March 31st, 2020

Steamers, Medicine Hat host wheelchair tourney


By Lethbridge Herald on February 5, 2020.

Lethbridge
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 with a 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.

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