9 p.m., Sept.29)
Pilypaitis, Team Canada win silver medal at FIBA America's
Championship for Women
Former St. Peter Knight Courtnay Pilypaitis
helped led Team Canada to a win over Puerto
Rico in the FIBA America's Championship for
Women semi-finals on Friday. File photo
St. Peter Knight Courtnay Pilypaitis added a FIBA America
Championship silver medal to her collection on Sunday
after the national women's basketball team placed second
at the world qualifying tournament in Mexico after losing
to Cuba in the gold medal game.
was Canada's best result at the FIBA America's Championship
for Women since 1995 when they won gold in Hamilton and
qualified for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Canadian women had already qualified for next summer's
World Championships by way of their semi-final win over
Puerto Rico on Friday.
scored five points in 15 minutes of play against the Cubans
and hauled down a pair of defensive rebounds. Her best
game of the tournament came against Venezuela in the preliminary
round when she scored seven points on five shots.
has been a member ot the national women's team since 2010
having competed in the 2010 World Championships and 2012
Summer Olympics. She is currently employed as an assistant
coach at the University of Vermont where she set records
for all-time assists, three point shots and games played.
She led them to their first ever win in the NCAA tournament
and is the only player in Division 1 history to record
over 1,900 points, 800 rebounds and 600 assists.
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