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Bosnia & Herzegovina wins opener at men’s European Wheelchair Basketball C Division Championships

The European Wheelchair Basketball C Division Championships got underway last night in Lisbon, with Bosnia & Herzegovina’s men winning the opener against hosts Portugal by 58 – 34.

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E. Modronja led his Bosnia & Herzegovina side in scoring with 16 points, grabbing a double double with 14 rebounds.  Three players on the Bosnia & Herzegovina put up ten points each, including E. Puric, R. Rekanović and M. Cejvan. E. Imsirevic was second on his side in rebounding, pulling down 9 while putting up 6 points.

On the host side, N. Neves was the only Portuguese player in double digits.  He scored 10.  H. Lourenço led his side in rebounding with 7 while scoring 2 points.

Play continues today, with leadership from IWBF Europe attending. Some of the matches include Ireland playing Greece at 13:30 local time, and Ireland plays  Bosnia & Herzegovina at 18:00 local time.  The tournament is an important one, because the winners will compete in the next edition of the European Wheelchair Basketball B Division Championships.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2529 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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