Vernon’s Cassanda Brown and Team Canada will need a win in their final preliminary round game and perhaps some help to advance to the semifinals in Women’s Basketball at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
Canada will take a 1-1 record into its final round-robin game against Puerto Rico Thursday night. The Puerto Ricans take on Brazil late Wednesday night in a battle of 1-0 teams.
The top two squads in the pool advance to the semifinals Friday.
Canada opened competition with a 79-71 loss to Brazil. Brown scored two points and had two defensive rebounds in nearly 17 minutes of floor time.
Team Canada bounced back to down Paraguay 90-64 with Brown scoring six points, adding two assists and picking up one offensive board in 14:31 of playing time. Paraguay is 0-2.
The USA, Virgin Islands, Colombia and Argentina are the teams in the other pool.
The gold-medal game is slated for Saturday night.