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Hedges and Anderson lead Canada to victory over Germans

Canada has extended its unbeaten streak in wheelchair basketball at this year's Paralympic Games. On Sunday, September 2, Team Canada and Germany hit the hardwood in a preliminary wheelchair basketball game, each putting their undefeated streaks on the line, with Canada emerging victorious by a score of 73-66.

In what was a closely contested game, Canada gained some distance on the scoreboard in the second quarter, when the red and white outscored Germany 19-10, concluding the opening half of the game leading 36-28.

Canada proceeded to hold onto the lead throughout the game's second half, propelling them to their fourth victory in-a-row, and extending their undefeated streak in the tournament.

In addition to another stellar performance from Canada's Patrick Anderson, who scored 25 points, dished out a game-high 12 assists and pulled down 15 rebounds, also a game-high, Fort St. John's Bo Hedges had a game to remember as well.

Earning 28:45 minutes of play time, Hedges scored 24 points, grabbed two defensive rebounds, forced two turnovers and drew two fouls.  

With the victory, Canada now leads group B in the preliminary round with 8 points, four wins and no losses. 

After a win over the Germans, Canada's focus will now shift Colombia, which will be played Monday, September 3, beginning at 10:45 p.m.