Canada loses to Croatia at U17 World Championship

The Canadian Press

6/30/2012 11:32:02 AM

KAUNAS, Lithuania -- Canada dropped a 66-53 decision to Croatia on Saturday at the FIBA U17 World Championship.

Croatia took advantage of six Canadian turnovers in the opening quarter to jump out to a 20-9 lead.

The Canadians cut the deficit to six points at the half and tied the game early in the fourth quarter before Croatia pulled away.

Patrick Steeves of Montreal and Marial Shayok of Ottawa had 10 points apiece.

Canada (1-1) will continue preliminary-round play Sunday against Argentina.