XALAPA, Mexico (CMC):
Jamaica's women basketballers lost to Canada 75-37 in their second game of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championships in Mexico on Sunday night.
The Canadians played an impressive first quarter, dominating on both ends of the court, to lead 21-17.
However, the Jamaicans rebounded with a robust second quarter to muscle their way back into contention benefitting from close-range shots and poor shooting and outscoring the Canadians.
However, Canada, though scoring 12 points to Jamaica's 18 in that period, held on to the lead 33-25 at the interval.
The North Americans continued to control the pace of the game to lead 54-29 at the third quarter and to finish with a convincing 38-point win.
Jamaica's best scorer was player/coach Simone Edwards with 12 points, while Kimberly Gaucher scored 15 points for the winners.
The Jamaicans, who lost their opening game 75-51 against Cuba, will play Chile today.