Germany, Netherlands, Canada and USA into Women's Wheelchair Basketball Championships semi-finals
Friday, June 27, 2014
Canada was the third team to reserve their spot in the semi-finals after beating Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team 63–47. of Canada was named the player of the match. Only four players scored for Canada: Ouellet led with 20 points, and Katie Harnock both scored 17, and scored 9 points. led the Australian team in scoring with 12 points. Neither team made a . Australia gave Canada ten attempts to make , with Canada capitalizing on this to score 7 points. In contrast, Canada only gave the Australians one trip to the free throw line, with scoring on the team's only attempt.
The United States booked the last spot in the semi-finals after defeating53–41. The United States' Gail Gaeng was named the player of the match. The team took an early 6–0 lead. While Helen Freeman and Louise Sugden were able to score for Great Britain, the first quarter ended 13–8 in favor of the US. Great Britain was able to get within three points early in the second quarter, but were never able to get closer to Team USA, despite managing again to pull within three points during the third period. The United States pulled ahead early in the fourth period by 12 points. and Gail Gaeng led the USA team in scoring with 15 points each.
In other matches played yesterday, Japan finished in ninth place after beating 68–40.won the eleventh place match after defeating 88–8.
In semifinal play, Canada is scheduled to play the Netherlands today, and the United States is to take on Germany. France plays Great Britain, and China is to compete against Australia in consolidation match play.
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