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Bovell, Brown shooting for Chile trip


Two Hamilton athletes are among the 17 invited by Canada Basketball to the U18 women’s national team tryouts and training camp, June 27-July 8 at York University in Toronto.

Going to the camp are Halle Bovell, a 5-10 guard from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, and Hailey Brown, a 6-1 forward from St. Thomas More CSS.

Halle Bovell  (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Halle Bovell (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

“We’re looking forward to working with this group,” said Carly Clarke, head coach. Clarke takes the helm of the U18 team after leading the U16/17 team for five years. “It will be a competitive camp as we look to put together the best team to compete at the FIBA Americas in Chile and qualify for the 2017 U19 World Championships.”

The group will train in Toronto prior to traveling to Valdivia, Chile for the 2016 U18 FIBA Americas, July 19th-23. The final 12-woman roster will be announced prior to the tournament.

In 2015, the U19 women’s national team finished eighth at the U19 FIBA World Championships. Canada is currently ranked fourth worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

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