Canadian women beat Brazil to strike gold at FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup

Katherine and Michelle Plouffe, along with Kacie Bosch and Paige Crozon, led Canada to a 15-11 victory over Brazil in the final to strike gold in the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup in Miami on Sunday. (basketball.ca - image credit)
Katherine and Michelle Plouffe, along with Kacie Bosch and Paige Crozon, led Canada to a 15-11 victory over Brazil in the final to strike gold in the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup in Miami on Sunday. (basketball.ca - image credit)

It was a golden Sunday for the Canadian women's 3x3 basketball team.

Katherine and Michelle Plouffe, along with Kacie Bosch and Paige Crozon, led Canada to a 15-11 victory over Brazil in the final to strike gold in the FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup in Miami.

Michelle Plouffe scored or assisted in 11 of Canada's 15 points in the final. The 30-year-old was named the Most Outstanding Player in the women's tournament.

The Canadian squad demolished the Dominican Republic 21-4 in the quarter-finals earlier on Sunday before defeating the reigning champion U.S. 17-15 in the semifinals.

Canada (4-1) lost 21-7 to Brazil in Group A play on Saturday after defeating Guatemala by the same score earlier.

In the men's tournament, Canada fell to Brazil 16-13 in the quarter-finals.

The Americans won the event by topping Puerto Rico 21-18.