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United States men beat Argentina at 2015 Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge

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Yesterday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre  in Toronto, the United States men beat Argentina 80 – 42 in the opening game of the  2015 Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge.

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Carter Arey and Jake Williams  both put up 20 points for the United States on the team’s way to victory. Arey had 5 points off 8 free throw attempts, while Williams 4 of 5 at the free throw line. Arey scored one three-pointer on one attempt, and went 6 of 12 at the two-point line. Williams went 8 of 12 at the two-point line.  Argentina’s Daniel Copa led the game in scoring with 22, going 4 of 4 at the free throw line and 9 of 14 at the two-point line. Sergio Vera was next up in scoring for the Argentinians with 8 off of 4 two-point shots.

 

In the second game of the day, Canada beat Brazil 76 – 64. David Eng led Canada in scoring with 20 points, while teammate Bo Hedges put in 19. Leandro Mirando led the Brazilians in scoring with 18.

 

The competition is a warm up for all teams for the upcoming 2015 Para Panamerican Games in Toronto in August.  This competition itself is a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

 

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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