3D Can-Am vs. China National Team: Results
The inaugural 3D Global Sports Can-Am Women's team will go down in history, as the first of it's kind, for the 3D program. 3D built a special team of players and staff to successfully launch the women's Can-Am program against the Chinese National Women's team, ranked 6th in the world.
3D assembled an international coaching staff (formed by our IDCP: International Development Coaching Program), from backgrounds and experience with the WNBA, Euroleague and their respective National Basketball Federations. Head Coach Albena Branzova (Bulgaria), Assistant Coaches: Gergana Branzova (Bulgaria), Dalius Ubartas (Lithaunia) and Lotfi Aichouba (Algeria) to lead the 3D Can-Am Women's team.
GAME 1: Qingdao, China
The Chinese National Women's team outscored the 3D Can-Am All-Stars by 21 points in the second half to win 96-74, in their first of a three game series. Li Yuan led five China players in double-figures with 15 points. Maggie Lucas (178-G-91, college: Penn St.) scored a game-high and arena record of 36 points for the 3D Can-Am All-Stars. The game was played at the Qingdao Citizens Fitness Center in-front of 5,411 fans.
Game 2: Nantong, China
3D Can-Am All-Stars showed improvement in their second game, but came-short, losing to the Chinese Women's National Team 92-85 in overtime. The game was played in-front of 4,888 fans at the Nantong Olympic Arena.
Wang Si-Yu led China with 18 points while Li Meng added 17 points. Li Yue-Ru dominated inside with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Maggie Lucas again had a game-high for the 3D Can-Am team, scoring 25 points. Point Guard, Ashley Morrissette (175-G-95, college: Purdue) came-off the bench and scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added five assists. Zykera Rice had another strong game with ten points and nine rebounds despite being limited to 16 minutes, due to foul trouble.
GAME 3: Changzhou, China
The Chinese National Women's Team missed only six shots through three quarters and ran away from 3D Can-Cam All-Stars, with a 102-77 victory. The game was played at the Changzhou Olympic Center in-front of 6,812 fans, the largest crowd of the three-games. Wang Xue-Meng led six players, from China National team, in double-figures with 18 points while tournament MVP Li Meng added 17 points. Maggie Lucas and Brittany McPhee (183-G-96, college: Stanford) led the Can-Am team, each with 16 points. It was the third straight game that Lucas led the Can-Am team in scoring.
The All-Tournament Team
The All-Tournament team consists of: Li Meng (China-MVP), Wang Xue-Meng (China), Lu Yue-Ru (China), Maggie Lucas (3D Can-Am), Brittany McPhee (3D Can-Am) and Ashley Morrissette (3D Can-Am). Lucas put on a shooting clinic, averaging 25.7 points and converting on 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) on three-pointers.
3D Can-Am Staff
President and General Manager: Teodor Teddy Tochev-(3D Global Sports)
Director of Operations: Carl Berman - (NetScouts Basketball - USA)
Head Coach: Albena Branzova - (UQAM - Canada)
Director of Strategy and Analytics: Dalius Ubartas - (Lithuanian Basketball Federation National Coach)
Mental Performance Coach: Gergana Branzova - (Bulgaria Basketball Federation National Coach)
Assistant Coach: Lotfi Ali Aichouba - (College Rosemont -Algeria)
Athletic Therapist: Morgan Gilfillan - (San Diego State)
Media Director: Samantha Frost - (University of San Diego)
Presley Hudson - 5'6 PG - Central Michigan - Seattle Storm(WNBA)
Maggie Lucas(C) - 5'10 PG - Penn State - Indiana(WNBA), Landerneau Bretange (France)
Ashley Morrissette - 5'10 PG - Purdue - Washington(WNBA), Dynamo-NPU (Ukraine)
Jessica Lubin - 6'1 C - UQAM - Piestanske (Slovakia)
Thank you to the 3D staff, players, fans, and everyone who helped make this an incredible experience. Special thank you to Infront Asia and CBA for organizing and hosting the event.