Canada fails to secure quarter-final berth at 3-on-3 basketball Olympic qualifier

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Jordan Jensen-Whyte, shown in this photo from Canada's win over the Netherlands on Friday, and his teammates failed to advance to Sunday's quarter-finals at the men's 3x3 basketball Olympic qualifier following a pair of losses on Saturday. (International Basketball Federation - image credit)
Jordan Jensen-Whyte, shown in this photo from Canada's win over the Netherlands on Friday, and his teammates failed to advance to Sunday's quarter-finals at the men's 3x3 basketball Olympic qualifier following a pair of losses on Saturday. (International Basketball Federation - image credit)

Netherlands, not Canada, has advanced to the quarter-finals at the men's 3x3 basketball Olympic qualifying tournament in Graz, Austria, where the hosts posted a narrow 19-16 win over the Canadians in their final pool game.

Canada awoke Saturday with a 2-0 record but dropped a 21-16 decision to Latvia ahead of the Austrian matchup.

The 11th-ranked Canadian team of Alex Johnson, Jordan Jensen-Whyte, Steve Sir, and Kyle Landry began the tournament with an 18-14 win over Croatia on Thursday, followed by a 17-15 win over the Netherlands on Friday.

Netherlands defeated Croatia 22-16 Saturday afternoon and will meet the No. 2-ranked United States in the single-game quarter-finals, with Latvia (4-0) facing Lithuania after clinching top spot in Pool D.

The teams in the final, plus the third-place winner, book their spots to Tokyo in July.

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