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Canada's Achonwa leads women's basketball team past Japan in pre-worlds tuneup

Natalie Achonwa had a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds as Canada hung on to beat Japan 76-69 on Friday in an exhibition tune-up for the 2018 World Cup.

Miranda Ayim added 15 points for Canada while Kia Nurse chipped in 10. Evelyn Mawuli had a team-high 15 points for Japan. 

Head coach Lisa Thomaidis named her 12-player roster Wednesday ahead of the two-game exhibition series that includes a matchup against the United States on Saturday.

“It was just great to…
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