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French men win at Parantee Paralympic Championships’s wheelchair basketball event

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Yesterday at the wheelchair basketball competition of the Belgium hosted Parantee Paralympic Championships, France’s men beat Japan 74 – 63 in the opening came of the round robin based competition. The French team was victorious again this morning when they beat the Netherlands 51 – 44. France is scheduled to play two more games in the competition.  Later today, they will play German, and tomorrow morning they will play Great Britain.

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In their match against the Netherlands today, France led most of the game.  They came out of the first quarter with a 15 – 12 lead, and carried that slim lead into the second quarter which ended 24 – 21.  The game got even tighter with France only leading by 1 coming out of the third quarter.

 

France’s opener was another close one early on.  France led by 2 at the end of the first quarter with the score 19 – 17.  At the end of the second, France still had not managed to pull away, with the score sitting at 39 – 37.  France managed to figure out their game, and all but finished off Japan in the third quarter, which ended 60 – 49.  The game then ended 74 – 63 in favor of France.

 

The competition is in its second edition, and is organized by the Flemish Federation of Disability Sports.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 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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