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Another great win for SA wheelchair basketballers in Angola

Our South African wheelchair players continued their fine form at the IWBF World Championship Qualifiers tournament in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Missing seven retired Paralympic players since London last year, the young, new-look side, played a comprehensive game against Angola, outplaying them in all phases of the game from the first minute.

They notched up a resounding 41-17 lead at the halfway mark and a spirited fight back in the second quarter by the host nation was still not good enough to close the deficit as the full time whistle going with the score on 83-35.

That now means that South Africa has now notched their fourth straight win of the tournament. They have beaten Egypt, Nairobi and Morocco, before their latest victory.

Their next match is against Algeria on Wednesday, the only team they haven’t come up against to date in the six-nation tournament.

In other matches on Tuesday, Morocco beat Nigeria 66-46 after suffering three straight defeats and Algeria beat Egypt 61-53 to remain top of the log with South Africa on eight points each.

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