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Day 3 results - Mar 18, 2006

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With a 84-63 victory over England, New Zealand took the first spot of the pool on the wings of its newly-naturalized forward Casey Frank (205-F-77). Barbados keeps its semifinals hopes alive with a 88-72 win over South Africa.

New Zealand - England: 84-63
That was a very important game between the teams which has won their opening game, New Zealand won this contest 84-63 and take the first spot of the pool, the best one to avoir a semifinals contest agaisnt the mighty australians. The Tall Blacks made the break in the second quarter: 21-12. Newly naturalized Casey Frank (205-F-77) led his side with 21pts 8/13FG and 6rbs, Pero Cameron (199-F/C-74, agency: Duran International) recorded almost a double-double with 11pts 4/10FG and 9rbs, Edward Book (210-C-70) netted 10pts 4/6. For England, Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80) scored 19pts 7/16FG 9rbs, former NBA-player John Amaechi (207-C-71) added 13pts 3/6FG and Germayne Forbes (186-G-80) chipped in with 8pts 3/5FG.

Boxscore here

Barbados - South Africa: 88-72
Barbados made a better start in this game reaching half-time on a 50-22 mark, despite a good run in the last quarter South Africa was unable to come back. Victor Payne (194-G/F-75, college: Cent.Conn.St.) and Jeremy Gill (183-G-84) both scored a game-high with 23pts for Barbados, their teamate Dean Browne (206-F/C-80) posted 14pts and 11rbs. On the losing side, Neo Mothiba recorded 18pts, Nyakallo Nthuping (199-F/C-80) scored 16pts and Emmanuel Madonda (178-G-80) added 11pts

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 27, 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. AWARDS: MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Jason Smith (194-G-74) A lot of players deserved this awards but Jason Smith led Australia in scoring, including a 16-point effort in the Gold medal   [read more]

Australia won the Gold in a tough game - Mar 24, 2006

In true trans-Tasman rivalry, the gold medal playoff in the Men's Basketball between Australia and New Zealand went right down to the wire - with Australia taking top honours in the final minutes. In one of the most thrilling basketball matches in Australian history, the Boomers played the game of their lives, bringing the crowd to its feet to cheer the gold medal. We will post the stats leaders and a tournament recap in the next days   [read more]

England takes the Bronze - Mar 24, 2006  
Gold medal game - a boost for the australian NBL - Mar 23, 2006  
Classification games - Barbados claimed 5th place - Mar 23, 2006  
Semifinals - Australia and New Zealand to play for the Gold! - Mar 22, 2006  
Classifications Games - Mar 21, 2006  
Stats leaders after the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006  
Day 5 results - End of the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006  
Day 4 results - 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  
India's basketballers play for the future - Mar 14, 2006  

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Commonwealth Games Standings
 1. Australia 8-0 
 2. N.Zealand 7-1 
 3. U.Kingdom 6-2 
 4. Nigeria 5-3 
 5. Barbados 4-4 
 6. Scotland 3-5 
 7. S.Africa 2-6 
 8. India 1-7 
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