Brampton’s Okojie scores game-high 17 but Canada falls to Spain at FIBA U17 World Cup


Published July 7, 2022 at 9:20 am

Canada is out of the FIBA U17 World Cup after an 87-63 defeat at the hands of host Spain.

The Canadians, who never got into a rhythm after an opening game trouncing of New Zealand, still have pride to play for in upcoming classification games – starting Friday with a match against Lebanon – but their stay in the main draw is over.

Brampton’s Osezojie Baraka Okojie was named Canada’s Top Performer with a game-high 17 points in the loss. Mikkel Tyne added 16.

Conrad Viladecan, Aday Gomez and Hugo Pena each scored 14 for Spain with Isa Perez adding 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Spain plays Australia in a quarter-final game tomorrow. Other round-of-eight matches have the USA playing Serbia, France meeting Slovenia and Lithuania against Poland.

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