The Canadian women improved to 2-0 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with a 73-28 win against Argentina this morning at the Rio Olympic Arena.
Canada women seized control of the game against Argentina from the opening tip-off and never relinquished it. Canada opened the game on a 14-0 run by setting up shop in the paint and extended its lead to 24-4 by the end of the first quarter. Argentina had no answer for the Canadian attack and struggled to keep shooters outside of the key. The trend continued in the second frame with Canada taking a 34-10 advantage into halftime.
Canada continued to dominate in the second half en route to the decisive victory. The Canadian side utilized its depth as all 12 players got into game action and contributed both on the scoresheet and in shutting down the Argentinian offence. The Canadian bench accounted for 53 per cent of team scoring with 39 points.
Canada player Melanie Hawtin said,“It feels pretty good to be up 2-0 to be honest, we came out strong and that’s what we talked about from the very beginning. We wanted to bring our best from the very beginning and I think we’ve done that.
“I think we really stayed disciplined and worked together as a team. I think we stuck to our communication which is a big part in sticking together and executing.”
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