What a debut for 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball at Commonwealth Games, both our teams were vying for gold. Kudos to our men and women who became first ever wheelchair basketball champions and runners-up respectively at Commonwealth Games.
Lachlin Dalton, came up clutch again like in semi-final to put an end to nail-bitting gold medal game taking Aussies home with 11-9 win over Canada. Beating the Canadians in the tournament opener our men went in with unshakeable belief of making their country proud. Luke Pople was the top scorer for us in the night of the finals with 6 points while Jake Kavanagh and Kurt Thomson sealed the medal with their experiences for us.
Complete stats from the gold medal game can be found here.
Australia women also had an impeccable tournament bringing silver medal home. After hard fought game against the hosts in the semi-final, our women fell short against the Canadians in the chase for gold. With highest 2-point shooting % in the tournament Georgia Inglis was one of top valued player (19.5), one seed above her was our very own Amber Meritt (23) making her mark in top scorers as well. Hannah Dodd and Ella Sabljak played a crucial role for being undefeated throughout until gold medal game.
Full stats from women’s gold medal game can be found here.
Congratulations to all our league competitors!!