KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar traded at an average J$106.12 on Friday, December 13, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.
Trading closed at J$106.11 to one US dollar on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar traded for J$99.93 and the British pound ended trading at J ...more »
JAMAICA's Sunshine Girls had a mixed bag winning one, drawing one, and losing a third of their three matches played on the opening day of the Fast5 World Netball Series at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday.
The senior players, who were the busiest team on the opening day of competition, lost their opening encounter to South Africa 25-34, drew 38-38 with New Zealand, and then edged Malawi 32-31.
In their opening game against South Africa, the Jamaicans led 8-5 at the end of the first quarter, before the Proteas took a 14-11 half-time lead and then 29-18 at the end of the third quarter.
The second match saw the Jamaicans starting down 5-7 to the Silver Ferns at the end of the first quarter 11-16, at the end of the second quarter, and 26-27 before taking the power play to draw level 38-38 at the final whistle.
In the final game of the day, the Jamaicans edged Malawi by a single point after losing the first quarter 6-8, coming back to take the second quarter 16-12, and then 20-26 in the third before coming back in the final quarter for victory off the back of a six-pointer from Jhaniele Fowler.
The Jamaicans must win their next two games against England and Australia to finish in the final four on points and advance to the semi-finals.
Jamaica’s Jhaniel Fowler prepares to
shoot while New Zealand’s Katrina
Grant (GD) and Leana de Bruin (GK)
defend during their Fast5 World
Netball Series match at the Vector
Arena in Auckland, New Zealand
yesterday. Jamaica’s Anna Kay Griffiths
(GA) looks on. The game ended 38-38.
Jamaica’s Sasha-Gay Lynch (GK) defends against Irene Van Dyx (GS) of New
Zealand, while her Jamaican teammate Malysha Kelly (GD) watches the play.
Jamaica’s Anna Kay Griffiths (right) and Jhaniele Fowler (centre) double teams Katrina Grant of New Zealand during their
Fast5 World Netball Series match at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of
Supreme Ventures, Courts, Scotiabank)
Sunshine girl Jhaniele Fowler (centre) grabs the ball ahead of New Zealand’s
Leana de Bruin (left) and Anna Harrison of NZ during their Fast5 World Netball
Series match at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday.
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