German women win Euros tune-up

Germany’s women’s wheelchair basketball team finished ahead of Canada and the Netherlands at Cologne’s three-nation tournament. 19 Jun 2013
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Germany's women's wheelchair basketball team celebrates after defeating the Netherlands in the semi-finals at London 2012.

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Germany’s women’s wheelchair basketball team won their second to last tune-up tournament prior to this month’s IWBF Wheelchair Basketball European Championships.

At Cologne’s three-nation tournament last weekend, Germany, the defending European and Paralympic champions, went 3-1, defeating Canada twice and the Netherlands once.

The Germans recorded two decisive victories over the Canadians by scores of 71-52 and 69-38, and lost to the Netherlands 51-49 before getting revenge in the final game with a 59-47 victory.

The Netherlands defeated Canada twice, 62-36 and 61-53, to finish second at the tournament.

Germany and Canada will play two more exhibition games this upcoming weekend in Hamburg, Germany. The first game is slated for 18:00 on Saturday (22 June) at Hamburg’s Sports Arena Wandsbek, while the second game will take place at the CU Arena.