Shepparton News

Tyndall and Rollers pushing into quarters

- By Tyler Maher

Waaia’s Jeremy Tyndall and the Australian Rollers are putting together a stellar wheelchair basketball campaign at the Tokyo Paralympic­s.

At the time of writing, Tyndall and the Rollers were preparing for their final group game of the tournament against Great Britain, having lost one of their first four matches.

That defeat came at the hands of the USA on August 29, with Tyndall on court for 17 minutes in the 66-38 result.

The 25-year-old is getting consistent court time across the tournament.

In a 64-53 triumph over Germany, Tyndall had almost 14 minutes, but has bettered that in every other clash.

He is yet to see his first points of the campaign drop, but had three rebounds, a steal and drew two fouls in his Paralympic debut against Iran among an 81-39 win.

The Rollers also defeated Algeria 83-37, and will comfortabl­y make the September 1 quarter-finals — but where they will be seeded will depend on the result against Great Britain.

● Bamawm’s Col Pearse is about to kick-off his Paralympic­s campaign in the pool.

Today he will tackle the men’s 100m butterfly before competing in the 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley on Thursday and Friday respective­ly.

 ?? Picture: Basketball Australia ?? Defending hard: Jeremy Tyndall in action against Germany.
Picture: Basketball Australia Defending hard: Jeremy Tyndall in action against Germany.
 ??  ?? Ready to swim: Col Pearse.
Ready to swim: Col Pearse.

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