Huracanes Qualify for National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
The local wheelchair basketball team was able to raise the name of Quintana Roo on high by obtaining a ticket to the national tournament which will be held in November in Mexico City, with official dates yet to be confirmed.
The Playa del Carmen quintet participated in the Tabasco state finals at the beginning of September, together with another team, the Jaguares of Chiapas. The local teams participating were the Lagartos of Villahermosa, Jaguares of Cardenas, and the Tigrillos of Huimanguillo; the Palacio de los Deportes in Villahermosa was the location of this tournament.
The players won all of the three games that they played. The first against the Tigrillos of Huimanguillo by 39:14. The next game they defeated the Jaguares of Villahermosa, 44:34. Then in what was perhaps the most disputed game, they beat Lagartos of Cárdenas, 28:24.
The game was held on September 11 and the warriors, Marcos Pulido, Jesús Tosca, Omar Echeverría, Rigel Rosado, Antonio Trapdo, Luis Azcorra, Ignacio Vázquez and Pedro showed what they have learned from their trainer Juan Pablo, that in the face of a physical setback, for the heart, there is no impediment, as this great team won the ticket to the National Finals.
Huracanes are going through to the final / Photos: Juan Sosa