Wiltjer leads Canada to stunning victory over Jordan

2019-09-07T11:38:58+00:00 2019-09-07T20:52:16+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

07/Sep/19 11:38


Canada dominated Jordan for a great push towards the pre-Olympic tournament.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Canada’s quality from the three-point line got the job done against Jordan right from the first half and with a 126-71 victory, Nick Nurse’s squad is one step closer to the Pre-Olympic tournament.

Kyle Wiltjer came in with an incredible performance, consisting of 29 points with 7 out of 9 from the three-point line! He also posted two rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes on the floor.

In fact, Canada nailed 24 triples in total which is the new record for three-pointers made in a single game:

Jordan ceased to challenge Canada in defense, letting plenty of open shots, with the latter team punishing from the three-point line. The pace of the first half was intense and Canada led in double-digits at halftime, with 63-35. The deficit kept rising to as high as 60 points in the second half and there was no vital sign from Jordan.

“We just got outclassed, outplayed and we have to find the will to come back and have the chance to win one game in this World Cup”, commented Jordan’s head coach Josep Stiebing

Canada (2-2) will look to top Group P next Monday, in their contest with Germany (1-2). At the same time, Jordan (0-3) will seek its first victory before they head out of the tournament in their game against Senegal (0-3).

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