Gliders find bronze at Continental Clash

Posted on June 14, 2017 by in Newsletter Article 3 & NSWIS News

The Australian Gliders have finished with a victory at the Continental Clash, defeating Japan to secure the bronze medal and complete their European tour.

On Thursday night, the Australian Wheelchair Basketball women’s team faced a Semi Final clash against Germany but after a quick start by the opposition, Australia struggled to get back into the contest. The Gliders trailed by nine at quarter-time and 15 at half-time but an impressive third term from the Gliders helped eat into that margin before they ultimately fell, 51-71.

The Continental Clash bronze medal follows a bronze medal at the World Super Cup earlier this week with the two international tournaments further providing experience for the team in the lead-up to the AOZ qualifiers in November.

Full squad for the Australian Gliders:

NUMBER SURNAME FIRST NAME CLASSIFICATION
#4 Vinci Sarah 1
#5 Crispin Cobi 4
#6 Munro Cook Georgia (NSWIS) 4.5
#7 Cronau Shelley 2.5
#8 Inglis Georgia 2.5
#9 Del Toso Leanne 3.5
#10 Dodd Hannah (NSWIS) 2
#11 Lindsay Annabelle 4.5
#12 Mellberg Bree 3.5
#13 Stewart Sarah (NSWIS) 3
#14 Sabljak Ella 1
#15 Merritt Amber 4.5

Meanwhile in the men’s wheelchair basketball, the Australian Spinners have defeated Italy 60-53 in overtime to book a place in the Under-23 World Championship Quarter-Finals with one game remaining in the group stage.

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