(Toronto, Ont.) Team Canada fell to Great Britain by a score of 68-40 while Team USA improved to 3-0 on the third day of exhibition play at the Toronto Challenge on Sunday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
After a close opening half, Great Britain put the game out of reach with a monstrous third quarter by outscoring the Canadian side by a 22-4 margin. Ben Moronchuk paced the Canadian offence with 10 points while Terry Bywater led all British scorers with 9 points.
Team USA remains undefeated after a 65-54 win against Turkey. The Americans are now 3-0 thanks to a balanced attack led by Matt Scott and Nathan Hinze who each tallied 12 points. Ozgur Gurbulak led the Turkish side with a game best 13 points.
Canada will face Great Britain in the first semi-final at 6:15 p.m. ET on Monday. Team USA will meet Turkey in the other semi-final at 8:30 p.m. ET. Action continues through to Tuesday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. All games are open to the public.
About Team Canada
The Senior Men’s National Team went undefeated at the London 2012 Paralympics to capture their third gold medal in four Paralympic Games. It is the latest accomplishment in a sport dynasty that has placed them on the podium at four consecutive Paralympics and at five of the last six world championships.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.