Stanford senior Dwight Powell scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in helping the Canadian student men's basketball team to beat Brazil, 88-77, in the quarterfinal of the World University Games in Kazan, Russia on Sunday.
Team Canada (6-0) meets host Russia in Monday's semifinal round.
Powell and Owen Klassen shared the team lead in rebounding for Canada, which held a 47-27 rebounding edge over the Brazilians, including a 24-6 advantage on the offensive boards. That helped Canada to a 15-4 effort on second-chance points.
Powell was one of four Canadians to reach double figures, and was second to Brady Heslip, who scored 20. Powell was 4 of 6 from the field and 7 of 11 from the foul line.
Canada has averaged 97 points a game through the quarterfinal, while Powell averages just over 15 points and just under six rebounds a game.
Brazil defeated the United States, 25-21, 26-24, 25-23, on Sunday at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanăzinho gymnasium. The Americans finish World League competition with a 4-6 mark.
American spiker Carson Clark was the match's top scorer with 17 points. Wallace de Souza led the Brazilian scoring with 14 points.
Brazil finished the FIVB World League's Intercontinental Round at the lead of Pool A, with 25 points (nine wins and only one loss). USA was 5th in the group, with 12 points (four wins and six losses).
Stanford grad Erik Shoji finished the intercontinental round as the world's leading libero. Cardinal grad Kawika Shoji recorded a block during his brief time on the court in the first set.
Stanford assistant coach Brooke Eubanks was one of eight players to score for Team Canada in its 11-6 victory over England on Sunday in FIL World Cup pool play at Oshawa's Civic Recreation Complex in Canada.
Notre Dame grad and current Louisville assistant Crysti Foote led the Canadians with three goals.
Canada (2-0) meets Wales in its third preliminary game, and follows that with a match against the United States on Tuesday.
The U.S., with Stanford coach Amy Bokker serving as an assistant, also improved to 2-0 with a 19-2 win over Wales.
Team USA attacker Katrina Dowd, a Northwestern grad and North Carolina assistant coach, led all scorers with four goals and three assists, earning player of the match honors.
The U.S. meets Australia in its next contest. They last met in an Oct. 2012 exhibition in Palo Alto, with the U.S. winning 12-11.