May 27th, 2024

Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team drops 75-74 decision to Iran

By The Canadian Press on April 14, 2024.

Canada's Colin Higgins, Vincent Dallaire and Robert Hedges, left to right, wait for their silver medals in 3 x 3 men's wheelchair basketball  at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.  The Canadian men's wheelchair basketball team dropped a 75-74 decision to Iran on Sunday on the final day of group play at the IWBF Repechage tournament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

ANTIBES, France – The Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team dropped a 75-74 decision to Iran on Sunday on the final day of group play at the IWBF Repechage tournament.

Nik Goncin scored with three seconds remaining to give Canada a one-point lead but Sayari Mohamadhassan won it for Iran with a buzzer beater.

Colin Higgins had a team-high 25 points for Canada with 13 assists and 11 rebounds.

Despite its 0-3 record, Canada can still qualify for the Paris Paralympics with a victory over Italy (3-0) in the crossover game on Monday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2024.

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