Team Scotland Basketball Team yesterday ended Team Nigeria Basketball quest for Gold on the Gold Coast.
The Cinderellas defeated the D’Tigers by 61-66 in an exciting and terrific game. It was a disappointing result for the D’Tigers who were touted as favourites into the game.
The D’Tigers started the competition with a dismal performance against the Tall blacks of New Zealand at the Cairns Convention Centre. They lost the game by 65-110 points.
In the second game of the competition they lost to Canada by 67-82 points and host nation Australia defeated Nigeria in the last preliminary game by 55-97 points.
There was high hopes in the Nigerian camp of making it to the semifinals against the Cinderellas of Scotland in the qualifying round but the D’Tigers led by Ike Diogu could not match the Cinderellas and they lost the game with five points in a thrilling encounter that ended 61-66 points.
Team Cameroun Basketball started the competition on a winning note when they defeated India by 96-87 points but could not maintain the winning momentum as they lost the two games of the preliminary round to Scotland (52-63) and England (54-81).
In the Women’s game Team Mozambique Basketball lost to host Australia (53-113) in their opening game, they also were defeated by England (51-78) and Canada (53-85) in the preliminary round. They finally ended their quest for a medal on the Gold Coast when they lost (63-79) to New Zealand in the qualifying round.
The table below shows the results of the African Teams in the Basketball Event at Gold Coast 2018.
MIXED FORTUNE FOR AFRICAN TEAMS AT THE GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES
PRELIMINARY AND QUALIFYING ROUND RESULTS
|1||CAMEROON VS INDIA||96-87||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||11OOHRS GMT+1||MEN||THU 5/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|2||NIGERIA VS NEW ZEALAND||65-110||CAIRNS CONV. CTR||11OOHRS GMT+1||MEN||FRI 6/6/18||PRELIMINARY|
|3||AUSTRALIA VS MOZAMBIQUE||113-53||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||12OOHRS GMT+1||WOMEN||FRI 6/6/18||PRELIMINARY|
|4||CANADA VS NIGERIA||82-67||CAIRNS CONV. CTR||0500HRS GMT+1||MEN||SAT 7/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|5||SCOTLAND VS CAMEROON||63-52||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||11OOHRS GMT+1||MEN||SAT 7/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|6||MOZAMBIQUE VS ENGLAND||51-78||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||0230HRS GMT+1||WOMEN||SUN 8/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|7||CAMEROON VS ENGLAND||54-81||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||0500HRS GMT+1||MEN||SUN 8/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|8||CANADA VS MOZAMBIQUE||85-53||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||11OOHRS GMT+1||WOMEN||MON 9/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|9||AUSTRALIA VS NIGERIA||97-55||CAIRNS CONV. CTR||1200HRS GMT+1||MEN||MON 9/4/18||PRELIMINARY|
|10||MOZAMBIQUE VS NEW ZEALAND||63-79||TOWNSVILLE ENT & CONV. CTR||0930HRS GMT+1||WOMEN||
|11||NIGERIA VS SCOTLAND||61-66||CAIRNS CONV. CTR||1100HRS GMT+1||MEN||