A lot of wheelchair basketball has been played so far this weekend in the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, France and Austria.
In United States university wheelchair basketball, Alabama Adapted Athletics’s men beat Auburn 59 – 30, after leading 29 – 19 at the half. The University of Alabama women defeated Auburn 64 – 34, taking a 27 – 17 lead into the second half played at Auburn. The University of Missouri men lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 54 – 55, after a strong rally that just did not get them over the finish line at a competition hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University. They were behind 28 – 22 at the half.
In the United States on the junior side, the DeKalb Silver Streaks lost a close one to Henry Hurricanes 14 – 16. Atlanta Wolfpack beat West Georgia Wolverines 28 – 13. Gwinnett Heat boys lost to Houston Sharks 19 – 42. Muscogee Lions also lost to Houston Sharks 18 – 33.
In Division III play in National Wheelchair Basketball Association, Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers took on the Wisconsin Thunder. The Thunder had a 50 – 40 win over London.
The United States women’s national wheelchair basketball team finished their second day of their most recent training camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In the United Kingdom, the Bradford Jets Wheelchair Basketball Club of West Yorkshire were at the University Academy Keighley as part of an event to attract new players and interest in the game. Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy first team played the Warriors. In another game, Bristol Flyers beat the Southampton Sharks 99 -78, bringing their winning streak to three.
In Spain, some games were played in the División de Honor, 3º division. Club Amfiv fell 45 – 69 to Bidaideak Bilbao BSR, while BSR ACE Gran Canaria defeated Clinicas Rincon Amivel 57 – 45. CD Ilunion had a big victory of Fundación Grupo Norte, winning 77 – 53. BSR Amiab Albacete beat Mideba Extremadura 71 – 61.
In Spain’s Primera división Jornada 8 Grupo East, CAI Promesas Zaragoza lost a close one 43 – 45 to CB Sureste GC Santa Lucia, SIFU CEM CB Hospitalet were blown away 33 – 55 by CB Mifas Valida Sin Barreras. Unes FC Barcelona defeated Ademi Tenerife 54 – 42. In Grupo Norte, Abeconsa Basketmi Ferrol lost a relatively close one 57 – 62 to Caja Vital Zuzenak, and BSR Orto Tres Cruces had their butts kicked by Servigest Burgos 41 – 59. There are two games scheduled for tomorrow in Grupo Sur.
In Germany’s RBBL, Goldmann Dolphins Trier lost a close one to the Roller Bulls 55 – 59, while the FCK Rolling Devils were more easily able to put away the Köln 99ers 67 – 49. RSV Lahn-Dill’s second team lost their game in Ulm 57 – 68.
Over in France, Centre Federal Handibasket easily beat Pau-Lescar 68 – 47, in match that saw Pau-Lescar play with four players because of issues with the number of points on the floor and available on the bench.
In Austria’s Rollstuhlbasketball Österreich, SB-DJK Rosenheim lost to RSC Tirol 59 – 67 after being only behind by two, 32 – 34 at the half. RSC Tirol easily put away PS Karlsruhe 1 by a score of 65 – 39 after being up 33 – 17 at the half. SB-DJK Rosenheim stomped all over PS Karlsruhe 1, winning 89:25.