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Canada's women's basketball team drops decision to Spain

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The Canadian Press
6/8/2013 5:26:17 PM
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PARIS -- Justine Colley scored 12 points, while Courtnay Pilypaitis added 10 for Canada's women's basketball team in a 61-55 loss to Spain on Saturday.

Canada dropped to 0-2 in the four-team tournament, losing to France in its opener.

Canadians coach Lisa Thomaidis said the game was a missed opportunity.

"We are disappointed because tonight was winnable for us. We had too many turnovers. We are looking forward to our game against Turkey," said Thomaidis.

Turnovers proved costly for the Canadians, who coughed up the ball 13 times in the first half.

Still, the Canadians had a one-point lead 20 minutes into the game thanks to a strong co-ordinated attack and impressive play on the defensive end.

Spain put the game out of reach with a 14-0 run late in the third quarter and into the fourth.

The Canadians outrebounded Spain 30-17, with Miranda Ayim, Janelle Bekkering and Kendel Ross each hauling down five.

Canada faces Turkey on Sunday in its final game of the tournament.

Basketball (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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