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Shock Silver for Team England Women's Basketball at Commonwealth Games

  Saturday, April 14, 2018

Team England's Women's Basketball Team won a shock silver medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, after losing, 99-55 , to strong favourites Australia in the Gold medal game on Saturday.

The England team booked their place in the final after a shock 65-53 victory over Canada, who beat England 80-54 in the group stages. A strong defensive performance in the semi-final was the key to securing at least the silver medal for the English team.

Australia proved a step too far for the England squad, a team who have battered all in front of them throughout the Tournament and were strong favourites for the gold medal, and it proved to be. In the group stages England lost by 63 points to the host nation side, so there was improvement in the final having lost by 44, but it wasn't enough to stop a dominate Australia side.

There was a strong Manchester Mystics presence in the side with current Mystics' Dominique Allen and Georgia Jones and former Mystics' Hannah Shaw, Mollie Campbell and Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee all making valuable contributions throughout the Tournament, who all come home with their silver medals, while Georgia Jones also comes home with extra bling as long-time boyfriend Jamell Anderson proposed after the Men's sides victory over Cameroon on 8th April (Georgia said 'yes').

Full results and stats:

Friday 6th April 09:30 (UK) Group A Canada 80 - 54 England (Boxscore)

Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee 13 minutes, 2 assists, 1 steal, Georgia Jones 25 minutes, 11 points (top scorer), 1 rebound, 4 assists, Hannah Shaw 18 minutes, 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, Mollie Campbell 13 minutes, 3 points, 3 rebounds, Dominique Allen 15 minutes, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist. 

Sunday 8th April 02:30 (UK) Group A Mozambique 51 - 78 England (Boxscore)

Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee 2 minutes, Georgia Jones 23 minutes, 9 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, Hannah Shaw 9 minutes, 1 rebound, Mollie Campbell 11 minutes, 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, Dominique Allen 12 minutes, 4 points, 1 rebound. 

Monday 9th April 08:30 (UK) Group A England 55 - 118 Australia (Boxscore)

Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee 22 minutes, 9 points, 4 assists, Georgia Jones 13 minutes, 1 point, 1 assist, Hannah Shaw 18 minutes, 9 points, 2 assists, Mollie Campbell 14 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds, Dominique Allen 23 minutes, 7 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal. 

Tuesday 10th April Qualifiing Finals 12:00 (UK) England 62 - 40 Jamaica (Boxscore) (Video)

Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee 12 minutes, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, Georgia Jones 12 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds 1 assist, 1 block, Hannah Shaw 12 minutes, 2 points, 3 rebounds, Mollie Campbell 3 minutes, Dominique Allen 14 minutes, 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals.

Friday 13th April Semi Final 09:30 (UK) Canada 53 - 65 England (Boxscore) (Video)

Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee 2 minutes, 1 steal, Georgia Jones 22 minutes, 7 points, 3 rebounds 2 assists, Hannah Shaw 4 minutes, 1 rebound, Mollie Campbell 14 minutes, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, Dominique Allen 15 minutes, 1 steal.

Saturday 14th April Women Gold Medal Game 11:30 (UK) Australia 99 - 55 England (Boxscore) (Video)

Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee 8 minutes, 2 points, 1 rebound, Georgia Jones 16 minutes, 2 points, 3 rebounds 1 assists, Hannah Shaw 12 minutes, 1 assist, 1 block, Mollie Campbell 11 minutes, 3 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assist, Dominique Allen 15 minutes, 2 points, 2 rebounds.

Team England win Silver at Commonwealth Games 2018 Image Credit Basketball England

Image Credit: Basketball England

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