Colley and Team Canada Capture FIBA Americas Women’s Basketball Championship
Canada goes undefeated in winning its second-straight title.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women’s basketball player Shay Colley and the Canadian Women’s National Team won the FIBA Americas Women’s Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a 67-65 win over host Argentina on Sunday night.
This was Canada’s second-straight FIBA Women’s AmeriCup (formerly FIBA Americas Championship for Women) title after defeating Cuba 82-66 in Edmonton back in 2015. Canada also won gold at the 1995 American Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women.
Canada is just the second country to repeat as FIBA Women’s AmeriCup champions, joining Brazil who accomplished the feat twice (2001-2003, 2009-2011). Canada has now found the podium in each of the last five FIBA Americas competitions dating back to the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship for Women.
Colley, a native of Brampton, Ontario, played in all six games for Canada. In the championship game, the redshirt sophomore played 23 minutes as Canada overcame a first-half deficit. Colley scored four points and added four rebounds.
Team Canada won Group B with a 4-0 record. Overall, the Canadians swept through the competition with a perfect 6-0 mark.