Canadian women back on track in wheelchair basketball

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Arinn Young of Legal, Alta., and Cindy Ouellet of Quebec City combined for more than half of Canada’s scoring as they help put the women’s wheelchair basketball team back on the winning track at the Paralympic Games.
The Canadians defeated Brazil 82-49 to caps their preliminary round record at three wins and a loss. Young notched 22 points while Ouellet added 20.
Germany and Britain were also 3-1 in pool A but ranked first and second on the tie breaking procedure. Canada now advances to the quarterfinal against the Netherlands which was second in pool B also at 3-1. That match is on Tuesday.
In athletics, Pamela LeJean of Cape Breton, N.S. was fourth in the women’s F53 shot put. Tonight Austin Smeenk of Oakville, Ont., challenges for a medal in the T34 100-m.
Five Canadian swimmers reached finals in Monday’s heats. They are: Nathan Stein of Surrey, B.C., and Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., in the men’s S10 100-m butterfly, Samantha Ryan of Saskatoon in the women’s S10 100-m butterfly and Sarah Mehain of Vernon, B.C., and Tess Routliffe of Caledon, Ont., in the women’s S7 50-m butterfly.
“That was actually a really bad swim for me,” said Elliot.  ”I had a bad touch to the wall and I was not nearly fast enough. I’m hoping for a better first 50m tonight and to bring it back a little stronger.”
In archery, Karen Van Nest of North Bay, Ont., and Kevin Evans of Jaffray, B.C. opened the mixed team compound event with a victory over Spain but lost in the quarterfinal to China.
The Canadian men’s goalball team dropped to 1-2 in a high-scoring 17-13 loss to Algeria. They are currently tied for third in their pool with Algeria and Germany. The top-four from each pool advances. Canada closes out the prelims Tuesday against Sweden.
In wheelchair fencing, Pierre Mainville of St-Colomban, Que., went 1-3 in the prelims to advance to the quarterfinals where he lost 15-6 to Panagiotis Triantafyllou of Greece.
 
What Canada did on Monday morning at the Paralympic Games in Rio (all distances in metres)
 
Archery
Mixed team compound open
In round of 16 Karen Van Nest, North Bay, Ont., and Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C., defeated Spain 144-137.
In quarterfinal: Karen Van Nest, North Bay, Ont., and Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C., lost to China 155-143.
 
Athletics
Women’s F53 shotput: Pamela LeJean, Cape Breton, N.S. finished fourth in final.
6 :19 p.m. : Diane Roy, Sherbrooke, Que., T54 1500-m, heats
6:38 p.m..: Austin Smeenk, Oakville, Ont., T34 100-m FINAL
6:48 p.m.: Alexandre Dupont, St-Rémi, Que., and Tristan Smyth, Maple Ridge, B.C. heats
7:04 p.m: Josh Cassidy, Port Elgin, Ont., men’s T54 1500m heats.
 
Equestrian
1 p.m.: Robyn Andrews, St. John’s N.L., Team Test Grade 1a – still ongoing
 
Goalball
Men’s preliminary – Canada lost to Algeria 17-13 to drop to 1-2
6:15 p.m.: women’s preliminary – Canada (1-1) vs China (1-1)
 
Sailing
1:05 p.m.: John McRoberts, Victoria and Jackie Gay, Victoria 2-person keelboat (Skud 18) – race 01 and 02: Canada placed fifth for five points.
1:05 p.m.: Paul Tingley, Halifax; Logan Campbell, Saskatoon; Scott Lutes, Montreal 3-person keelboat (Sonar) – race 01 and 02. Canada placed second for two points.
1:15 pm.: Bruce Millar, Victoria, 1-person keelboat (2.4mR) – race 01 and 02. Canada placed sixth for six points.
 
Swimming
Men’s S13 400 freestyle:  Devin Gotell, Antigonish, N.S. and Tyler Mrak, Aldergorve, B.C., were 11th and 13th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s SM4 200 IM Tammy Cunnington, Red Deer, Alta., was 11th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S10 100 butterfly:  Nathan Stein, Surrey, B.C., and Alec Elliot, Kitchener, Ont., were fifth and sixth in heats and advance to final at 6:36 p.m.
Women’s S10 100 butterfly : Samantha Ryan, Saskatoon, fourth in heats and advances to final at 6:43 p.m.
Women’s S9 100 freestyle: Katarina Roxon, Corner Brook, N.L., was 14th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S7 50 butterfly:  Jean-Michel Lavallière, Quebec City, 10th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S7 50 butterfly:  Sarah Mehain, Vernon, B.C., and Tess Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., were fourth and eighth in heats and advance to final at 8:08 p.m.
 
Wheelchair basketball
Women’s preliminary – Canada defeated Brazil 82-49 to improve to 3-1. Arinn Young, Legal, Alta., scored 22 points and Cindy Ouellet, Quebec City 20 points.
7:30 p.m.: men’s preliminary – Canada (0-3) vs Turkey (3-1)
 
Wheelchair fencing
Men’s individual sabre category B preliminaries pool A
Pierre Mainville, St-Colomban, Que., lost to Panagiotis Triantafyllou, Greece 5-1; lost to  Yanke Feng, China, 5-2; lost to Adrian Castro, Poland, 5-1; defeated Balwinder Cheema, Germany, 5-0.
12:25 p.m: Mainville vs Triantafyllou, men’s individual sabre category B quarterfinals.
2:15 p.m.: men’s individual sabre category B semifinals.
3:05 p.m. men’s individual sabre category B bronze match
3:55 p.m. men’s individual sabre category B gold medal match.

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