09/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2019 20:42
EDMONTON (Canada) - France dominated the first-ever edition of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series, which started in Chengdu, China on May 31 - June 1 and ended with the final in Edmonton, Canada on September 21-22, 2019.
The competition was launched to offer women a chance to play 3x3 at the highest level on a regular basis and represents a unique opportunity to bring new countries on the focus as well as for the best players to prepare and offer an amazing show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Les Bleues finished the season with 770 points after winning 6 of the 9 stops in which they competed. The team - which also won gold at the Europe Cup and bronze at the World Cup this year - won in Turin, Ekaterinburg, La Rochelle, Voiron, Debrecen and Udine. They finished 3rd in Poitiers and had 5th-place finishes in Bucharest and Chengdu. They went 36-7 on the season (83% winning percentage).
Migna Touré was the top scorer for France with 198 points in 38 games. Rae Lin D'Alie (Italy) topped the scoring charts of the Women's series 2019 with 225 points, averaging 6.8 per game.
Canada finished second in the standings with 610 points thanks to their victory in the Edmonton Final. The Canadians, who started their 3x3 career at the beginning of the year with a 4th position in Turin, went on an amazing streak towards the end of the season as they won 4 consecutive titles in Prague, Bucharest, Montreal and Edmonton. Basketball Olympian Katherine Plouffe led her team in scoring and shared the floor with her twin sister Michelle.
FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 winners Italy completed the podium with 530 points after finishing 3rd in the Edmonton Final.
The first edition of the Women's Series featured 14 different Stops and culminated with the final in Edmonton (Canada) on September 21-22.
TOP 10 IN THE STANDINGS
10. Czech Republic
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world's number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.