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Classifications Games - Mar 21, 2006

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Logical results in the first classification games. Scotland defeated South Africa 91-79 and Barbados claimed a 41-point victory over India. Scotland and Barbados will play for the 5th place and India and South Africa will compete for the 7th place.

Scotland - South Africa: 91-79
Scotland took an early 10-point lead in this game and managed to control the tempo of the game to claim the win. Dan Wardrope led his side with 28pts 10/18FG (including 4/9 from three-point range), Keith Bunyan netted 21pts 7/14FG with a dazzling 6/13 from three-point range, Gareth Murray (200-F-84, college: Kalamazoo Valley CC) recorded 20pts 9/15FG and 7rbs. Neo Mothiba (195-G/F-82) led South Africa with 23pts 6/13FG, Nakedi Maputla made his best game of the tournament with 18pts 7/10FG and 13rbs, Quintin Denyssen netted 11pts 6rbs.
Boxscore here

Barbados - India: 96-55
Barbados wasn't very far from the semifinals and the islanders wanted to end this tournament at the highest rank they could. They started this game with a 26-8 run in the first quarter and never looked back. Dean Browne (206-F/C-80, college: Nevada-Reno) had a great game in the paint with 20pts 9/14FG and 9rbs , Kelvin Patterson scored 13pts 4/7FG 7rbs in 20 minutes, Jeremy Gill netted 11pts. Qureshi Riyazuddin (196-F-81) was a lone gunman for India with 19pts 7/17FG, Jagdeep Singh provided some help with 7pts and 8rbs.
Boxscore here  

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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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