No. 2 Spain too much for Canada in women's basketball exhibition

BRUSSELS — Canada's women's basketball team capped a three-game exhibition tour in Belgium with an 87-59 loss to Spain on Sunday.

Miah-Marie Langlois led Canada with 16 points, three rebounds and two assists.

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Sami Hill and Ruth Hamblin contributed 10 and eight points respectively, while Kayla Alexander recorded eight rebounds in the loss.

Spain was led by Marta Xargay's 18 points.

A slow start saw Spain up with an 8-0 lead to start the game. Despite a good effort to bring the lead down to just four points, Canada was unable to pull away with a lead of their own and ended the first quarter down 18-9.

Canada outscored Spain 23-21 in the second quarter and trailed 39-32 going in to the halftime.

A tough third quarter left Canada down 64-42 against second-ranked Spain, who cruised to victory form there.

Canada is using the games to prepare for a busy summer that will see the team participate in the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2019 and Lima 2019 Pan American Games, as well as Olympic qualifying tournaments this fall.

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