Summer Sports·Recap

Canada wins final tuneup ahead of FIBA Women's World Cup

Nirra Fields had a game-high 12 points as Canada's women's basketball team capped a three-game exhibition series in France with a 75-56 win over Senegal on Monday in Antibes, France.

Nirra Fields scores game-high 12 points in 75-56 win over Senegal

Nirra Fields, left, pictured during the 2016 Olympics, led Canada's women's basketball team to an exhibition win over Senegal as they prepare for the FIBA Women's World Cup. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Nirra Fields had a game-high 12 points as Canada's women's basketball team capped a three-game exhibition series in France with a 75-56 win over Senegal on Monday in Antibes, France.

Miranda Ayim added 10 points and eight rebounds for Canada, which finished 1-2 in its exhibition tuneup series in advance of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe also had 10 points for Canada, while Miah-Marie Langlois had eight points and a game-high seven assists.

"Overall I think it was a good tournament to prepare us to go into the World Cup," Ayim said. "We faced very good opponents, each with a different challenge for us. We saw a lot of things we need to work on and a lot of things that are very positive."

Dieme Bintou and Mame Marie Sy Diop had 10 points apiece for Senegal.

Canada's win followed close losses to host France and world No. 1 United States.

Canada, ranked fifth in the world, plays its first World Cup game Saturday against Greece.

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