Henderson starts first game for Team Canada in rout of Argentina at U18 Women’s AmeriCup

Taliyah Henderson started for Team Canada and was one of 11 team members to log at least 10 minutes in a rout of Argentina on Monday in the FIBA U18 Women’s AmeriCup at Coliseo Bicentenario in Bucaramanga, Colombia (YouTube video capture)

Taliyah Henderson’s first career start for Team Canada on Monday was a successful one for the country in which she has dual citizenship.

The Salpointe Class of 2025 6-foot-1 forward who can play multiple positions played 20 minutes and finished with two points, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot in Canada’s 84-55 rout of Argentina in the opening day of the FIBA U18 Women’s AmeriCup at Coliseo Bicentenario in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Henderson missed the two shots she attempted and made both of her free throw attempts.

Because of the lopsided score, many on the Canadian team played. A total of 11 players played at least 10 minutes.

Canada next plays host Colombia on Tuesday at 6:10 p.m (Tucson time) in Group A action.

The Canadians finish the group phase against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m.

Team USA won its opening game Monday against Brazil 97-51 in Group B.

All the action is streamed live on FIBA’s YouTube channel.

Henderson has dual citizenship because she was born in the Vancouver suburb of Langley, where her mother Danica is from.

She is ranked No. 21 nationally by ESPN among Class of 2025 prospects.

Arizona is one of many high-level Power 5 programs which has offered her a scholarship.

Jasmine Bascoe (who will be a freshman at Villanova) is a guard who led Team Canada with 19 points. eight rebounds and six assists against Argentina. Nyadieng Yiech, Class of 2025 forward prospect player from Calgary, had 18 points and 17 rebounds.

Former Arizona guard Shaina Pellington, from Pickering, Ontario, is a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team that will play in the Paris Olympics next month.

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