Germany has won both games they played at Parantee Paralympic Championships’s wheelchair basketball event, which got underway yesterday in Belgium and concludes tomorrow. Germany is scheduled to play France later tonight, and finishes the round robin based competition tomorrow in a 9:00 AM local start again the Netherlands.
Germany put away Japan 60 – 38 in their opening match. They had a 33 – 16 lead at the end of the first half, and then built on this lead in the third quarter. That period finished 44 – 29. Thomas Böhme led the German side against Japan in scoring with 21. All but 1 of his points came from 2 point range, where he finished 10 of 14. Jan Haller was the team’s second leading scorer with 14 points. RSB Team Thüringen player Aliaksandr Halouski finished third in scoring with 12, while Andre Bienek contributed 11.
In Germany’s game against Great Britain that just finished, Germany won 57 – 44 after leading the whole game. The first quarter ended with Germany ahead 12 – 4. Germany built on this score to finish the second 27 – 15. The Germans pretty much entered cruise mode to maintain the same lead, finishing the third 31 – 42.
Jan Sadler and Markus Kietzer made their national team debuts for Germany in this tournament. The competition is in its second edition, and is organized by the Flemish Federation of Disability Sports.