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Day 3 results - Mar 18, 2006

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Australia continues its demolition tournament. After a 100-point win over India, the Opals blasted Mozambique 104-26. Australia already secured a berth in the semifinals. So did England with a large 104-57 win over India. On Monday, Australia and England will play for the pool's top spot.

England - India: 104-57
India made a good games but the players were really dominated in the paint (27rbs to 52) to get anything done in this contest. The game was over after one half when England reached the break on a 63-35 mark. Andrea Congreaves (193-C-70) and Shelly Boston (C/F-75) both scored 17pts while Rosalee Mason (180-F/G-79) recorded a double-double with 12pts 4/5FG and 10rbs. On the Indian side, Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-84) netted 16pts and Shiba Maggon (174-F-76) added 11pts.

Boxscore here

Australia - Mozambique: 104-26
Another easy win for Australia, each player played at least 14 minutes and the team shot for 54% from the field, on the other hand Mozambique only hit 6 field-goals (6/54)! Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) scored 23pts 9/14FG, Jacinta Hamilton (187-F/C-82) netted 18pts 7/9FG and Jenny Whittle (197-C-73) and WNBL 2006 MVP Katrina Hibbert (180-G/F-77, college: LSU) both scored 13pts. For Mozambique, Rute Muianga (176-F-83) (8pts) and Valerdina Manhonga (163-G-80) (7pts) were the only ones able to score two baskets.

Boxscore here


FIBA cancel Commonwealth Basketball Championships - Feb 4, 2010

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 - Mar 25, 2006

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! - Mar 24, 2006

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! - Mar 23, 2006  
Classification Games - Mozambique claimed the 5th place - Mar 22, 2006  
Semifinals - Australia will face New Zealand for the Gold - Mar 21, 2006  
Stats leaders after the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006  
End of the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006  
We know the semifinals teams - Mar 19, 2006  
Day 3 results - Mar 18, 2006  
Day 2 results - Mar 17, 2006  
Day 1 results - Mar 16, 2006  
Games Schedule - Mar 14, 2006  
Mozambique playing for the future - Mar 14, 2006  

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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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