Quick Thoughts on Canada vs Australia exhibition game #1

The Canadian National Women’s Team was back in action today as they faced a tough test in Australia in Delaware. They lost by a final score of 80-67 Listed below are some quick thoughts on the game (*note – No live stream was available and this is by observation through the box score)

The link to the game is right here.

  • Canada got off to a rough start early and trailed after the first quarter by a score of 29-13.
  • Canada started to get into the groove into the game in the second, third and fourth quarters and made this game very interesting.
  • Natalie Achonwa struggled a bit with foul trouble and with her foul shots, but that should get better as she integrates into the team and gets comfortable.
  • Nirra Fields sure does brings a lot of energy onto the team.
  • Penny Taylor is still an all world player. At the age of 35. Without her and Liz Cambage, Australia is sunk.
  • Canada missed a lot of free throws. Work to do for sure. Can’t miss them in the Olympics.
  • Canada had a prime opportunity to strike in this game and make a statement but alas, they’ve got major work to do if they are going to be in the group for a possible medal.
  • Attendance was listed at 4,910. Not bad, could do better though
  • Canada faces a new team (I believe France?) in Bridgeport, Conn on Friday.

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