The first Saint-Petersburg Wheelchair Basketball Cup was finished in Saint-Petersburg. Considering the fact that the tournament was held in the Yubileyniy Sports Palace during two days, the organizers decided to divide the participants into two groups. Then, the two group winners played in the cross-games (semifinals) to determine their final order. After that the teams played the finals and games for 3rd and 5th places. As a result, two teams played only 3 matches ("Wolves" and Latvia) and the others – four games
The tensest game took place at the group stage between the BasKI club and the Lithuanian national team. They had to play two extra 5-minute periods to determine the winner
"Nevskiy Alliance" vs Lithuania - 85:64
"Hosen" vs "BasKI" - 54:35
Latvia vs "Minsk Wolves" - 45:29
"BasKI" vs Lithuania - 47:39
"Nevkiy Alliance" vs "Hosen" - 81:40
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECTThe First International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament “The Latvia Wheelchair Basketball Sport Federation Cup” is finished in Cesis, Latvia. Six teams took part in the tournament: national teams of Latvia and Ukraine, national champions of Austria, Poland and Belarus and the team from Turkey. As a result of a three-day tournament, the Austrian “Conveen Sitting Bulls” became winners
The game between Belarusian and Turkish teams became one of the most exciting at the tournament. During all the game the teams struggled for every point. Before several seconds till the game’s end the Turks were two points ahead. But Minsk guys managed to equal the situation. The first extra time also ended in a draw. The second extra 5 minutes heated the atmosphere on the court to the highest degree. In a dramatic ending the victory was won by the Belarusians and the public awarded them with a storm of applause and cheers.
"MINSK WOLVES" BECAME DOUBLE CHAMPIONS OF BELARUS!
The II Championship of Belarus on wheelchair basketball is over. Four teams took part in it (“Minsk Wolves”, Minsk Region, Gomel and Mogilev).
After winning all the games, the Minsk Wolves became champions the second consecutive time. It faced no considerable challenge again, as the level of other Belarusian teams is much lower unfortunately. No wonder that the game with a Gomel team ended by the numbers of 103:11 in Minsk Wolves favour.
Here is the final table of the Chanpionship:
3rd place game:
Gomel – Mogilev 18 : 2
"Minsk Wolves" – Minsk Region 41 : 21
The "Minsk Wolves" captain Igor Striga became the MVP of the championship
VICTORIES COME TO THOSE WHO ARE STRIVING FOR THEM
When three years ago a newly formed Minsk Wolves wheelchair basketball team went to play the tournament of St. Petersburg Open, nobody thought of its victories yet.
No wonder, it was the attempt of the first Belarusian WB team. And nobody was surprised of loosing all the games then.
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