Smiles returned to the Barbados team and they danced and waved flags courtside after defeating Trinidad and Tobago (TT) 52-45 to clinch seventh place at the World Youth Netball Championships in Glasgow yesterday.
It is Barbados’ highest ever finish at the tournament. They jumped five places over the team which attended the previous championships in Singapore.
The defeat would have been doubly hard for Trinidad and Tobago who were celebrating their 51st anniversary of independence yesterday.
Barbados used a series of mini runs in the third quarter to change a slim 23-22 half-time lead, taking the score to 40-34 at the end of the third.