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Gold Coast Rollerblaze Wheelchair Basketball finishes fourth at Spinners Tournament

With the Spinners Tournament having finished earlier today, Gold Coast Rollerblaze Wheelchair Basketball found themselves in fourth place in  competition that featured eighty-nine teams.


The team opened against the Toowoomba Bushrangers, whom they beat in a close game by a score of 32 – 30.  Their second game was against Rockhampton, which they lost 29 – 15.  Going into the match for third place against Coffs Harbour, the team lost 22 – 15. Ben Noonan was named as a A Grade All Star Five as a result of his performance in the tournament.

Frenchville Rockwheelers Wheelchair Basketball also participated in the tournament, with teams competing in the premiere grade and the A grade.  The premiere  team finished with a pair of wins and a pair of losses.  The wins were against Franchise by a score of 28 – 10, and ADC Green by a score of 34 – 22.  The losses were both close ones, with the Rockwheelers always in the game.  The first was to the Australian Gliders by  score of 31 – 29.  The second was to Feed the Heat by  misleading scoreline of 36 – 25.

In the A Grade competition, the Rockwheelers did really well with three wins and one loss in a competition where their passing skills were critical in their ability to win.  Their first game saw them beat Rolkerblaze 28 – 12.  Their second game was against Coffs Harbour, which they drew 22 – 22.  Their third game was against Thomoz Thomahawks, which they won 27 – 21.  The Rockwheelers finished their tournament play with a 38 – 20 win against the Rollong Thunder.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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