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.
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.