor guard also tied for the team high with five rebounds and added five assists.

Canada was leading 20-15 after the opening quarter and 37-25 at the halftime break but was outscored 22-6 in the third frame, leaving the red and white with a four-point deficit heading into the fourth.

“We did a lot better than last night. We executed better and had only a few lapses in the third quarter. At the end of the game, we had two opportunities and fell short,” Langlois said. “Our next game is against Hungary and we have to continue to focus on getting better, executing and playing with consistent high level effort from start to finish. I’m looking forward to our team coming together to make our last game our best game of the tournament.”

BOXSCORE: Canada vs Sweden