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Zimbabwe defeat Bajan Gems

by KENNORE BYNOE in Botswana

Zimbabwe defeat Bajan Gems

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ZIMBABWE GEMS proved to be a higher carat than the Bajan Gems when the two winless teams met in a critical Group B game in the Netball World Youth Cup yesterday in Gaborone.

Playing a tough mid-court and a long high-ball game into their shooting circle, Zimbabwe ran away with quarter scores of 13-7, 33-13 and 43-24 to hand Barbados their third successive defeat 58-35.  That loss has placed Barbados in the worrying position of having to possibly meet one of the tougher teams in the next round.

With big sharp shooter Shonica Wharton sitting out the game with an ankle injury, Barbados started with captain Sheniqua Thomas and Zakiya Kirton in the shooting circle, Rashida Chase running centre, Sade Browne at wing defence, Vanessa Bobb at wing attack with Shonte Seale and Tamara Trotman in the defence circle.

Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.