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Day 1 results - Mar 16, 2006

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Australia claimed a +100pts victory over a weak India team, 146-46 on the wings of Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81)'s 41pts. In the other game, England defeated Mozambique 84-46.

England - Mozambique: 84-46
England secured a surprisingly large victory over Mozambique thanks to a great 39% three-point shooting and a great rebounding force (43 to 32). Sally Kaznica led the Brits with 15pts 5/8FG, Rosalee Mason added 14pts and Caroline Ayres netted 13pts in 12 minutes. For Mozambique, Nadia Rodrigues (16pts 5/10FG) and Deolina Gimo (10pts 3/9) were the only ones able to score in double-figures.

Boxscore here

Australia - India: 146-46
Everyone predicted an easy pool phase for Australia, and it seems that everybody was right. Australia blasted a poor India team 146-46! Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) almost score more on her own than the entire indian squad, LJ netted 41pts in just 20 minutes.
That (winning by 100 points) was a goal for us,” Jackson said. “I’m just so proud.”
The Indians were also spectacularly out rebounded in the match, 56 to 18. Belinda Snell added 21pts and Hollie Grima posted 19pts. Anitha Pauldurai netted 21pts for the indian side.

Boxscore here


FIBA cancel Commonwealth Basketball Championships - 7 Years ago
THIS year's Commonwealth Basketball Championships, due to be staged in New Delhi in August, have been cancelled by the world governing body, FIBA. The decision comes just two weeks after FIBA had written to Keith Mair, chief executive of England Basketball, to confirm that a men's tournament would be staged in the Indian capital. The tournament was not directly connected with the Commonwealth Games, which are being held in India for the first time in October   [read more]

Stats Leaders, Awards and Final Standings - 11 Years ago
After 10 days of competition, Australia won the first-ever Commonwealth Games women basketball tournament in Melbourne over New Zealand, England claimed the Bronze medal. Check out who were the top-performers during this tournament. We will post a team-by-team recap in the next days   [read more]

Australia takes the Gold! - 11 Years ago
As expected, Australia claimed the Gold medal in the first-ever women basketball tournament in the Commonwealth Games. In the championship games, Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) and her teamates defeated New Zealand 77-39. This game closed an interesting tournament where the Opals were playing on another level. We will post a complete recap of this tournament and the stats leaders in the next days   [read more]

England get the Bronze! - 11 Years ago  
Classification Games - Mozambique claimed the 5th place - 11 Years ago  
Semifinals - Australia will face New Zealand for the Gold - 11 Years ago  
Stats leaders after the pool phase - 11 Years ago  
End of the pool phase - 11 Years ago  
We know the semifinals teams - 11 Years ago  
Day 3 results - 11 Years ago  
Day 2 results - 11 Years ago  
Day 1 results - 11 Years ago  
Games Schedule - 11 Years ago  
Mozambique playing for the future - 11 Years ago  

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Commonwealth Games Standings
 1. Australia 7-0 
 2. N.Zealand 6-1 
 3. U.Kingdom 5-2 
 4. Nigeria 4-3 
 5. Mozambiq. 3-4 
 6. India 2-5 
 7. Malaysia 1-6 
 8. Malta 0-7 
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