A match-up with the host nation was set after the Gliders suffered their second loss of the tournament to the undefeated Netherlands 47-38 this morning.
After holding a narrow lead at the end of the first and second quarters, the Gliders could not withstand the second half Dutch onslaught, eventually going down by nine points.
In a low-scoring affair, Sarah Stewart top-scored for the Gliders with 10 points and four assists, while Cobi Crispin had 8 points and Kylie Gauci had 4 points and six assists.
It was the Gliders who had the better of the early exchanges of the final game of the group stages, establishing a 16-12 advantage at the conclusion of the first period.
The teams continued to battle in the second quarter, with the Dutch cutting the lead to just one point at the main interval, with the Gliders more than matching their undefeated opponents.
It was after the half that the Netherlands began to take control of the contest, outscoring the Gliders 14-6 in the thirds quarter and 22-11 for the second half, ensuring they would finish the pool on top with a 5-0 record.
The defeat had the Gliders earn a 3-2 record and third place in the pool, meaning a quarter final clash with the Canadian would eventuate.
A timely rest day will see the Gliders take a break from competition after five games in as many days.
Next up for the Australian Gliders is Canada in quarter final action on Friday at 8:00am AEST, with fans able to watch the game LIVE online at http://2014wheelchairbasketball.com/connect/watch-the-games-live.
For the latest information on the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships visit the official tournament website at http://2014wheelchairbasketball.com/.
Australian Gliders Quarter Final Fixture
Australian Gliders v Canada
Friday 27 June @ 8:00am (AEST)
*All games will be streamed LIVE at the official tournament website:http://2014wheelchairbasketball.com/connect/watch-the-games-live.
Australian Gliders Team for the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships
Shelley Chaplin Victoria
Cobi Crispin Victoria
Shelley Cronau MineCraft Comets
Leanne Del Toso Victoria
Kylie Gauci Stacks Goudkamp Bears
Bridie Kean MineCraft Comets
Amber Merritt The Be Active Western Stars
Clare Nott The Be Active Western Stars
Kathleen O’Kelly-Kennedy Stacks Goudkamp Bears
Sarah Stewart Sydney University Flames
Stephanie van Leeuwen Sydney University Flames
Sarah Vinci The Be Active Western Stars
Head Coach: Tom Kyle
Assistant Coach: Troy Sachs
Assistant Coach: David Gould
Technical Assistant Coach: Markus Klusemann
Team Manager: Jane Kyle
Recovery Specialist: Jo Vaile
Physiotherapist: Anna de Araugo