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A wheelchair basketball player makes his way down the court. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

A wheelchair basketball player makes his way down the court. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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ARLINGTON (AP) - The coach who has helped Texas-Arlington become a power in wheelchair basketball has helped the Army beat the Marines in a Warrior Games rematch.

The Army chose Movin’ Mavs coach Doug Garner to lead its wheelchair squad on the recommendation of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He held a December training camp at UTA, and another in April, for wounded Army soldiers from around the world aiming to make the team.

On Saturday, an Army squad that included three disabled Army veterans from the Movin’ Mavs beat the Marines, 44-19, in a rematch of the 2010 championship game.

Garner is the second coach of the Movin’ Mavs, whose founding coach Jim Hayes died in May 2008. The Movin’ Mavs have won seven national championships since forming in 1989.

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