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Wheelchair Warhawks win national championship

Fourth title in this decade

 

(Published April. 2, 2007, 9:38 a.m.)

The UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team brought home its fourth national championship trophy this decade after a 70-57 victory over Edinboro University a week ago Saturday, March 24.

The win capped off a perfect 20-0 conference record and a 28-2 season record.

"Winning never gets old, and this team was a joy to watch all season," Head Coach Tracy Chynoweth said. "They worked extremely hard and had a ton of fun together."

Freshman Joe Chambers led the Warhawks with 23 points. Sophomore Matt Scott and Junior Jamie Mazzi combined for 26 points.

This is the team's seventh national championship (1982, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2005). The Warhawks placed second in the national tournament last year, losing a heartbreaker to the University of Texas-Arlington 55-53.

The Warhawks finish the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The team is coached by Tracy Chynoweth. Assistant coach is Mike Bauler.

Team members are Matt Scott, Detroit, Mich.; Derrick Dortch, Jackson, Miss.; Scott Harrington, Sacramento, Calif.; Andre Bienek, Frankfurt, Germany; Darren Skuse, Sydney, Australia; Nate Hinze, Cedar Grove,; Ian Lynch, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Rob Welty, San Clemente, Calif.; Allon Dor-Onn, Tel Aviv, Israel; Jeremy Campbell, Birmingham, Ala.; Matt Lesperance, Coleman, Wis.; Jaime Mazzi, Boston, Mass.; Jay Baker, Edgerton, and Joe Chambers, Davis, Calif.

 

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