By Woodard, Dale on February 5, 2020.
The Lethbridge Wheelchair Basketball Association-Lethbridge Steamers and Medicine Hat Mustangs played the role of tournament hosts last weekend.
The clubs teamed up for the Alberta B Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization Fritz Sick Gymnasium Saturday and Sunday.
Four teams, including a team from Edmonton and Calgary, competed in the two-day tournament.
Lethbridge got things started Saturday with a 60-24 win over Edmonton as Henry Smith led Lethbridge with 17 points.
Medicine Hat defeated Calgary 34-24 in the second game and followed that up 42-22 win over Edmonton.
The Steamers beat Calgary 46-38 as Ron Van Elswyk scored 10 points and John Banman had nine.
On Sunday, Calgary kicked things off with a 32-27 win over Edmonton.
Lethbridge and Medicine Hat then squared off in a southern Alberta tilt as Lethbridge earned a close 40-38 win. Ron Van Elswyk led the Steamers with 10 points.
Medicine Hat scored some payback in the final with a 35-32 win over Lethbridge as Matthew Hatch put up 14 points for Medicine Hat.
The Wheelchair Basketball League is a fully integrated league, featuring male and female athletes with and without a disability playing together in a spirit of competition and camaraderie.