After its American neighbor the day before, Canada validated its ticket for the quarter-finals of the Women's Basketball World Cup on the third day thanks to its great success against Japan (70-56), Olympic vice-champion, Sunday in Sydney.
The Canadians, impressive since the start of the competition (3 wins by an average gap of more than 11 pts), had made the hole at the break (41-25) thanks in particular to their superiority in the interior sector, where Bridget Carleton ( 19 pts, 11 rebounds) and Kayla Alexander (6 pts, 11 rebounds) feasted.
The Japanese have only one success in pool B before finding France on Monday (2 victories after their success against Mali 74-59) in a reissue of the semi-final of the Olympic Games-2021 (victory 87-71 of the Japan).
Australia worried about Bec Allen
Canada is almost certain to finish in one of the first two places offering seeded status in the quarter-finals, before finding Australia on Monday.
The host country chained a second success, against Serbia (69-54), to get back into the race for qualification with also two victories.
But he is worried about Bec Allen, his best player since the start of the tournament, affected in the ribs and who could miss the end of the group stage according to coach Sandy Brondello.
The Serbs (a success) must for their part bounce back on Monday against Mali.