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Day 4 results - Mar 19, 2006

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In the Pool B, Australia blasted Nigeria 103-57 to take the top spot. Earlier this day, Scotland claimed an important win over India 67-57. Tomorrow Scotland and Nigeria will face each other for a spot in the semifinals. In the other pool, New Zealand secured the pool's first spot with an easy win over Barbados 91-57. Tomorrow England will play South Africa to get the last semifinal ticket.

Pool B:
Scotland - India: 67-57
Scotland made a better start in this game with a 16-9 start in the opening quarter but India showed a lot of pride in this game and even made a late push for the victory. Scottish players managed to keep their heads cool and came out with the win. Dan Wardrope (188-G-78) led his side with 21pts 5/16FG, Tom Pearson recorded a double-double with 15pts 6/6FG 14rbs, Stuart Mackay and Gareth Murray both scored 9pts. For Indian, the best scorer was again Qureshi Riyazuddin (196-F-81) with 20pts 7/14FG 6rbs, Trideep Rai posted 11pts 4/12FG and Talwinderjeet Singh scored 9pts.
Boxscore here

Australia - Nigeria: 103-57
Nigeria was unable to stop the strong Australia squad who is playing at home and is the number one favourite for the Gold medal. In this game Australia shot for 48% from the field, Nigeria hit only 27%FG. Jason Smith top-scored for the Boomers with 16pts 5/13FG, Brad Newley (199-G-85) netted 15pts 6/10FG and Brad Davidson chipped in with 12pts 4/6FG. Only one nigerian player ws able to score in double-figure: Stanley Gumut (197-F-86), he netted 12pts 3/9FG. Dennis Ebikoro scored 9pts and 6rbs and 3 players netted 8pts each. With this win, Australia take the pool's top spot before playing a last game tomorrow against India.
The australian coach Brian Goorjian was really pleased by his guard Brad Newley: “He's special; he’s going to have a great career and a long career for the Boomers,” Goorjian said. “Our team has no-one like him. I put him in the class on the perimeter that you have with Bogut on the inside.”
Boxscore here

Pool A:
Barbados - New Zealand: 57-91
The Tall-Blacks secured the first spot in the pool with an easy victory over Barbados, their third win in three games. Troy McLean (195-G-79) recorded 20pts 7/14FG and 7rbs, Lindsay Tait scored 14pts 5/8FG and Aaron Olson added 13pts 4/12FG. On the losing side, Victor Payne (194-G/F-75, college: Cent.Conn.St.) posted 16pts 8/17FG 8rbs and 5st, Jeremy Gill recorded 15pts 4/14FG 6rbs and Dean Browne posted 7pts 1/10FG and 7rbs.

"We thought it was going to be a tough game, but it turned out to be not as competitive as we expected," assessed NZ coach Tab Baldwin. "It's always difficult when you know the game is over pretty early and you could see the other team didn't have any belief at all that they could come back."
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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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