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  • 04:08 AM

Bajan Gems thrashed by defending champions Australia 

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce, anmargoodridge-boyce@nationnews.com

Added 15 July 2019


Australia captain Caitlyn Bassett takes a catch during her team's encounter versus Barbados. In the background is Barbados Latonia Blackman(NWC)

The Bajan Gems were annihilated 91-22 by defending champions Australia as the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 continued today in Liverpool, England.

Once again goal shooter Shonica Wharton shone bright for Barbados netting 20 goals from 24 attempts while goal attack Sheniqua Thomas scored two from six.

For Australia, goal shooters Caitlyn Thwaites (20/20) and Caitlin Bassett (26/30) led the way to victory and were assisted by goal attacks Steph Wood (20/23) and Gretel Tippett(25/26) respectively. Quarter scores: (23-5, 23-2, 25-8, 20-7)

It’s now the third straight defeat for Barbados. The Gems started off their campaign with a 69-34 win over Singapore but were defeated 78-25 by New Zealand and 65-41 by Malawi. (AGB)


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