Germany and Canada into 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships final
Saturday, June 28, 2014
, , — defeated the and Canada defeated the yesterday in the semifinals of the at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Canada. Canada is now to meet Germany in the final this afternoon, immediately after the match between the United States and the Netherlands for the bronze medal.
Up until this point, the Netherlands has been undefeated. It led at every change, but the Canadian team persevered, represented on the court for most of the match by, , , and . In the final quarter, Canada pulled away. Two from the Netherlands' Inge Huitzing nearly leveled the score. The Netherlands was able to pull ahead, but Team Canada managed to get a point in front when the siren sounded, for a final score of 74–75.
The second semifinal between Germany and the United States was an equally close affair, with the two sides neck and neck for most of the match, with the lead changing several times. The crowd was small, but vocal, and Wikinews was told by the German media that some 2,000 viewers in Germany had stayed up late to watch the match live via the webcast. Scores were tied at 46-all at three quarter time, but Germany's, and managed to build a six-point lead with less than four minutes to go, despite having no answer to the United States' Rose Hollermann. The United States tried repeatedly sending Schünemann, and to the free throw line, only to find their shooting to be very accurate. When the siren sounded, Germany had won, 68–58.
In the consolation match preceding the Netherlands-Canada game, Australia defeated China. The Australian Gliders will play Great Britain tomorrow for fifth place.
- "Germany, Netherlands, Canada and USA into Women's Wheelchair Basketball Championships semi-finals" — Wikinews, June 27, 2014
- Courtney Pollock. "Schedule & Results" — , June 27, 2014 (access date)