Gliders beaten by Great Britain

THE Australian Gliders women's wheelchair basketball team, which included Harcourt's Shelley Chaplin has ended its world titles campaign in sixth place.

Australia took on Great Britain in Sunday morning's match to decide fifth and six in Canada.

A great contest went into overtime after scores were 64-all after 40 minutes.

Great Britain went on to win 77-70.

It was again a master class from Gliders star Amber Merritt, who finished  with her third 25-plus point game of the tournament, posting a match-high 32 points on a remarkable 16-of-20 shooting from the field.

The 21-year-old Western Australian was the standout for the Gliders, adding seven rebounds.

Merritt finished the tournament as the Gliders leading scorer at more than 15 points per game.

Merritt found support in Cobi Crispin (six points, eight rebounds and four assists), Clare Nott (10 points) and Leanna Del Toso (eight points and seven assists).


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