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Canada eliminated, hoping for at least one win in Rio prelims

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bo Hedges and the rest of the Canadian Men’s wheelchair basketball squad have been officially eliminated from advancing at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

The Canadians have gone winless so far in the Wheelchair Basketball preliminary round at the Games. Canada was nearly doubled up by Spain 80-46 on Thursday to start the tournament. On Friday, things were looking good for the team as they lead the Netherlands 19-15 at the half. The Dutch then poured it on in the second half to take the win 49-32. Saturday saw a rematch of the London 2012 Paralympics gold medal game. This time, it was the Australians that cruised to victory, winning 78-53. Hoping for redemption on Sunday, the Canadian team couldn’t find any as they fell to Japan 76-45.

Hedges and the rest of the team will be playing their final preliminary round game today against Turkey and hope to end the tournament on a high note. The match begins at 2:30 p.m. Fort St. John time.

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