It was a strong day for Canada on the world wheelchair basketball championships in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday.
The ladies’s crew defeated Australia 82-74 in extra time whereas the lads had been additionally victorious as they topped the host nation 78-61.
Arinn Younger took over late within the extra time interval as Canada ended the sport on a 9-Zero scoring run — eight of which coming from Younger — combating off a resilient effort from Australia.
With Canada down by one, Melanie Hawtins was fouled on a last-second shot try and cut up a pair of free throws from the charity stripe to tie the sport at 68 and power extra time.
Australia held a slim 74-73 lead with simply over two minutes to play within the additional body earlier than the Canadians capitalized on 5 Australian fouls — two of which for unsportsmanlike play.
“My foul capturing was tough at first of the sport, so watching these ones [at the end of the game] go in, there was a second the place I felt like I used to be respiration recent air,” mentioned Younger who scored a game-high 31 factors and added 15 rebounds.
”It felt actually good. I’m actually glad that I used to be in a position to make the hole larger so we would not have a lot stress. I am simply actually completely happy proper now.”
Canada’s well-balanced attacked included 21 factors from Cindy Ouellet, 14 from Rosalie Lalonde, and 13 from Tamara Steeves.
With two video games remaining in round-robin motion, the Canadian girls are 2-1 and sit second in pool A with 5 factors. Nice Britain sits atop pool A with a 3-Zero report and 6 factors.
Canadian males defeats hosts Germany
On the lads’s facet, Regina native Nik Goncin scored 26 factors whereas Patrick Anderson continued his profitable comeback with 24 factors as Canada defeated Germany to enhance to 2-0.
The Germans acquired off to an excellent begin and led 14-13 after the primary quarter earlier than Canada took management of the match.
“We knew that they had been going to return out laborious,” Goncin says. ”Clearly, they do not wish to lose twice in a row so this was a do-or-die sport for them. Our plan was to grind it by way of till we may get a breakthrough. Luckily that got here for us late within the second quarter.”
The Canadian males subsequent face Iran at 5:45 a.m. ET on Monday with first place in pool A on the road. The Canadian girls are off on Monday and return to motion in opposition to the Netherlands at 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
CBC Sports activities will stream all Canadian video games on the event.