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Jimenez confident Scotland can continue to prove doubters wrong

Team Scotland made it a clean sweep of Group B at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as they defeated India 96-81.

Having already secured their place in next week’s Qualifying Finals, coach Beveridge took the opportunity to rotate his roster.

Nick Collins finished with a team-high 16 points, supported by 13 points from Mike Vigor and 10 points each from Jonny Bunyan, Sean Nealon-Lino and Ali Fraser.

“It feels unbelievable to be heading to Cairns and prove all the doubters wrong,” began Kyle Jimenez after the contest.

“Most people didn’t expect us to win a game, never mind go undefeated and top the group!

“We have all really bought into the system that coach Beveridge has brought in.

“On the whole, we have been playing pretty good defence. We just need to ensure that we finish possessions by grabbing the rebounds.

“This is a very special group of players; everyone is playing for each other and not themselves.

“We have a very special opportunity to exceed all expectations at these Games.

“As a group we are confident that we can continue to play at this level – we are aiming for a medal.

“We can’t let up and we know we will need to play with the same intensity that we have shown through the first three games.

“We believe we can play even better in the knockout phase of the competition and keep making everyone back home and all the supporters out here proud.

“The support has been amazing.”

Team Scotland’s Men will now travel to Cairns to take on either Canada or New Zealand.

Image: BBC

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