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England get the Bronze! - Mar 23, 2006


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The England national team won the Bronze medal in the first-ever Commonwealth Games women basketball tournament in Melbourne. Andrea Congreaves (193-C-70) led her side to a 78-75 victory over Nigeria in a close game, later today New Zealand will try to steal the Gold medal from the australians hands.


Bronze medal game:
England - Nigeria: 78-75
The first quarter was really close (17-16 for Nigeria), nigerian Ezinne James (190-F-85) netted 8pts in the first 10 minutes but Andrea Congreaves (193-C-70) and Claire Maytham (172-G-76) responded with 6pts each. A well-balanced english team made the break in the second quarter to reach the break on a 36-30 lead. In the third quarter, Shelly Boston (188-C/F-75) scored 10pts to extend the lead to 9 points (55-46). The final period was a fierce battle, Funmi Ojelabi (170-G-85) and Mobolaji Akiode (190-F-82) netted 9pts each for Nigeria but Congreaves proved that she really is a world-class player with 8pts in this 4th quarter. England finally came out with a 78-75 victory, both teams recorded similar stats but Nigeria hit only 23/36 free-throw which is of obviously a major problem is such a close game. Andrea Congreaves was the best player on the court with 21pts 6/10FG 7rbs and 3ast in 35 minutes, Shelly Boston scored all of her 14pts in the second half and Rosalee Mason (180-F/G-79) added 12pts 2/12FG and 5rbs. Funmi Ojelabi led Nigeria with 18pts 3/12FG, Ezinne James recorded 12pts 3/8FG and 8rbs while Chioma Udeaja (192-F/C-84) chipped in with 10pts 4/9FG and 16rbs.

English captain Claire Maytham, said, ‘After the disappointment of the defeat against New Zealand we regrouped and knew it was important to get a result in this game. We are all very emotional right now, but we are ecstatic to be coming home with a medal

England’s Katie Crowley commented, ‘This is a fantastic result for the team and hopefully for women’s basketball in England.’

"I'm absolutely ecstatic and delighted," said a jubilant Congreaves. "We knew Nigeria would be tough but our girls were fabulous - it was a bit of a nail-biter. We are absolutely stoked to get the medal."
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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