The men’s wheelchair basketball team, which includes Fergus’ Patrick Anderson, Kitchener’s Tyler Miller, former Cambridge resident Abdi Fatah Dini and Kitchener-born Brandon Wagner, beat 77-51 Spain in the Paralympic quarterfinals Wednesday.
Anderson once again led Canada’s offensive effort, recording 16 points and 10 offensive rebounds in the game. The men now play host Great Britain on Thursday in the semifinals.
The women’s wheelchair basketball team, which includes Katie Harnock of Elmira, have been knocked out of contention for a medal and play Mexico on Thursday. Harnock had two points and four assists in the 67-55 to the United States in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Guelph's Josh Cassidy qualified for the 800-metre wheelchair race final after recording a season-best time of 1:38.24 Wednesday morning. He races in that final Thursday.
A day earlier, Cassidy came tenth in the men’s 1,500-metre final Tuesday, finishing with a time of 3:14.70. He had advanced to the final after coming third in his qualifying heat on Monday.
Cassidy, who last week failed to advance to the final in the men’s 5000-metre wheelchair race, is also slated to race in the wheelchair marathon on Friday.