Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Canada hammered in first game at Acropolis tournament

The host Greeks defeated a travel-weary Canadian side 123-49 at the indoor Olympic Stadium in Athens today as the three-day Greece Acropolis Basketball Tournament kicked off today.  Canada fell behind 27-6 against the hosts and never recovered against one of the top teams in the world.  Jevohn Shepherd had 12 for Canada while Denham Brown added 10.  Canada played without sharpshooting guard Andy Rautins.

In the other game, Serbia defeated Slovenia 82-81. Canada faces Serbia in a game that begins at 2 PM ET. In the photo below, Canadians Joel Anthony, Jevohn Shepherd and Kelly Olynyk battle for a rebound with an unidentified Greek player.

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