GB women earn first victory as men stay unbeaten on Day 2 | Rio Paralympics Recap

It was double delight on Day 2, at the Paralympic Games, as GB’s Men (2-0) recorded their second victory and GB’s Women (1-1) earned their first win in Rio.

Having suffered a narrow opening day defeat to Canada, GB’s Women all but ensured their maiden victory in the first quarter of their second match as they blazed to an early 20-2 lead over Argentina. Unwilling to let their opponents begin to contemplate a comeback, GB took the second stanza 14-4 before claiming the third period 21-3: establishing a commanding 55-9 advantage. The final quarter saw Argentina’s best offensive output (11 points) but it was GB who took the win 79-20. All 12 of GB’s players saw court time with four players hitting double-digits. Katie Morrow top scored with 16 points.

GB’s Men also wasted little time in laying down an early marker against Iran: outscoring the opposition 21-13 in the opening quarter. A closer second stanza saw GB extend their advantage by only four points, as the team went into the half time break 46-35 to the good. It wasn’t long after the resumption before GB put the game to bed, taking the third period 19-9 to extend their cushion to 21 points. Able to once again rotate the squad, GB closed out the game with ease to record an 84-60 victory and extend their unbeaten start. Ian Sagar and Terry Bywater top scored with 16 points each.

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