Canada nets U18 bronze by dunking Argentina 81-57

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TIJUANA, Mexico — It wasn't the desired colour, but Canada's U18 men's basketball team earned a bronze medal Sunday by dunking Argentina 81-57 at the FIBA Americas Championship tournament.

Canada wanted to play the powerhouse United States squad for gold, but Brazil defeated the Canucks 78-77 in Saturday's semifinals to prevent that matchup in Mexico.

Michael Nwoko and Vasean Allette paced Canada on Sunday with 20 points apiece, while Elijah Fisher and Dylan Grant each chipped in with a dozen points.

Santiago Trouet led Argentina with 12 points, while his teammate Diego Collomb scored 10. The U.S. beat Argentina 98-60 in Saturday's semifinals.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 12, 2022

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