HAMBURG, Germany – Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball team will have an opportunity to match its result from the 2016 Paralympic Games as it crushed France 77-38 in the consolation semifinals Friday at the world championships.
The Canadians advance to the fifth-place game against either the U.S. or Spain set for 6:15 a.m. ET on Saturday.
The Canadian men also return to action on Saturday to face Italy for 11th place at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Arinn Young of Legal, Alta., scored a game-high 26 points on blistering hot 78 per cent shooting, including going nine-for-11 from two-point range and two-for-three from beyond the three-point line. Cindy Ouellet (Quebec City) and Kady Dandeneau (Pender Island, B.C.) each added 10 points.
“We had a really hard loss the other day (in Thursday’s quarter-final) and a lot of the girls have been dwelling on it, so this was a really good way to show the world Canada can fight through adversity and come out with some wins,’’ said Young. ‘’Now we can put our focus on coming out top five in the world.’’
Team Canada information: http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/event/2018-world-wheelchair-basketball-championships/
Official website: https://iwbf.org/event/2018-world-championships/