Basketball: Canada suffers 'significant blow'

Yes, that was a frustrating loss for the Road Warriors: Three three-pointers in the final minutes helped Uruguay rally for a 71-69 win at the FIBA world championship qualifier in Puerto Rico.

Mark Wacyk's write-up called it a "significant blow." It was an uphill game all the way (one lingering moment is Canada giving up a putback bucket and an "and one" after an off-the-mark three-pointer barely hit the rim and dropped straight down). Jesse Young (20 points on 7-of-11, eight rebounds) had a heart-and-soul effort. Carl English added 12, along with a couple Carl-being-Carl moments which tend to leave the Canadian hoops Twitterati slapping their foreheads.

For those wondering, Mark has passed along word that Ryan Bell, the Carleton alum, has a quad injury and that is why he has not played.

Ryerson coach Roy Rana, a Canada assistant, also has a tournament blog up and running. Canada plays Puerto Rico on Sunday (9 p.m. ET, The Score).

Uruguay 71, Canada 69 (
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