Canada women's basketball team rallies around Humboldt native Paige Crozon

TOWNSVILLE, Australia - Humboldt native Paige Crozon had 10 points in a losing cause Sunday as Canada was beaten 100-61 by Australia in women's basketball play at the Commonwealth Games.

A Canada Basketball spokesman said the 23-year-old Crozon had decided to keep playing in the wake of the horrific crash back home in Saskatchewan that saw a semi-trailer collide with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.

The accident left 15 dead and 14 others injured.

Crozon said in a tweet that she was devasted by the news of the incident.

"Today I have a heavy heart. Humboldt was the community that raised me. Sending all my thoughts and prayers back home," said Crozon, adding the hashtag #humboldtstrong.

"Given the difficult nature of the situation, the (Canadian basketball) team would prefer to not do interviews on the subject at this time," the spokesman said.

Crozon played collegiate basketball at Utah and professionally in Germany.

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