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Head coach Dave Picton praises Team Canada's intensity in comeback win

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Team Canada pulled off an impressive comeback against Team Africa & Middle East on Wednesday, rallying from a 12 point deficit in the closing minutes of the third quarter to win by a final score of 72-63.

When asked about what changed in the second half, Canada's head coach Dave Picton praised his team's intensity.

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"We just had to dig deep," Picton said. "We had to dig deep and really get our intensity level up, which we did in that final quarter. I would say in the middle of the third we started getting our intensity going, and that really helped pull us back in the game and got us the lead and got us the finish."

Emma Koabel led the way for Canada, scoring 16 points and pulling down four rebounds in 24 minutes of action. The team also got a scoring punch from Alexis Wright, who finished with 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting from 2-point range.

Team Canada is now 3-0 in the Girls Bracket of the Jr. NBA World Championship.

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