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Brett Stibners has launched Australia’s wheelchair basketball campaign in Tokyo with some superb shooting against Iran on Thursday. The Wollongong Roller Hawks veteran finished with 21 points in an 81-39 Paralympics demolition, after having 13, five rebounds and three assists to half-time. Bill Latham had 15 points, Tristan Knowles 12 and Shaun Norris 11, while Michael Auprince was outstanding on the board with eight rebounds. Read more: Emma McKeon sets sights on new piece of history after Tokyo success The Aussies charged to a 28-8 lead by the first break and after a spirited second-term battle, surged clear after the break. Meanwhile, the Gliders, the women’s national team, will need to bounce back after losing their opening two games. Read more: Laurie Daley’s best performers of the 2021 NRL season On Thursday, Wollongong’s Hannah Dodd had seven points and…

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