Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Canada bounces back to beat Serbia

Recovering from an embarrasing loss yesterday, Canada showed resiliance to defeat Serbia 62-58 as 6'5" Denham Brown had maybe his best offensive performance in a Canadian uniform with 22 points.  Jevohn Shepherd added 12 while Carleton grad Aaron Doornekamp led all rebounders with 10.  Fellow CIS grad Ryan Bell also saw action, scoring 3 points while playing 15 minutes as the back up to point guard Jermaine Anderson.  The Canadians led by 8 going into the final quarter and overcame 20 turnovers.  Once again, 6'5" Andy Rautins was out of the Canadian lineup.

Serbia, who had defeated Slovenia 82-81 on the first day of the tournament, played without 6'11" NBA veteran Nenad Krstic.

Globe and Mail piece with quotes from Coach Leo Rautins and wing Denham Brown

Box Score

USA Today game report

Canada faces Slovenia tomorrow with a chance at second place in the tournament.

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