Albertans help Canada capture silver at U18 Women's AmeriCup

Jun. 24, 2024

With help from a trio of Albertans, Canada captured silver at the FIBA U18 Women's AmeriCup 2024 in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Calgary natives Olivia Leung, Ify Nwaobi and Nyadieng Yeich were part of the Canadian team that finished second at the tournament, which ran from June 17 to June 23.

Canada placed atop the Group A standings with a record of 3-0, and advanced to the gold medal game after defeating Mexico in the quarter-finals and Brazil in the semi-finals. The United States beat Canada in a closely contested final at Coliseo Bicentenario on Sunday (June 23) night.

Over 6 games, Leung averaged 8.0 points and 3.5 rebounds, Nwaobi averaged 6.0 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Yeich averaged 12.5 rebounds and 6.0 rebounds.

By virtue of finishing in the top four at the U18 Women’s AmeriCup 2024, Canada qualifies for next summer’s FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2025.

Congratulations to Olivia, Ify and Nyadieng on a tremendous tournament.