Netball

Barbados brush aside T&T to extend winning run

Sunday, June 04, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Barbados followed up their recent success against Jamaica's Sunshine Girls by dominating Trinidad and Tobago in the opening Test here Friday night, storming to a convincing 46-32 victory and a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Playing at the National Cycling Centre, the visitors controlled the game from the outset and never let up on their intensity, and the outcome was never in doubt at the start of the final quarter.

They were propelled by goal shooter Shonica Wharton who scored 37 goals from 40 attempts and goal attack Sheniqua Thomas who chipped in with nine from 14 attempts.

For the hosts, starting goal shooter Jamila McCarthy scored 23 goals from 30 attempts, while captain Joelisa Cooper added eight from 10 attempts.

Barbados were away quickly to take an 11-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and again outscored their counterparts in the second quarter to lead 22-16 at the half-time whistle.

The visitors maintained their rhythm in the second half and were ahead 34-26 at the end of the stanza, and they dominated Trinidad 12-6 in the final quarter to win easily.

Barbados were to chase a winning 2-0 lead in the series in the second game last night at the same venue.

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