It took extra time to decide a winner between Canada and Turkey in Wheelchair Basketball on Thursday, but Turkey squeaked out a 77 – 73 victory.

Captain Bo Hedges was more involved than in his Tokyo 2020 Paralympic opening game, scoring four points, four rebounds, two assists, trading two steals and two turnovers, taking three fouls and drawing one.

Nikola Goncin led the way for Canada, scoring 33 points, including some big baskets to bring the teams even in the fourth quarter. Goncin shot the lights out from behind the arc, nailing four out of five shots from three-point range.

Turkey’s captain, Ozgur Gurbulak, led the offensive charge with 28 points and 13 assists.

Turkey went out to a seven-point lead in the first quarter before Canada clawed right back to make it even at halftime. The second half was a mirror image of the first half, with Canada charging out to a nine-point lead before Turkey chipped away in the fourth quarter, and momentarily took the lead.

A long pass from Anderson under his own bucket to a streaking Goncin with less than 10 seconds to go helped draw both teams level after 40 minutes.

Teams traded baskets and fouls through the overtime period until a pair of fouls sent Turkey to the free-throw line in the last minute to gain a four-point lead. After leading scorer Goncin fouled out in the final seconds, Turkey held on to win 77 – 73.

With three games left in the preliminary round, Canada will take on Japan Friday at 10:15 pm MST. With the loss, Canada sits last in the group while 2 – 0 Japan sits third.