Weisner, Hamblin Make Impact For Canadian Teams
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State juniors Jamie Weisner and Ruth Hamblin both represented Canada in basketball tournaments that concluded Sunday. Weisner took part in the William Jones International Cup in Taiwan, as a member of the Canadian Senior B Women’s National Team, while Hamblin was playing with the Senior Women’s National Team at the Zafer Cup in Turkey.
Weisner averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.5 percent from three-point range, helping the Canadians win the Jones Cup. Her week was highlighted by an 18-point, seven-rebound performance against Japan Denso Iris on Thursday, in which she went 4-for-4 from long-distance. She then proceeded to wrap up the event with a double-double, as she posted 10 points and 10 rebounds against Savage USA Sunday morning. As a team, Canada went a perfect 5-0 at the event.
Hamblin saw action in all three of Canada’s games in Turkey. Her best statistical showing came against the host nation on Saturday, when she finished with four points and seven rebounds. She also put up four points, three rebounds and a block in a win over Australia on Friday. Hamblin will now turn her attention to Canada’s matchup with Serbia on Tuesday.
Weisner and Hamblin are two of the five Beavers to compete for their national teams this summer, joining Ali Gibson with Puerto Rico, Gabriella Hanson with Sweden (U20) and Marie Gülich with Germany (U20).
Oregon State, which finished the season ranked 25th in the nation, is coming off a record-setting season in 2013-14. The Beavers went 24-11 overall, 13-5 in the Pac-12, won their first NCAA Tournament game since 1995 and returns 95 percent of their scoring and 96 percent of their rebounds this fall.
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