(Toronto, Ont.) Team Canada defeated the rival United States 65-55 in a friendly match on Tuesday morning at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont., as both clubs prepare for the start of the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship on June 20.
Canadians Janet McLachlan and Cindy Ouellet led the attack with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Desiree Miller with 16 points and Rose Hollermann with 15 points were the top producers for the American side.
The Americans are the defending world champions while Canada is coming off of a third place finish at the last world championship in 2010. The familiar foes have met four times in the world championship final from 1994 to 2006, with Canada prevailing each time.
Canada will open the world championship on June 20 at 1 p.m. ET against Japan in Group B. The United States will face Australia in its first game at 6 p.m. ET in Group A action.
The 2014 Women’s World Championship runs from June 20-28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Tickets are on sale online and all 44 games will be webcast live via the official event website.