Wheelchair Basketball – PEI 59 – New Brunswick 28

Chelsie Beckett of New Brunswick carries the ball in wheelchair basketball action at the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax

(Halifax, NS) – The fifth day of wheelchair basketball competition wrapped up on Wednesday with Prince Edward Island defeating New Brunswick 59-28.

Adam Loo was once again the game’s high scorer with 22 points and 10 rebounds (double-double) for PEI. Loo also had a game high 7 assists. He continues to be one of the tournament’s top offensive threats. His efforts were helped out by Jeremy Watts who scored 15 points and Kevin MacLeod who contributed 11 points.

PEI established the lead early and never let up. While New Brunswick generated plenty of scoring chances with 61 field goal attempts the basket didn’t always cooperate. In the end they shot 23% from field while PEI benefited from 42.2% accuracy.

“Their speed overcame ours and turnovers were too hard for us. We couldn’t break the press. They’re a very focused, dedicated team. Our new focus is to keep our composure,” said New Brunswick assistant coach Robin Doucet.

New Brunswick’s Sean Wilson also notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Next Games:

New Brunswick will wrap up their tournament Thursday February 17th at 3:00PM vs. Nova Scotia

PEI’s last game will be against Alberta Thursday February 17th at 1:00PM.

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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