Canada win FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Montreal Stop 2022
MONTREAL (Canada) - Canada finished the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series regular season in style by winning their third stop of the season in Montreal on September 2-3, 2022.
Canada had a perfect 5-0 record in Montreal. After winning their first 4 games by a 10-point margin on average, they were pushed to their limits in the final by a surprising France U24 team. Katherine Plouffe took over and scored a game-high 12 points in the final to help Canada win a 19-18 thriller. Her teammate Paige Crozon was named MVP of the competition.
After winning in Edmonton and Bucharest, Canada became the only team to win 3 stops this season. Though they only rank third in the season standings, they own the best winning percentage in the competition. They only lost 3 times in 23 games (87% winning percentage), making them one of the favorites for the Constanta Final on September 17-18, where there will be a total of 279,000 US dollars in prize money.
France, Germany, Canada, Spain, USA, Lithuania and the Romanian hosts had already clinched their qualification to the Final. Commercial team Düsseldorf Zoos (GER) stamped the last ticket to Romania in Montreal. They beat USA in the quarter-finals and finished 4th in the standings, just enough to contain France U24's late surge in the regular season standings.
MONTREAL STOP FINAL STANDINGS
2. France U24
4. Düsseldorf Zoos (GER)
9. EXEWING (JPN)
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.