CALGARY ROLLERS LIFT THE TROPHY AT THE 2017 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE WOMEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Wheelchair Basketball Canada – (Burlington, Ont.) The Calgary Rollers outlasted provincial rivals the Edmonton Inferno 65-51 to seize the gold medal at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Women’s National Championship at the Haber Recreation Centre in Burlington, Ont. on Sunday.
The teams have faced each other in the gold medal round seven times since 1996 and they held nothing back in the championship match.
Calgary claimed an early lead in the first quarter though Edmonton was able to keep pace in the second half of the game they were unable to close the gap. Kendra Ohama and Erica Gavel of the Rollers proved to be an unstoppable duo, pacing the Rollers’ attack with 22 and 20 points, respectively. While tournament MVP, Arinn Young of the Inferno attempted to even the playing field, her 20 point effort was not enough to match Calgary. Read the full recap.
About the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League
The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) was founded in 1986 and has two primary divisions: the Open division and the Women’s division. The league features wheelchair basketball club teams from across Canada and culminates each season with a national championship for both the Open and Women’s divisions.
The league is fully integrated as both divisions welcome athletes with a disability as well as able-bodied athletes to play in the spirit of competition. It often features some of the country’s best wheelchair basketball players, including past, present and future members of Team Canada.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada / Basketball en fauteuil roulant Canada
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