Huge win for ruthless Sunshine Girls
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago continued their march towards an inevitable showdown when they once again chalked up flattering victories on the third night of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Championships at the Jean Pierre Complex here on Monday.
While Jamaica pummelled Guyana, 124-8, T&T were in a similar ruthless mood as they crushed hapless Bermuda, 95-18.
Both teams are unbeaten in the tournament after comprehensive victories on the first two days of the tournament.
Once again, Jamaica had little problem with their lowly opponents, securing an early 33-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and 63-6 at the half-time whistle.
The third quarter was embarrassing for Guyana who managed only a single goal as Jamaica poured in 31, to extend their domination.
Jamaica were spearheaded by goalshoot Shantal Slater who shot 71 from 75 attempts while fellow goalshoot Jhaneile Fowler got 30 from 31.
For Guyana, Angeline McCarthy scored all of her side's goals from 12 attempts.
T&T's result, meanwhile, was never in doubt after they cruised to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, an advantage they converted into a 47-5 lead at half-time.
At 72-7 at the start of the fourth stanza, the game was a foregone conclusion.
Goalshoot Anastascia Wilson finished with 59 from 64 attempts with Jellene Richardson scoring 32 from 34 attempts.
For Bermuda, Danielle Raynor shot 12 from 14 attempts.
In the other games, Barbados used Laurel Browne's 39-goal performance to beat Canada 60-29, after leading 13-8, 26-17 and 43-23 throughout the three quarters.
For Canada, Cherry Nickie shot 20 from 27 attempts.
St Lucia defeated United States 47-36, with Indira Laurecin leading for the Caribbean side with 29 goals from 31 tries.