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England takes the Bronze - Mar 24, 2006

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Just like the ladies did yesterday, England Men National Team claimed the Bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games against Nigeria 80-57, despite playing without its best player Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80, college: Villanova).


Bronze medal game:
England - Nigeria: 80-57
The first quarter was a nail-bitting contest and the score was 15-15 after 10 minutes but England dominated the second stanza and reached the break on a 18-point lead. The english players never looked back and Nigeria was unable to come back. Without Andrew Sullivan, Robert Reed (210-F/C-80, college: Rider) led his side with 16pts 7/11FG, Germayne Forbes added 11pts 5rbs and 5ast while veteran John Amaechi (207-C-71, college: Penn St.) recorded 7pts and 8rbs in his last game with the NT. That's a pretty disapointing result for Nigeria, Muoneke Gabe (200-F-78, college: Texas) was the only one able to get anything done in this game with 19pts 7/15FG and 8rbs, Abdulrahman Mohammed only scored 4pts 1/11FG and Ejikue Ugboaja only 6pts and 5rbs.
"We wanted gold, then we wanted silver, and now we've got bronze," mused Reed, after the game.
"Obviously it was a disappointing result. If that's the best we can play, then we don't deserve to win." said Muoneke "It wasn't a good effort. We had way too many turnovers. We weren't on the same page and that would've been nice."
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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