No doubt Canada gave it their best effort, but the men's basketball bowed out at the Summer Universiade on Tuesday with an 89-81 loss to Israel in the quarter-finals.
Calgary big man Ross Bekkering had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Cape Breton's Philip Nkrumah added 10 and 8. Ottawa Gee-Gees guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe hooped 11 points. Windsor's graduating big, Greg Surmacz, also had some good games during the tourney.
Canada Basketball and the CIS media relations people have done a good job covering this thoroughly, so it didn't seem right to just parrot their releases. The women's team went winless, which might have taken a few people aback.
Canada plays Latvia in a consolation game at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday. (What is that, 8 a.m. Eastern?)