Canada rebounds at Paralympic World Cup
Team Canada posted a 70-54 victory over Great Britain in wheelchair basketball Tuesday at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, England.
The star duo of Joey Johnson and Patrick Anderson combined for 32 points and each grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds.
The victory over Great Britain came a day after Australia used suffocating fourth-quarter defence to halt a late Canadian surge en route to a 62-55 upset victory.
"We are trying to improve in every match and we have done so today against a strong competitor," stated Johnson following Tuesday's game.
The Paralympic World Cup, which has been staged in Manchester for the past three years, is the biggest annual international multi-sport competition after the Paralympic Games.
Canada is the favourite to capture the gold medal at the event. A two-time defending champion at the Paralympic Games, it entered the World Cup ranked No. 1 by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation.
Over 350 athletes from 41 countries are participating at the World Cup in four sports â wheelchair basketball, athletics, cycling and swimming.
With files from the Canadian Paralympic Committee