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Barbados lose to Jamaica

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Barbados lose to Jamaica

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DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Barbados were defeated 38-21 by Jamaica earlier tonight.
As a result, the highest they can place at the 2014 Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Under-16 Championships in Antigua, is second. To do so, they have to beat Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow night and St Lucia on Saturday.
Jamaica are virtually champions once again. They have played unbeaten, with matches against St Kitts and St Vincent & The Grenadines remaining.
Trinidad and Tobago suffered a humiliating 50-2 drubbing by Jamaica on Tuesday and were also beaten 29-14 by St Vincent & The Grenadines tonight.
St Lucia have also suffered two defeats. Tonight, they were beaten 29-20 by St Kitts and Dominica just nipped home 22-21 on Tuesday.
Barbados were let down by a poor third quarter where they went from trailing 19-10 at half time to facing a 16-goal deficit (29-13) at the start of the fourth.
Barbados had 34 attempts for the whole match, with Shakeillia Smith scoring nine from 12, Zakiya Kirton six from ten and Sheniqua Thomas six from 12.
Jamaica’s attack was just as effective as their stifling defence. Simone Gordon scored 34 goals from 37 attempts and Shanique Francis scored the other four goals. (SAT)