Wiltjer leads Canada past Bahamas 113-77 in FIBA World Cup qualifying match

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Kyle Wiltjer's 25-point performance led Canada to a 113-77 win over the Bahamas on Monday in an Americas region qualifying game for the FIBA World Cup.

Wiltjer added five rebounds and two assists for Canada (2-0), which also beat the Bahamas on Sunday.

Wiltjer also led Canada in Sunday's 115-73 victory.

Kassius Robertson had 15 points for the Canadians and Phil Scrubb had 13.

Robertson and Scrubb had three three-pointers apiece.

David Nesbitt led the Bahamas (0-2) with 18 points.

Eighty national teams are playing across six qualifying windows to secure their place among the 30 teams that will join hosts Japan and the Philippines in the 32-team 2023 FIBA men's World Cup.

In the Americas group, 16 teams will face off over two rounds with the top three in each group and the fourth-placed team qualifying for the World Cup, which in turn is a direct qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Canada is in Group C of the qualifiers with the Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands and Bahamas.

The World Cup is Aug. 25 to Sept. 10, 2023.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 29, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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