Canadian girls earn 2nd straight blowout win over Spain at wheelchair basketball qualifier

Canada’s girls’s wheelchair basketball crew continued its robust begin on the Paralympic qualifying match on Thursday in Osaka, Japan.

The Canadians beat Spain 77-49 on Thursday to enhance to 2-0 on the last-chance occasion. They downed Japan 81-44 a day earlier.

Kady Dandeneau of Pender Island, B.C., led Canada in scoring for the second consecutive sport, recording 35 factors to go along with 13 rebounds and 6 assists.

Arinn Younger of Authorized, Alta., chipped in with a double-double of 20 factors and 14 rebounds, whereas captain Cindy Ouellet and Rosalie Lalonde scored eight factors every.

Beatriz Zudaire paced Spain with 12 factors and 12 rebounds within the loss.

The match follows the identical format because the just lately accomplished males’s qualifier, wherein groups play three video games to find out seeding and matchups for a do-or-die qualification sport. Canada’s males went 0-3 earlier than beautiful beforehand unbeaten Italy to guide their ticket to Paris.

The Canadian girls’s crew has certified for each Paralympics however one since 1972, however is looking for its first podium look since profitable bronze in 2004 to finish a stretch of three straight gold medals.

The Canadians return to the court docket Thursday at 11:45 p.m. ET to face France. Stay protection is on the market on, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem.

WATCH | Full replay of Canada vs. Spain:

Ladies’s Wheelchair Basketball Paralympic Qualifier: Canada vs. Spain

Watch Canada face Spain on the girls’s wheelchair basketball Paralympic qualifier in Osaka, Japan.

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