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Indian cagers finish eighth after 65-59 defeat against SA

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Melbourne, Mar 23: Indian men cagers completed their maiden Commonwealth Games campaign finishing eighth after going down to South Africa 59-65 in the Basketball event here today.

Despite a spirited performance in the second half, the South Africans withstood the onslaught to win the entertaining match.

South Africa, who had already lost two close games in the tournament, showed poise under pressure in the final few minutes.

Neo Mothiba, one of South Africa's stars of the tournament, shot a game high 25 points, including 11 in the third quarter, and hauled in 10 rebounds.

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