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Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball – the results

By on September 17, 2008 in Other Leagues

With the Paralympics over, here is a quick rundown of the wheelchair basketball results.

Basketball clubs

Province City Team name Contact person Contact
Eastern Cape Grahamstown Makana Spears Rodney 082 922 6203
Eastern Cape Mthatha Mthatha Heats Rodney 082 922 6203
Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth Gemineyez Lusanda Kwinana 076 617 2364
Gauteng Pretoria Tshwane Phantoms Sam Okumu 076 040 9591
Gauteng Alberton Jozi Jets Luthando 082 319 7248
Gauteng Pretoria Mamelodi Vultures Gordon 076 373 4562
Gauteng Ennerdale Predators Faizel Green 083 485 4911
Gauteng Pretoria Pretoria Heat Neo Mothiba 012 366 0533
Gauteng Pretoria/Jo'burg Momentum Thanda 073 163 5696
Gauteng Johannesburg Egoli Magic Sifiso 072 872 5668
Gauteng Johannesburg Soweto Raptors Nthato Selebi 082 456 7743
Gauteng Johannesburg Wanderers Scorpions Kwame Mdaka 082 514 8219
Kwazulu Natal Durban Durban Victory Elle 071 328 9090
Kwazulu Natal Durban Kearsney College / APN Rocco 082 808 9677
Kwazulu Natal Durban Slam Shooters Bongani Chamane 071 7698 314 / 031 777 9671
Kwazulu Natal Durban     073 175 3768
Kwazulu Natal Ladysmith Snappers   074 244 3636
Limpopo Polokwane Brookings Sporting Abram Mash 071 303 0739
Limpopo Polokwane UL Bulldogs Tshegofatso Mogashoa 078 268 5507
Limpopo Thohyandou Univen Phoenix Rofhiwa "Rof" Ligege 076 443 8660
Limpopo Thohoyandou Univen Silver Falcons Rofhiwa "Rof" Ligege 076 443 8660
Limpopo Tzaneen Nkowankowa Shooting Stars Phumlani Chauke 074 687 3709
Mpumalanga Elukwatini Tjakastad Cheeters Mndeni Khumalo 082 721 2701
Mpumalanga Ermelo Wesselton Bullets Nicholus Simelane 083 400 9349
Mpumalanga Nelspruit Daantjie Shooterz Swenky Mamba 076 603 5246
Mpumalanga Secunda Unidos Soll Mngomezulu 072 429 8343
Mpumalanga Witbank Emalahleni Rockets Greaterman 073 445 1969
Western Cape Cape Town Stardust Alestair 073 093 6791
Your province Your city Your team You Your no/email

Pictures from BeijingMen

On the Men’s side, Australia won the gold medal, defeating Canada with a final score of 72-60. The win was significant for Australia considering that Canada led for much of the match. Australia had a balanced attack, with three players scoring 16 or more points and all but one of their players in the points. (Scoresheet)

Great Britain won the bronze over the USA, defeating them by a margin of 85-77 behind a fantastic 32 points by Terence Bywater. (Scoresheet)

After qualifying twelfth out of twelve teams, the South African Mens Wheelchair Basketball team finished up tenth. South Africa was defeated by Brazil in the 9th/10th place match as Brazil proved to be the better team on the day, winning 68-46. (Scoresheet) Congratulations to the team for giving it their all and doing us proud!

Women

In the Women’s basketball, the USA beat Germany convincingly for the gold medal (50-38), having been behind after the first quarter. Like the Australian men’s performance, the attack was also quite balanced. (Scoresheet)

In the bronze medal match, Australia’s women showed their mettle by defeating Japan 53-47, with three players in double figures. Australia dominated the paint to take the last remaining medal. (Scoresheet)

All results

You can find all the matches and results on the Official Beijing results page here.

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  1. yani8m says:

    I quite enjoyed watching them play…could we get more coverage or more publicity when they have home games???

  2. Victor says:

    I watched USA vs Canada, it was an amazing game!!! There was a buzzer beater 3 pointer from the Canadians to take the game into overtime and then there was another period of overtime before Canada sealed the win. WOW. ciao,V

  3. Onalenna a.k.a M.O.M says:

    Vic we can learn eish from the wheel chair basketball because they are well organise in terms with the basketball and i i mean all the disablies sports are taken serious in the country thats why everyone what to be part of them.

    Is not that you don’t have talent is just Sports in South Africa is a joke, unless when you play the Big 3 (Soccer, Cricket and Rugby) than you sorted out.

    There is nothing wong with South African Basketball just we need help from the government to come throught

  4. kim says:

    Big up to the wheel chair team.I believe sometimes its not about how many games you win or lose but the ability to compete and this team was able to do that.

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