Canada win their second FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 Stop in Bucharest
BUCHAREST (Romania) - Canada won their second FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 Stop in Bucharest after defeating Italy (21-10) in the final on August 10.
Just two weeks after winning their first 3x3 Women's Series event in three years in Edmonton, Canada won their second consecutive title in the Romanian capital.
In the final against World Cup 2018 winners Italy, Canada took an early lead (7-1 after 1'30") and never looked back. Their 21-10 win ended up being the Fastest Game of the event (just 7'02" of playing time). Michelle Plouffe was astonishing in the title game: she had one of the only three triple-fives of the entire tournament with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 highlights.
Her sister Katherine added 5 points and was named MVP of the Bucharest Stop after leading the event in rebounds and key assists. Sharpshooter Paige Crozon added 7 points. For the Italians, 3x3 World Cup 2018 MVP Raelin D'Alie led the team with 5. Their second place tied Italy's best-ever performance on the Women's Series (since the Turin Stop in 2019).
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The 9th stop of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 will take place in Quebec on August 19-20
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.