July 15, 2013, KAZAN, Russia (Team Canada) (ISN) – The Canadian women’s basketball squad (1-5) dropped its Summer Universiade finale 60-55 against Hungary on Monday morning to finish the 16-team tournament in eighth position.
It marks the ninth top-eight finish for the Canadian women in 19 all-time appearances at the biennial competition. They had placed sixth in 2011 in Shenzhen, China.
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The red and white led 17-10 after the first quarter and 33-29 at halftime but was outscored 15-8 to go into the fourth down 44-41.
Canada was able to get the lead back at 55-54 with 1:37 left on a pair of free throws by guard Miah-Marie Langlois of Windsor, Ont., but saw its rivals end the contest on a 6-0 run.
Dalyce Emmerson of Prince Albert, Sask. (University of Saskatchewan) had a team-high 16 points and to go with eight rebounds, while Korissa Williams of Markham, Ont. (University of Windsor) was just one rebound shy of a double-double recording 10 points and nine boards. Langlois (University of Windsor) added another 13 points in the losing cause.
The United States will battle host Russia Monday night in the gold-medal final, looking for their third straight Universiade title. Taiwan and Australia will play for bronze.
BOXSCORE: Canada vs Hungary
CANADA’S ALL-TIME UNIVERSIADE RESULTS IN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
2013 Kazan, Russia: 8th / teams (champions: TBD)
2011 Shenzhen, China: 6th / 15 (champions: USA)
2009 Belgrade, Serbia: 15th / 16 (champions: USA)
2007 Bangkok, Thailand: 7th / 16 (champions: Australia)
2005 Izmir, Turkey: 11th / 20 (champions: USA)
2003 Daegu, South Korea: 13th / 17 (champions: China)
2001 Beijing, China: 6th / 19 (champions: USA)
1999 Palma, Spain: 7th / 16 (champions: Spain)
1997 Sicily, Italy: 9th / 16 (champions: USA)
1995 Fukuoka, Japan: 7th / 16 (champions: Italy)
1993 Buffalo, USA: 14th / 15 (champions: China)
1991 Sheffield, England: 3rd / 16 (champions: USA)
1989 Duisburg, Germany: No tournament –
1987 Zagreb, Yugoslavia: 6th / 18 (champions: Yugoslavia)
1985 Kobe, Japan: 4th / 10 (champions: USSR)
1983 Edmonton, Canada: 6th / 11 (champions: USA)
1981 Bucharest, Romania: 6th / 17 (champions: USSR)
1979 Mexico City, Mexico: 3rd / 13 (champions: USA)
1977 Sofia, Bulgaria: 6th / 17 (champions: USSR)
1975 Rome, Italy: No tournament –
1973 Moscow, USSR: 10th / 16 (champions: USSR)
1970 Turin, Italy: Canada DNP (champions: USSR)
1967 Tokyo, Japan: Canada DNP (champions: South Korea)
1965 Budapest, Hungary: Canada DNP (champions: USSR)
1963 Porto Alegre, Brazil: No tournament –
1961 Sofia, Bulgaria: Canada DNP (champions: Bulgaria)
1959 Turin, Italy: No tournament –
DNP: Did not participate