The Canadian women’s 3×3 basketball group will play for a Globe Cup medal on Sunday in Belgium.
The 13th-ranked squad of Kacie Bosch, Paige Crozon, Katherine Plouffe and Michelle Plouffe advanced to the semifinals right after a pair of victories on Saturday.
Canada defeated leading-ranked Germany 22-13 in the Spherical of 16 before a 14-10 quarter-final upset of the two-time champions from the United States.
“I’m just so very pleased of my teammates,” Michelle Plouffe reported adhering to the acquire in excess of the Americans, who have been beforehand unbeaten at this year’s tournament.
With the match tied 6-6, Canada went on a 6-1 operate to take a insurmountable 12-7 with two minutes remaining.
The U.S. shut to within 12-10 coming out of a timeout but the Canadians place the match absent in the ultimate 30 seconds, converting at the line after American star Hailey Van Lith was assessed a foul.
Michelle Plouffe of Edmonton also landed a jump shot with 14 seconds remaining soon after Bosch of Lethbridge, Alta., took an elbow to the forehead and walked off the court with blood dripping down her deal with.
The sport manufactured its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, but neither of Canada’s men’s or women’s groups capable.
“The opposition has been getting superior and far better each yr that we have played,” Plouffe claimed. “The talent that will come on the courtroom is acquiring better. And which is what we want for the game.”
The semifinals and medal games are on Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET. Live coverage through the party will be available on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sporting activities app and CBC Gem.