Nayo helps Canada ice Cuba

Kal Laker grad Nayo Raincoick-Ekunwe drained seven points as Canada iced Cuba 92-43.

Morning Star Staff

Kal Laker grad Nayo Raincoick-Ekunwe drained seven pointas as Canada iced Cuba 92-43 in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championships Thursday night before 2,600 fans at the Saville Community Sports Centre.

Canada overcame an unsettling injury to point guard Shona Thorburn in the game’s early stages to remain unbeaten and finish atop the Group A standings at 4-0.

Guard Kia Nurse led all scorers with 14 points while forwards Natalie Achonwa and Miranda Ayim chipped in 12 points apiece for Canada, which battled Brazil in a Saturday semifinal.

Cuba, which finished second in the group with a 3-1 record, met Argentina in the other semi.