Carleton Wins Silver With Canada

Bridget Carleton FIBA - Basketball Canada

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton of Canada drives against a Brazil defender in the FIBA semi-finals – Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/FIBA

For the second straight summer, Chatham’s Bridget Carleton has won a silver medal as a member of Team Canada at the FIBA Americas, this time as a member of Canada’s National Junior Women’s basketball team at the U18 FIBA Americas.

In the gold medal game against the USA, Carleton had 7-points, 3-steals, and 3-rebounds for Canada in a 107-74 loss, which was good for a silver medal.

“The girls battled unbelievably hard and we couldn’t be prouder of their performance,” said Canadian head coach Rich Chambers in a Basketball Canada news release. “Hopefully, the team enjoyed their experience and I am very proud of how we represented Canada at FIBA Americas.”

To get to the gold medal game, Canada beat Brazil 67-60, a game in which Carleton scored 9-points and added 5-rebounds.

Carleton, who is committed to play NCAA basketball for Iowa State, will again represent the Junior Women’s National Team at the 2015 U19 FIBA World Championship for Women, which will take place in Russia.

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