Tuesday 26th July, 2005

 

T&T netballers lose to Fiji in WYNC

 
 
 
 
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Holly Ann Duncan, Captain

T&T’s Under-21 netballers suffered another defeat in the World Youth Netball Championship (WYNC) at Broward Convention Centre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday.

The “Calypso Girls” had rebounded from defeat on Saturday to the lowly ranked Samoa 36-48, to beat Barbados by 11 goals (46-35) on Sunday.The team had a higher shooting accuracy of 80 per cent to Barbados’ 66.The quarter scores read 9-8, 22-14 and 28-32 all in favour of T&T.

Goal-shooter Candace Nelson (82% ) scored 31 goals from 38 tries and her goal-attacker Afeisha Noel connected 15 off 19 attempts.

Cassandra Cutting (20/33), Leanne Greenidge (13/17) and Nikita Piggott (2/3) were the shooters for Barbados.

T&T will play England today in its final match of pool ‘D’.

The current preliminary round continues for another three days, after which teams are re-ranked and a new Pool Round will take place.

Twenty teams are contesting the 10-day championships, with Australia the current champion.

Results

Yesterday

T&T 45 vs Fiji 50

Malaysia 60 vs Cook Islands 43

Jamaica 79 vs Canada 16

Sunday

St Lucia 35 vs Malaysia 50

Cook Islands 44 vs Scotland 31

Canada 34 vs USA 32

South Africa 71 vs Bermuda 13

Antigua & Barbuda 44 vs Wales 61

Northern Ireland 54 vs Botswana 37

Barbados 35 vs T&T 46

Fiji 37 vs Samoa 62

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