Gliders win big over Japan

HARCOURT'S Shelley Chaplin scored 10 points in the Australian Gliders wheelchair basketball team's big win over Japan at the Lakeshore Cup in Alabama on Wednesday. 

It was a dominant display by the Gliders, who defeated Japan 69-35. 

Amber Merritt top scored with 25 points.

In their earlier game against the USA the Gliders went down by 13 points. 

In the Gliders final game of the three-day tournament on Thursday they defeated USA 62-57. 

The Australian team is currently on a tour of North America ahead of the 2014 world championships. 

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