Local wheelchair basketball team has great weekend event

Lots of teams and lots of competition at wheelchair b-ball event

  • Oct. 23, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Paul Clark of the Okanagan Thunder in action at a wheelchair basketball tournament last weekend in Kelowna.

Paul Clark of the Okanagan Thunder in action at a wheelchair basketball tournament last weekend in Kelowna.

Five teams competed in a wheelchair basketball tournament last weekend at Constable Neil Bruce school in West Kelowna last weekend.

The Okanagan Thunder wheelchair basketball team was joined by the Tacoma Titans, Victoria, the Breakers and the Kamloops Bull Dawgs at the event held within the B.C. Wheelchair Basketball League.

Okanagan had one win and three losses in the round robin event as it earned a 48-27 win over the Breakers while suffering losses at the hands of Victoria (51-33), Tacoma (60-50) and Kamloops (91-45).

“It was a great weekend of wheelchair basketball,” said Okanagan Thunder player Bryan Shore.

Defending BCWBL division 2 champions Victoria continued their excellent play with a perfect weekend as the team went 4-0. The Tacoma Titans were playing their first games in the BCWBL.

Here are the scores:

Okanagan 33 vs Victoria 51

Kamloops 47 vs Tacoma 57

Breakers 27 vs Okanagan 48

Victoria 63 vs Kamloops 43

Tacoma 67 vs Breakers 19

Victoria 60 vs Tacoma 50

Okanagan 50 vs Tacoma 60

Breakers 30 vs Victoria 44

Kamloops 91 vs Okanagan 45

The Okanagan Thunder are always looking for players who want to come out and join in the fun. Able-bodied athletes are also allowed to play. For more information contact bryanshore@hotmail.com.

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