Natalie Doma Leads Team Canada

Women’s Basketball

Doma Leads Team Canada to Three Wins at U21 FIBA World Championships

2007 All-American fronts canada in both scoring and rebounding

Natalie Doma scores against host Russia at the 2007 FIBA U21 Women’s Basketball World Championship.

July 6, 2007

Moscow, Russia–Idaho State’s Natalie Doma has helped the 2007 Canada U21 national team to a 3-2 record at the FIBA Women’s U21 World Championship at the SK Vidnoje Basketball Hall in Moscow, Russia. Doma will continue play in the semi-final round on July 7 against Brazil.

Looking forward to her senior season at Idaho State, Doma leads team Canada in both scoring (10.8 ppg.) and rebounding (8.5 rpg.) through six games at the world championship.

The all-time ISU point scorer ranks fourth in rebounding at the championship, just ahead of team USA and Oklahoma standout Courtney Paris. Doma, a 2007 All-American, has led team Canada to wins over China, Mali, and Belgium.

Doma recorded an 18-point, 15-rebound double-double effort in a 78-54 route of China. She also scored double digits with 13 points in a win over Belgium and 10 points in a loss to France.

Team Canada currently sits in third place behind France and Russia in Group A. Canada dropped a 98-57 decision to Australia in the quarter finals, a team that lost only one game in the preliminary round, to top-ranked USA by two points.

Canada now moves on to play in the semi-final round on July 7 against Brazil. The team will then move on to play in the final round on July 8.

Team Canada’s U21 roster consists of current Canadian born NCAA Division I basketball players around the nation, including Alisha Tatham (UMass), Tata Watts (Rice), Kadie Riverin (Rice), Kendel Ross (Dayton), Courtnay Pilypaitis (Vermont), and Miranda Ayim (Pepperdine).

For more information on the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championships, including live stats for games, visit http://www.russia2007.fiba.com. For more information on Canada Basketball, visit www.basketball.ca.  Natalie Doma scores against host Russia at the 2007 FIBA U21 Women's Basketball World Championship.