Canadian women beat U.S., take gold at Americas Cup wheelchair basketball tournament

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Cindy Ouellet had 30 points and seven assists as Canada defeated the U.S. 76-68 on Monday in the women's final at the 2022 Americas Cup wheelchair basketball tournament.

Canada went undefeated throughout the event, including a 100-30 victory over Argentina on Sunday to qualify for the world championships in November.

The Canadians were in control for much of the game, leading 44-27 at the half and 58-47 heading into the fourth.

The Canadians led by as many as 19 points.

“This is what we came here to do, so it’s good,” said Kady Dandeneau, who added 21 points and 13 rebounds. "The U.S. gave us a run for our money; they always do. It was a good push, but we came in, did what we wanted to do, and now we’re setting our sights on Worlds.”

The Canadian men collected won bronze earlier on Monday, beating host Brazil 56-46.

The men also qualified for the world championships with a 77-73 quarterfinal win over Colombia on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 18, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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