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Day 5 results - End of the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006

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The pool phase is over in the Men tournament. Australia recorded a large win over India and will face England in the semifinal. The other semifinal game will be an interesting New Zealand-Nigeria contest, the nigerian defeated Scotland 91-83 to reach the playoffs. Tomorrow Scotland, India, Barbados and South Africa will play the classification games.

Pool B:
Nigeria - Scotland: 91-83
That was a very intensive game with a spot in the semifinals for the winner. Nigeria finally came out of the game as the winner thanks to a great performance from three players: Abdulrahman Mohammed, Ejike Ugboaja and Muoneke Gabe (200-F-78, college: Texas). Ugboaja recorded a monster 26pts 12/17FG 15rbs, Muoneke scored 26pts 7/16FG including 4/10 from 3pts range and 9rbs, Mohammed handed 25pts 11/23FG and 7ast. Despite playing with a lot of pride and with a great team-spirit, the Scots has nobody able to stop this deadly trio. Gareth Murray (200-F-84, college: Kalamazoo Valley CC) led his side with 21pts 6/13FG 10rbs, Dan Wardrope netted 15pts 6/19FG and Keith Bunyan scored 15pts 5/9FG.
Boxscore here

Australia - India: 133-49
Australia closed the pool phase on a very large win over India, the Boomers were already leading 79-21 at half-time and shot for 60% from the field. Eight australians scored at least 10pts, Mark Worthington (201-F-83, college: Metro St.) and Jason Smith both netted 18pts while Tony Ronaldson posted 17pts 5/9FG 5rbs and 6ast. Trideep Rai (190-F-83) was the only indian in double-figures with 14pts 5/10, Kumar Shiv netted 9pts and Muraleekrishna Ravindran posted 8pts and 6rbs.
Boxscore here

Pool A:
England - South Africa: 95-53
England needed a win to clinch a spot in the semifinals and the english players started the game like a storm reaching the half-time break on a 47-26 score. England displayed a great offensive game and hit 47% from the three-point range (10-21). Germayne Forbes (186-G-80, college: W.Georgia) almost made a perfect offensive game with 19pts 7/8FG but the man of the game was Andrew Sullivan who netted 23pts 9/14FG, Julius Joseph chipped in with 12pts 3/11FG. For South Africa, Nyakallo Nthuping (199-F/C-80) scored 14pts 6/12FG, Thabang Kgwedi netted 12pts 8rbs and center Christoph Trauernicht recorded 10pts 7rbs.
Boxscore here

Semifinals schedule:
Australia - England
New Zealand - Nigeria

Classification games:
Scotland - South Africa
Barbados - Ind  

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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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