(Ottawa, Ont.) Two prominent Canadian wheelchair basketball players, Patrick Anderson, of Fergus, Ont. and David Eng, of Montreal, Que, led the New York Rollin Knicks to a National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Championship title on Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, KY.
Anderson scored 26 points in the first half of the game alone on route to a game-high 32 points, while Eng was second in scoring with 22 points to lead the Rollin Knicks to a convincing 76-53 victory over the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks.
Following the game Anderson was named the tournament’s most valuable player and Eng was named a first team all-star, along with Rollin Knicks teammate Kevin Grant.
The Rollin Knicks went undefeated in the tournament by also defeating the RIC Hornets 73-41, the San Diego Hornets 74-35, and the Milwaukee Bucks 70-61 in the semifinal.
Anderson and Eng were both members of the Canadian Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team that 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 Canada on the podium at four consecutive Paralympics and at five of the last six World Championships.