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Commonwealth Games 2018: Women's Basketball Group Stage, India Vs Jamaica, Live Scores & Updates

India loses 57-66
Updated: 05 April 2018 15:49 IST - Published: 05 April 2018 14:07 IST
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India eventually loses the game. They tried really hard to make a game of it but their scoring drought at the beginning of the fourth quarter really gave away their chances. Captain Limaye was clearly the biggest contributor.  Clearly, the stat that was the difference maker was rebounds. Jamaica won the rebounding battle handsomely 54-34, including 19 offensive rebounds. 


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With just over a minute left, India can't keep the pressure on. They fail to score and in the following possession are forced to foul Jamaica. 
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Jamaica making this interesting with their multiple turnovers under India's ball pressure. India gave away this game at the beginning of the quarter but are not giving up that easy. They have been making baskets off of Jamaica's turnovers in the final two minutes of the game. It's a seven-point game. 
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The Indian women not giving up though. Putting pressure on the ball and converting that to buckets on consecutive possessions. 
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India showing glimpses of life but it's just not enough.
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The game's just been blown open here in the fourth quarter. Jamaica has made this a double-digit lead and have absolutely dominated the offensive glass. Unlike the previous three quarters, Jamaica have been making their offensive rebound count by laying those balls back in.  
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India's offensive problems have really been highlighted in the final quarter. Through the first six minutes of the final period, they have only scored 2 points. 
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Jeena Skaria knocks down a buzzer beater but is it little too late? That was India's first basket of the fourth quarter and they've just given up too many. They currently trail by 7 (45-52).
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The size in the paint for Jamaica just hurting India 
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India giving up way too many offensive rebounds, a majority of those to Jennifer George. First possession of the final quarter doesn't start too well for India.
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A couple of possessions of sloppy basketball by both teams. Timeout called with Jamaica leading 48-43.
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Jamaica gets offensive rebounds on back-to-back possession. Both result in baskets, increasing their lead to five points. 
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Captain Limaye has been lethal, especially from beyond the arc. She's 4-of-4 on 3's and makes another to cut the lead down to 1.
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As mentioned earlier, this game was a lot about runs. After giving up five straight points, India goes on a 5-0 run of their own, all scored by Raspreet Sidhu.
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Jeena Skaria knocks down a mid-range jumper, closes the lead down to 2. 

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A rare offensive rebound for India via Rajapriyadarshani and she lays it in for 2 points. On the other end, India give up a bucket to allow the lead to balloon back to 4 points.
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Both teams have traded a bucket each. Jamaica still leads 33-29.
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Captain Limaye has almost played the entire game and a huge concern now is her foul trouble. Early in the third quarter, she picks up her third foul. 
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The second half is underway

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India's captain Shireen Limaye, has led from the front, scoring a majority of the team's points. Can she continue her strong show and lead the team a possible victory? 
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A huge competitive game on our hands, with it being just a 4-point game. 
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To combat Jamaica's interior dominance, India has been playing the zone defense quite well but that has been leading to more offensive rebounds for Jamaica but they haven't been able to convert on them either. Despite India's offensive issues, they finish the first half with a better shooting percentage than Jamaica. 
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Sonkar had a steal and a no-look assist in that 6-0 run. The game is back down to 4 points (26-21).
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This has been a game of runs. India now retaliates with a 6-0 run, 4 of which have come from Rajapriyadarshani.
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India is playing well in transition but the problem has been getting those rebounds and creating those situations. 
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Jamaica has responded to India's quarter closing 7-0 run with a 7-0 run of their own. Lead now up to 8 for Jamaica. 
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Limaye comes back in, which is quite odd given her foul trouble. 
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Shireen Limaye is forced to sit on the bench with her two personal fouls. She was easily India's best player so far and the team has once again started struggling on offense, shooting 24% midway through the second quarter. 
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Both teams haven't made a lot of their free-throws but Jamaica gets the offensive rebound once again. 
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Jamaica still dominating the Indians on the glass, especially on the offensive glass. 
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India's point guard Sonkar might not have a lot of points but she has been a huge reason for the team's short revival so far. 
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Indian Women don't start the second quarter to well. An empty possession but they are forcing pressure on the Jamaican ball handlers to start the new quarter.
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India started the quarter slowly but they closed the quarter on a 5-0 run to make it 2-point game. It's been Limaye all the way so far, scoring 11 of India's 14 points.
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Shireen Limaye once again from 3!!!!! She has all 9 of the team's points, all from beyond the arc. 
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India having huge problems on offense, currently shooting 2-of -14 from the field. And this game is really opening up now with Jamaica shooting more than 50+% from the field.
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Six minutes into the game, the Indian team can't seem to get their shots in or stop the Jamaican team from getting theirs. Jamaica has dominated the Indian team in the paint and on the glass, on the back of their Jennifer George. 

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Team Captain Shireen Limaye has scored all of the team's six points, courtesy of two three-pointers.  
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The Indian Women's Team begin their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign with their Pool B game against Jamaica. The other teams in their group are New Zealand and Malaysia, with the top two teams from the group making it to the Quarter Finals to play the bottom two teams of Pool A. 

Here's the Women's Team roster: Shruti Menon, Madhu Kumari, Navaneetha Pattemane Udayakumar, Rajapriyadarshani Rajaganapathi, Raspreet Sidhu, Bhandavya Hemmige Mahesha, Grima Merlin Varghese, Anjana Prasannan Geetha, Jeena Scaria, Shireen Limaye (C), Anmolpreet Kaur, Barkha Sonkar.

The roster is head coached by Zoran Visic.