ARLINGTON, TX - The first day of competition is in the books for the 2017 NWBA National Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Games today featured some fierce play by all teams.
The first game of the day was the Lady Mavericks against the LWSRA Lady Hawks. The Mavericks looked for contributions on offense from Desiree Miller with 10 points and Emily Seelenfreud with 10 points. The Lady Mavericks led the entire game, finishing with a final score of 49-40.
The second matchup today was the PossAbilities Shield Maidens versus the Utah Rush. The Shield Maidens had a stellar performance from Courtney Ryan with 16 points. The Shield Maidens played strong and aggressive capturing the game 42-18.
An evenly matched third game paired the Utah Rush with the LWSRA Lady Hawks. Current U.S. Women’s National Team members led their respective teams offensively, for the Utah Rush Josie Dehart scored 17 points and for the LWSRA Lady Hawks Zoe Voris scored 16 points. The Hawks captured their first victory of the tournament with a score of 44-36.
The last game of the day was a physical and spirited game with the Lady Mavericks against the PossAbilities Shield Maidens. The Shield Maidens worked to stay within striking distance of the Lady Mavericks, though the sound defense of the Mavericks was too much as they secured a 44-36 victory. The Mavericks were led by Desiree Miller with 14 points and the Shield Maidens by Courtney Ryan with 14 points.
Round robin play will finish Saturday with the PossAbilities Shield Maidens vs. LWSRA Lady Hawks at 9:00 AM CST and the Utah Rush vs. Lady Mavericks at 11:00 AM CST. Bracket play will start tomorrow following round robin play.
Check the NWBA Facebook page for photos and tournament updates. Daily news articles will also be posted on the NWBA website. Click on the link below to watch games via live stream.
Friday, March 17
9:00AM Lady Mavericks 49 vs. LWSRA Lady Hawks 40
11:00AM PossAbilities Shield Maidens 42 vs. Utah Rush 18
1:00PM LWSRA Lady Hawks 44 vs. Utah Rush 36
3:00PM Lady Mavericks 47 vs. PossAbilities Shield Maidens 36
Saturday, March 18
9:00AM PossAbilities Shield Maidens vs. LWSRA Lady Hawks
11:00AM Utah Rush vs. Lady Mavericks
1:00PM Round Robin #1 Seed vs. Round Robin #4 Seed
3:00PM Round Robin #2 Seed vs. Round Robin #3 Seed
Sunday, March 19
9:00AM Third & Fourth Place Game
11:00AM National Championship Game