Medal-winning Warhawks score in Paralympics
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Mareike Adermann of Germany shoots during the women's wheelchair basketball semifinal vs. the Netherlands on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. Photo via Facebook.
Mareike Adermann, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater junior, led her team to the top of the wheelchair basketball world in London on Friday. Adermann and her German teammates defeated Australia 58-44 in the women’s Paralympics gold medal game. She led all players in points (19) and rebounds (5).
Her Warhawk teammates, playing for the United States, put on a strong effort throughout the tournament, but lost in the bronze medal game against the Netherlands by a score of 71-47.
The United States men’s wheelchair team medaled for the first time since 2000. Led by six Warhawks, they defeated host Great Britain 61-46 in the bronze medal game on Saturday. Alumus Joe Chambers ’10 was among the top scorers with 12 points.