D’TIGERS GOLD QUEST COMES TO AN END

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

 

S/N TEAMS SCORE VENUE TIME CATEGORY DATE ROUND
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

TUE

10/4/18

QUALIFYING
11 NIGERIA VS SCOTLAND 61-66 CAIRNS CONV. CTR 1100HRS GMT+1 MEN

TUE

10/4/18

QUALIFYING