41-78. Asier García leads Spain’s recital against Canada

Tokyo, Aug 26 (EFE) .- The Spanish men’s wheelchair basketball team achieved its second victory at the Tokyo Paralympic Games by beating Canada with the outstanding performance of one of its captains, Asier García, who scored 23 points .

The team led by Oscar Trigo jumped onto the Ariake Arena track with one more march than its rival and, from the beginning, began to impose its game without too much opposition, reaching the end of the first quarter with a thirteen-point advantage that was extended to rest until seventeen.

With a solid defense that despaired the Canadians, the Spanish players were wearing down their rival at the rhythm of baskets until reaching the last quarter with the score practically sentenced due to the twenty-two points difference.

The most decisive Spanish player was Asier García, with 23 points and nine rebounds, while the most successful of the Canadians was Nikola Goncin with 15.

With this victory Spain adds its second triumph in Tokyo. The first was against South Korea. Now the Spanish team is the leader of group A, which also includes Turkey, Colombia and Japan, which have not yet debuted.

Data sheet:

41 – Canada (10 + 14 + 10 + 7): Nikola Goncin (15), Patrick Anderson (8), Robert Hedges, Lee Melymick (2) and Tyler Miller (1) – starting five – Deion Green, Vincent Dallaire (2 ), Blaise Mutwaire (2), Colin Higgins, Chad Jassman, Jonatan Vermette and Garrett Ostepchuk (3).

78 – Spain (23 + 18 + 15 + 22): Stix, Alejandro Zarzuela (4), Jordi Ruiz (16), Asier García (23) and Manuel Lorenzo Díaz (13) -the starting quintet- Pablo Zarzuela, Fran Lara, Amadou Diallo (8), David Mouriz (7), Oscar Onrubia, Ignacio Ortega (7) and Agustín Alejos.

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