Gliders rebound at world titles

Shelley Chaplin

Shelley Chaplin

HARCOURT'S Shelley Chaplin and her Australian Gliders team-mates have rebounded from a quarter-final defeat to beat China at the Women's Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Canada.

The Gliders scored a 62-57 win against China to qualify for the fixth-sixth play-off against Great Britain.

Less than 24 hours after falling to Canada in the quarter-finals, the Gliders held off a late charge from China.

Gliders' star Amber Merritt hit a game-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds.

Coming off an impressive performance in the quarter finals, Kylie Gauci recorded her first double-double of the tournament, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Sarah Stewart had 16 points (8-of-12 FG).

Australia led 32-29 at half-time.

The third quarter was the Gliders best as they surged to a 50-40 lead at a quarter to go.

The Australian Gliders face Great Britain on Sunday at 12:00am AEST.

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