Great Britain and Team USA To Meet in Final, Canada To Face Turkey For Third Place at 2016 Men’s Toronto Challenge

053016-PeterWon-portrait(Toronto, Ont.) Team USA and Great Britain will decide first place at the 2016 Men’s Toronto Challenge, while Canada will face Turkey to determine third place in the wheelchair basketball exhibition tournament at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

Great Britain defeated Canada in decisive fashion with an 89-37 win in the semi-finals. The Brits started strong with some precise shooting from the floor while Canada struggled to hit the mark with their shots. Phil Pratt led all players with 19 points for the British side, while Canada’s Ben Moronchuk dropped a team-high 11 points.

Team USA stretched its winning streak to 4-0 with a 59-55 decision against Turkey in the other semi-final match on Monday night. American Steve Serio tallied a team leading 16 points in the contest. Ozgur Gurbulak was the top point producer for Turkey with 17 points.

Canada and Turkey will meet 6:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, while Great Britain and the United States will decide first place at 8:30 p.m. ET. All games are open to the public.

Toronto Challenge – Schedule and Results

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.

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