Day One – Friday 29th July | Group Stage
We tipped off the tournament with our Women taking to the court to face Australia. Both teams started strong, however Australia hit their groove with 6 and a half minutes to go. Scotland pulled out all the stops to stay in the game, but it wasn’t to be as Australia picked up the win, 21-9.
Up next, it was over to our Men for their first game of the competition against Sri Lanka. Not letting first game nervous get to them, our Men looked comfortable on court from the beginning. With Malcolm picking up half of Scotland’s points, he helped lead us to our first comfortable win, 9-16.
There wasn’t too long to rest for our Men as they were first up in the second session of the day, where they face Canada in what turned into a very exciting/nail-biting game. After trading baskets back and forth, with 6.4 seconds left on the clock, the game was all tied up at 20-20. However, an incredible basket by Jimenez saw Scotland reach that 21-point mark, as the winning streak for our men continued!
The celebrations couldn’t last too long as our Women were next up on court for their second and final game of the day. Outstanding teamwork saw all four players on the scoreboard, as Scotland came away with a very comfortable win over Sri Lanka 21-5. Their first 21-point game of the tournament.
Scotland’s last game of the day saw our Women’s Wheelchair team take to the court to face the mighty Australia. Despite 5 points from Hamer, Australia took an early lead and we struggled to recover, losing the game 12-5.