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We know the semifinals teams - Mar 19, 2006

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Nigeria and New Zealand both secured easy wins over Malta and Maylasia today in the Pool A. Both teams secured a spot in the upcoming semifinals, the loser of tomorrow's game between the nigerians and the new zealanders will face Australia who secured the top spot in the Pool B. The other team will play England.

Pool A:
Malta - Nigeria: 44-86
No contest in this game. Nigeria shot better (37%FG to 21%), they grabbed more rebounds (64 to 31) and made more assists (15 to 5). Funmi Ojelabi (170-G-85) was the game's leading scorer with 21pts 8/14FG in only 18 minutes, Rashidat Sadiq added 18pts 7/18FG while Mobolaji Akiode posted 13pts 5/16FG and 13rbs. Lucienne Bezzina (174-F-79) was the only maltese players able to score in double-figures: 15pts (but 4/19FG). Kristen Micallef netted 8pts 2/6FG and Caroline Fenech scored 7pts 2/5FG.
Boxscore here

New Zealand - Malaysia: 113-56
New Zealand also wanted to secure the win as soon as possible so the coach was able to gave his starters a rest, just one day before facing Nigeria for the pool's top spot. The Tall-Ferns were already leading 55-28 at half-time, Lisa Wallbutton (183-F-86) posted 21pts 6/9FG 11rbs, Angela Marino scored 18pts 4/12FG and Donna Loffhagen recorded a big double-double with 14pts 5/9FG 16rbs. Bee Chuan Low (169-G-77) led Malaysia with 13pts 4/11FG, Beng Fong Goh netted 10pts 4/8FG and Woon Yuen Teo chipped in with 9pts 2/11FG.
Boxscore here

Pool B:
Australia - England: 95-43
Australia easily won the battle for the pool B top spot. England hold on during one quarter but the Opals outscored their opponents 74-26 in the last three quarters. Now Australia and England will look at the Nigeria-New Zealand game tomorrow to see which team they will face in the semifinals. Lauren Jackson did her job as usual with 31pts 11/24FG in only 23 minutes, 20-year old Erin Phillips (173-G-85) scored 13pts 3/5FG and 6ast while Katrina Hibbert and Hollie Grima both netted 10pts. On the losing side, Shelly Boston (188-C/F-75) taillied 12pts 4/12FG 7rbs, Kristy Lavin added 10pts 3/7FG 6rbs and Gillian D'Hondt scored 9pts.
Boxscore here  

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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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