Carleton Leads Canada To Comeback Win

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton isn’t just on the Canadian roster at the FIBA Under 16 Americas in Mexico, she’s leading her team.

The 6’1″ John McGregor student scored 13-points, including 8 in the fourth quarter to help Canada claw back from a 5-point deficit, to defeat Peurto Rico 66-61.

“It was a rough game at first, but we came out with the win. There was a lot to learn from and hopefully we’ll come out better tomorrow,” Carleton said in a news release about the win. Canada, who is now 2-0 in pool play, finish the preliminary round Friday against Mexico.

“Today was a challenging game. Puerto Rico came out in a must-win scenario and they outworked us for much of the match. We had some players step up and make plays at key times. We kept our composure down the stretch and we were able to pull out the win,” head coach Carly Clarke said in the release about her team’s performance.

Carleton, who played 27-minutes in the win, second most on the team, also added 5 rebounds, and shot with 60% accuracy from behind the three point line.

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