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Barbados beat Zambia 53-38


Barbados beat Zambia 53-38

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THIRTEENTH IT IS. What started as a nightmare showing at the Netball World Cup ended in sweet dreams for Barbados, as the Gems finished the tournament on a winning streak by blowing out Zambia 53-38 on Saturday night for 13th place in Sydney, Australia.

It was the third straight victory for the much-improved Bajan Gems, who opened the championships by dropping their first five games before eventually rebounding to salvage their tournament.

And this was after Barbados suffered a number of injuries on the final day of competition.

But the Bajan lasses held tough, jumping out to an early lead via goals from Faye Sealy and Nikita Piggott and never looked back.

Despite trailing by seven early, Zambia did well to bounce back and cut the margin to four goals midway through the first quarter before pulling within one (12-11) at the end of the period. (JM/PR)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.