Wheelchair Basketball – Team Quebec 58 – Team New Brunswick 22

Maxime Poulin of Team Quebec dribbles down court against New Brunswick in wheelchair basketball action at the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax

(Halifax, NS) – Team Quebec captured the top spot in Pool B at the end of the preliminary round with a 58-22 victory over Team New Brunswick at the 2011 Canada Games.

Quebec played a strong game on both sides of the ball.  The team once again showcased its depth with a well-balanced attack. Nine out of 11 players hit the scoreboard and the team tallied 28 points from the bench. 

New Brunswick struggled to find its groove in the shooting department. The team could not muster a single point in the second quarter and shot 2-for-23 from the field in the first half and 10-for-46 overall.

Quebec’s Nicolas Palmer scored a game high 20 points while adding 6 rebounds and six steals. Maxime Poulin earned a double-double in the win with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Sean Wilson led the charge for New Brunswick. He dropped a team high 13 points and 12 rebounds to pick up the double-double. Sean McCormick finished second in team scoring with 4 points.

“We had a tough game against Quebec, but it was to be expected. We played a good game. We need to work on our communication. Our focus for our next game is to increase our communication and cross more,” said New Brunswick player Chelsie Beckett.

Quebec moves on to the semi-finals with a flawless 4-0 record thus far in the tournament.  Meanwhile, New Brunswick will finish preliminary round play against Alberta as both teams look for their first win of the tournament.

Next Games:

#1 Quebec (4-0) will play its next game in the semi-finals against TBD Wednesday February 16 at 5:00PM.

#9 New Brunswick (0-3) will face #8 Alberta (0-2) Tuesday February 15 at 7:00PM.

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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