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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Basketball

Canada v Germany highlights | 2014 IWBF Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

Germany (64) defeats Canada (53) at Women's Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto More info 2014wheelchairbasketball.com No. 1 ranked Germany rode a strong second half to defeat No. 6 Canada 64-53 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday night. The Canadians led for most of the first half, taking a 34-31 lead into the second, but couldn't come away with the win against the reigning Paralympic champions. Germany was keyed by the scoring of Marina Mohnen and Gesche Schuenemann, who netted 29 and 28 points respectively. German head coach Holger Glinicki pointed to his team's performance throughout the entire game for the win. "Canada is a good team, and we are too. They played well in the first half and so it was very close, but we have to play forty minutes and after forty I think we are the better team," he said. With the win, Germany remains atop Pool B with a 4-0 record, while Canada slips into a tie for second in the pool at 3-1. The two teams battled in a back-and-forth first quarter. Canada had a six point lead in the dying seconds of the frame, until Schuenemann nailed a deep three-pointer with a few ticks left on the clock, cutting the lead to 21-18 after one. The second was just as tight, but the torrid scoring pace cooled a bit for both teams. Neither squad could pull away, as they traded stops throughout the frame. Both teams scored 13 in the quarter, as Canada took a three point lead into the locker room. In the second half, Germany made their push. Fuelled by a strong full-court press that forced 13 Canadian turnovers, team Germany made a run late in the third quarter, and never looked back, eventually pulling away to a 15-point lead in the fourth. Canada managed to cut the lead to 10 late in the fourth, but it was too little, too late. Germany next takes on Japan at 13:00 on Tuesday, while Canada faces Great Britain at 18:00, with second place in the pool on the line. - See more at: http://dashboard.sendtonews.com/dashboard?SK=9ubQracnns&action=DOWNLOAD#sthash.Q01NeNfj.dpuf