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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 05, 2018 10:19 GMT

India loses 57-66


10:19 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

10:14 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

10:13 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

10:11 (GMT)5 APR 2018

The Indian women not giving up though. Putting pressure on the ball and converting that to buckets on consecutive possessions. 

10:11 (GMT)5 APR 2018

India showing glimpses of life but it's just not enough.

10:07 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.  

10:04 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

09:58 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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).

09:55 (GMT)5 APR 2018

The size in the paint for Jamaica just hurting India 

09:53 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

09:51 (GMT)5 APR 2018

A couple of possessions of sloppy basketball by both teams. Timeout called with Jamaica leading 48-43.

09:45 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Jamaica gets offensive rebounds on back-to-back possession. Both result in baskets, increasing their lead to five points. 

09:44 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

09:42 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

09:39 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Jeena Skaria knocks down a mid-range jumper, closes the lead down to 2. 

09:37 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

09:36 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Both teams have traded a bucket each. Jamaica still leads 33-29.

09:35 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

09:34 (GMT)5 APR 2018

The second half is underway

09:19 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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? 

09:18 (GMT)5 APR 2018

A huge competitive game on our hands, with it being just a 4-point game. 

09:18 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

09:08 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Sonkar had a steal and a no-look assist in that 6-0 run. The game is back down to 4 points (26-21).

09:08 (GMT)5 APR 2018

This has been a game of runs. India now retaliates with a 6-0 run, 4 of which have come from Rajapriyadarshani.

09:06 (GMT)5 APR 2018

India is playing well in transition but the problem has been getting those rebounds and creating those situations. 

09:05 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

09:03 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Limaye comes back in, which is quite odd given her foul trouble. 

09:02 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

09:00 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Both teams haven't made a lot of their free-throws but Jamaica gets the offensive rebound once again. 

08:58 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Jamaica still dominating the Indians on the glass, especially on the offensive glass. 

08:56 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

08:55 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

08:53 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

08:51 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Shireen Limaye once again from 3!!!!! She has all 9 of the team's points, all from beyond the arc. 

08:50 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.

08:47 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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. 

08:44 (GMT)5 APR 2018

Team Captain Shireen Limaye has scored all of the team's six points, courtesy of two three-pointers.  

08:43 (GMT)5 APR 2018

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.
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