Sapphires defeat Canada, earn 5th place | FI…

The Australian U17 women's squad, nicknamed the Sapphires, defeated Canada in a 69-39 blowout to earn 5th place at the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women. Head Coach Chris Lucas again changed the starting lineup heading into the game, this time inserting Taylor Ortlepp in place of Jasmine Forcadilla, who was in a relative shooting slump this tournament, just 22% FG and 25% from 3-point range.

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