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UW-Whitewater closes in on wheelchair title

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Gazette Staff
March 14, 2009
— Joe Chambers picked up where he left off to give UW-Whitewater a shot at its eighth wheelchair basketball national championship.

After scoring 36 points in the Warhawks’ 95-43 thrashing of Missouri on Thursday, Chambers scored 32 points to lift Whitewater (31-1) past Arizona, 77-42, and into today’s National Intercollegiate Wheelchair championship game with Illinois at 2 p.m here at Williams Center.


Admission is free.


The No. 1 seed Warhawks made 18 of 36 (50 percent) field goal attempts in the first half to take a commanding 46-20 lead.


Chambers made 14 of 24 field-goal attempts, while making 4 of 6 free throws.


Andre Bienek added 15 points to the Warhawks’ effort, while teammate Bingo Wofford chipped in 10 points.


WHITEWATER 77, ARIZONA 42


Arizona (42)—Prioleau, 6-3-16; Downes, 1-0-2; Ah-Fook, 1-0-2; Reilly, 1-1-3; Harris, 1-0-2; Applegate, 4-0-8; Burnett, 3-1-7; Barty, 1-0-2. Totals: 18-5-42.


Whitewater (77)—Okon, 1-0-2; Bienek, 7-1-15; Dor-Onn, 4-1-9; Wofford, 5-0-10; Chambers, 14-4-32. Totals: 33-11-77.


Arizona 20 22—42


UW-Whitewater 46 31—77


Three-point goals—Arizona 1 (Reilly). Free throws missed—Arizona 9, Whitewater 5. Total fouls—Arizona 14, Whitewater 17.


National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Tournament


At UW-Whitewater


RESULTS FRIDAY


Game 5—Edinboro 57, Southwest Minnesota State 35


Game 6—Alabama 53, Missouri 27


Game 7—Illinois 81, Texas-Arlington 64


Game 8—UW-Whitewater 77, Arizona 44.


GAMES TODAY


Game 9—Seventh-place game: Missouri vs. Southwest Minnesota State, 8 a.m.


Game 10—Fifth-place game: Alabama vs. Edinboro, 10 a.m.


Game 11—Third-place game: Arizona vs. UT Arlington, noon


Game 12—National championship game: UW-Whitewater vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.



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