Friday, August 31, 2012
London, England — At London's Olympic Basketball Arena last night, Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team decisively beat South Africa by a score of 93 to 39 before a crowd of 2,106. The game was the first played by both teams at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Justin Eveson led Australia in scoring with 21 points. Richard Nortje led his team in scoring, and was the only South African player to reach double digits in points scored. Australia's next match is against Turkey, and South Africa's next match is against Spain later today.
South Africa listens to their national anthem before the game is played Image: Laura Hale.
Australia listens to their national anthem before the game is played Image: Laura Hale.
Australia's coaches listen to their national anthem before the game is played Image: Laura Hale.
14 Nick Taylor and 12 Grant Mizens slap hands after a play Image: Laura Hale.
13 Stuart Jellows enters the gameImage: Laura Hale.
The South African team watches the game from the benchImage: Laura Hale.
Brad Ness brings the ball down the floor for Australia Image: Laura Hale.
South African Samuel van Niekerk gets pinched by Australia's Jannik Blair and Grant Mizens Image: Laura Hale.
South Africa rights a player as they prepare to inbound the ball Image: Laura Hale.
Richard Nort Je gets back into his chairImage: Laura Hale.