European Wheelchair Basketball Championships Division C Group Winners Set

Teams compete at the European Wheelchair Basketball Championship Division C (Photo: IWBF)

The second day of the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships Division C took place on Wednesday with Belgium and Czech Republic topping their groups and looking strong for promotion.

Belgium opened the day in Group A and dominated their game against Portugal, claiming a 72-28 win over the Iberians. Bart Nunlens managed 20 points but perhaps even more impressive was Bart Nulens who managed a double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. That form continued in totheir second match as Belgium managed an even more impressive 78-27 win over Greece. Yono van Rompaey managed 19 points in that game as the two wins sealed Belgium the top spot in the group, making them a favorite for the title.

Ireland managed a strong performance to come back from their openingday defeat as they managed two big wins to boost their chances. They defeated Hungary in the biggest win of the tournament so far as they destroyed Hungary 81-16 and then Serbia 61-43 with Matthew Rollston starring as he has averaged 16 points a game so far in the tournament.

The hosts, Czech Republic guaranteed that they would top the group as they remained perfect in two games as they defeated Serbia 80-61 and Hungary 87-34. Again Adam Erben starred scoring 35 points in the first game and 44 inthe second. Those results mean that Czech Republic topped the group while the two wins for Ireland seal their passage to the next stage of competition.

On Thursday the final group stage games will take place as anumber of teams seek their first win of the tournament. The big game of the day will see Greece play Portugal in Group A as the winner will advance to the next stage of the tournament.


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