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Canada beats Great Britain at women's wheelchair hoops worlds

Janet McLachlan scored a game-high 28 points to go along with 15 rebounds as Canada downed Great Britain 59-52 on Tuesday in group play at the women's wheelchair basketball world championships.

Janet McLachlan scores game-high 28 points for Canada

Canada's Janet McLachlan, left, shown here last Friday, scored a game-high 28 points against Great Britain Tuesday night. (Phillip MacCallum/Associated Press)

Janet McLachlan scored a game-high 28 points to go along with 15 rebounds as Canada downed Great Britain 59-52 on Tuesday in group play at the women's wheelchair basketball world championships.

The victory secures second place in Pool B for the Canadians (4-1) and a berth in the quarter-finals.

Vancouver's McLachlan hit 13-of-23 shots while Canada shot 46 per cent overall.

Kate Harnock, from Elmira, Ont., contributed 14 points while Quebec City's Cindy Ouellette added 13 points and 7 assists.

The game was tied after three quarters, however Canada outscored Great Britain 19-12 in the final quarter for the seven-point victory.

Amy Conroy led the British (3-2) with 18 points.

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