In Sopron, the Canadian basketball team inched closer to an Olympic spot, defeating Hungary 67-55 in the ongoing women’s basketball Olympic qualifying tournament, with significant support from Kayla Alexander, who racked up 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Bridget Carleton bolstered the Canadian cause, putting in 18 points. Not far behind were Natalie Achonwa and Shay Colley, who contributed 10 points each to the team’s scoreboard. Ranked fifth globally, the Canadian ladies continue to perform powerfully.
On the side of Hungary, who hold the 19th spot worldwide in the sport, Dorka Juhasz stood out by garnering 13 points.
The fight for places in the Paris Olympics 2024 is heating up with this competition being one of four Olympic qualifying tournaments, and 10 out of 12 slots still up for grabs. The teams from the United States and France have already secured their positions.
Four teams are taking part in this particular tournament – Canada, Hungary, Spain and Japan. At this tournament’s close, the three top-ranking teams will be awarded their ticket to the Olympic games.
The Canadian women’s team is set to challenge the Spanish team on the court, coming Friday.