Canadian women's 3x3 team advances to quarterfinals at last-chance Olympic qualifier

The Canadian women's 3x3 team notched a third straight win at a last-chance Olympic 3x3 basketball qualification tournament in Debrecen, Hungary on Saturday.

Men's team eliminated after loss to France; women to face Italy after beating Czechs

Four Canadian 3x3 basketball women's athletes wearing red and white jerseys huddle on the court during a spot in play at a last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament on May 16, 2024 in Debrecen, Hungary.
From left to right, Katherine Plouffe, Paige Crozon, Kacie Bosch and Michelle Plouffe are competing at a last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament in Debrecen, Hungary. (X/@CanBball)

The Canadian women's 3x3 team beat the Czech Republic for their third straight win at a last-chance Olympic 3x3 basketball qualification tournament in Debrecen, Hungary on Saturday.

The team of Paige Crozon, Kacie Bosch, and twin sisters Michelle and Katherine Plouffe scored a 17-10 win over the Czechs to finish atop Pool B with a perfect 3-0 record.

Canada took control of the game against the Czech Republic from the opening whistle, beginning the game with a 9-1 run.

The Canadians, who opened the tourney with victories over Chile (21-11) and Lithuania (19-16), now move on to play Italy on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. ET. Italy finished second in Pool D with a 2-1 record.

WATCH | Canada vs. Czech Republic, full match replay:

FIBA Women's 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Debrecen: Canada vs. Czech Republic

26 days ago
Duration 24:08
Watch Canada play the Czech Republic at the FIBA Women's 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Debrecen, Hungary.

The top three finishers at the event will lock down spots at the Summer Games. Host France, Australia, Azerbaijan, China and United States previously qualified on the women's side.

On the men's side, Canada's Olympic hopes were extinguished. 

Jérôme Desrosiers, Bikramjit Gill, Alex Johnson and Kamar Mcknight were eliminated from playoff contention after losing their final pool game, a 21-11 decision to France.

WATCH | Canada vs. France, full match replay:

FIBA Men's 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Debrecen: Canada vs. France

26 days ago
Duration 24:10
Watch Canada play France at the FIBA Men's 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Debrecen, Hungary.

The loss dropped their record to 1-2, with their lone win coming against Spain on Thursday.

All games from the last-chance qualifying tournament stream live on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app, and CBC Gem.

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