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Canada loses 1st game of women's wheelchairs hoops worlds

Canada lost for the first time at the women's world wheelchair basketball championship on Tuesday after falling to Germany 64-53.

Canadians fall to Germany 64-53 Monday

Team Canada, shown here competing against China, couldn't find the same success against Germany Monday. (Phillip MacCallum/Wheelchair Basketball Canada/Canadian Press)

Canada lost for the first time at the women's world wheelchair basketball championship on Tuesday after falling to Germany 64-53.

The Canadians (3-1) led by three points at halftime, but were outscored 33-19 in the final two quarters en route to their first loss in round-robin play.

Marina Mohnen led Germany (4-0) with 29 points while Gesche Schuenemann added 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Quebec City's Cindy Ouellet was Canada's top scorer with 16 points while Katie Harnock of Elmira, Ont. put in 12 points. Vancouver's Janet McLachlan, who averaged 25.3 points-per game through her past three contests, was held to just 11 points of 4-for-9 shooting to go along with a game-high 15 rebounds.

Turnovers were a major issue for the Canadians, who gave the ball up 13 times compare to just three for the Germans.

Canada's next match is Tuesday when it faces Great Britain (3-1). The winner will secure second place in Pool B while Germany is guaranteed top spot in the pool after beating both countries.

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