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Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup


AP Basketball Writer

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 in the women’s basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada into the driver’s seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. In other games Friday, the U.S. routed Puerto Rico 106-42, China beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 98-51, Serbia defeated Japan 69-64 and Belgium topped South Korea 84-61. Also, Australia routed Mali 118-58. France trailed by 20 to start the fourth quarter. It used a 10-1 run to get back within 11 but could get no closer. Gabby Williams finished with 13 points to lead France.

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