Deanna Tuchscherer was a force on the boards and on the scoresheet as her Canadian U-16 squad cruised past Venezuela Wednesday. FIBA.com photo

Chilliwack’s Tuchscherer helps Canada to one-sided win

Deanna Tuchscherer’s U-16 Canadian basketball team whomped Venezuela in a tournament game Wednesday.

Chilliwack’s Deanna Tuscherer came off the bench with 11 points as Canada scored a blowout basketball win over Venezuela Wednesday.

Playing their first game at the 2017 FIBA U-16 Americas Championship, the Canadians blew the doors off their opponents with a final score of 89-38.

The game was played in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tuchscherer, a GW Graham student, played 18 minutes and 51 seconds, fourth most on the team even though she wasn’t in the starting lineup.

The teenager shot five of nine from the field and one of two from the free-throw line, adding seven rebounds and four assists.

Tuchscherer’s team takes on the Dominican Republic today (Thurdsday) with a 2:15 p.m. tipoff.

See fiba.com/americas/u16women/2017