Team wheels to victory

The Waikato A Wheelchair Basketball team were crowned national champions on Sunday, beating Canterbury in Tauranga to take the trophy.

The Waikato A Wheelchair Basketball team were crowned 2018 Wheelchair Basketball National Champions in Tauranga last Sunday.

Eight teams were competing over two pools in the competition, with Cambridge locals Maioro Barton and CJ Takiari taking to the court for Waikato A in Pool 1, while Ryan Branje turned out for the Waikato (B) Tanks in Pool 2.

The Waikato Tanks had a tough pool and didn’t win any games, but came close in a few. Waikato A played Canterbury in Sunday’s final, beating the South Islanders by a convincing 69 to 38.

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