Riley Ljungdahl of the Denver Lady Rolling Nuggets makes a pass during the 2016 NWBA Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Photo by Tillie Vuksich
The 2016 NWBA Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Denver, Milwaukee and PossAbilities Shield Victorious to Open 2016 NWBA Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Desiree Miller of the Milwaukee Lady Bucks shoots the ball during the 2016 NWBA Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Photo by Tillie Vuksich
The 2016 NWBA Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament started on Friday with a trio of games at West Seattle High School in Seattle, Wash. The three-day event will crown the Women’s National Champion on Sunday morning.
The Denver Lady Rolling Nuggets started the tournament with a commanding 59-20 win over the hometown favorite Seattle Storm. The Milwaukee Lady Bucks cruised to a 77-27 victory over the Lady Hawks of LWSRA. The PossAbilities Shield Maidens beat the ParaSport Spokane, 40-6.
Up first on Saturday will be three games at 8 a.m., featuring: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Shield Maidens; Dallas Mavericks vs. Seattle Storm; and Denver Lady Rolling Nuggets vs. University of Arizona. The pool competition will continue with another trio of games at 9:45 a.m. with: Dallas Mavericks vs. University of Arizona; Milwaukee Bucks vs. ParaSport Spokane; and Shield Maidens vs. LWSRA.
The preliminary pool play will conclude with LWSRA vs. ParaSports Spokane; Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks; and University of Arizona vs. Seattle Storm.
Cross pool play will finish out Saturday games, with all placement games set for Sunday at 9 a.m. The National Title Game will tip off at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The Pool A teams are: Denver Nuggets; Dallas Mavericks; University of Arizona; and Seattle Storm. The Pool B teams are: Milwaukee Bucks; Shield Maidens; LWSRA; and ParaSport Spokane.