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Canada boys and girls off to perfect start at Jr. NBA World Championship

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Kissimmee, Fla. - A busy Day 1 at the inaugural Jr. NBA World Championships saw Canada's Welland Warriors and Brampton Breakdown each go 2-0 in their pool play games.

Led by 23 points from Emma Koabel, Welland began the day with a big win over Mexico. In the Warriors second win over China, Koabel's 15 points led a balanced attack where four other girls (Alexis Wright, Lara Cook, Gabriella Dipietro and Aleksija Vukovic) scored eight or more points.

Welland, who currently sits atop the pool play standings, will face Team Africa & Middle East at 11:45 a.m. ET on Day 2.

Brampton's results from Day 1 nearly mirrored those of the Warriors. The boys began the day with a big win over Mexico that saw six players (Tarik Sodhi, Rashane Smith, Austin Turner, Jeziyah Excell Johnson, Jaemar Shaw and Carlos Canones) score at least seven points. The Breakdown followed up the first win with a 17-point victory over China, led by 26 points from Bronson Chambers.

Brampton will look to continue its stellar play when it takes on Team Africa & Middle East at 7:00 p.m. ET on Day 2.

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