Wheelchair Basketball – Team Quebec 90 – Team BC 39

(Halifax, NS) – The two-time defending champions Team Quebec remained undefeated and improve to 3-0 with a convincing win over Team BC 90-39 on Monday. Even with court time evenly distributed across the entire roster Quebec continued to operate at full throttle and showed no signs of slowing down. Their 90 points was the most scored so far by any team in the tournament

With the win Quebec secures their place at the top of Pool A. While BC suffered their first loss of the tournament they currently still sit in second place in Pool B with a record of (2-1).

Maxime Poulin briefly demonstrated just how dominating he can be during his 14:03 of court time. He was a big impact player in every sense of the word, scoring at a torrid pace, he went 10-for-12 from the field, 2-for-4 from beyond the arch and a perfect 2-for-2 on free throws.  Poulin averaged 1.7 points per minute played – meaning he was on pace to score 17 points in a  single 10 minute quarter.

The next highest tally in the game was 14 points scored respectively by two Quebec player’s Francis Vallee and Gabrielle Côté.

“We try to keep our intensity through the easier games because we know we have to play that way the entire time through the more dificult games. For the future, communication is the key and getting the players inside the key for easy shots,” said Côté.

Derek Lundie scored a team high 12 points for BC, while Derek Vliegenthart tied a game high with 8 rebounds. 

Next Games:

#4 BC (2-1) will play its next game against #5 Saskatchwan (1-1) Tuesday February 15 at 5:00PM.

#1 Quebec (3-0) will face #9 New Brunswick (0-2) Tuesday February 15 at 1:00PM – in their final game of the preliminary round.

For more information, please visit www.canadagames2011.ca or  www.wheelchairbasketball.ca, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WCBballCanada or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wheelchairbasketball.

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