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Barbados win netball finale to complete whitewash

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Barbados made a clean sweep of their three-Test series against Trinidad and Tobago when they conjured up yet another convincing performance to win the final match 44-40 here Sunday night.For the third-consecutive night at the National Cycling Centre, Barbados controlled the contest from the outset, made T&T chase the game, and executed when it mattered most, to register a comfortable victory.

The success was the fourth-straight for Barbados coming against the backdrop of their shock win over regional powerhouses Jamaica in the final game of a similar three-Test series in Kingston last month.

Goalshooter Shonica Wharton wrapped up a terrific series with another consistent display, scoring 31 goals from 34 attempts, while goal attack Latonia Blackman chipped in with 10 from 11 in the first quarter.

For Trinidad, goalshooter Joelisa Cooper shot 23 from 28 attempts while goal attack Tahirah Hollingsworth, who was absent for the third quarter, finished with 16 goals from 24 attempts.

Barbados enjoyed another solid start to lead 14-7 at the quarter break and, despite being outscored in the second quarter, were up 23-18 at half-time.

The visitors regained their rhythm in the penultimate quarter to out-shoot T&T 14-10 and lead 37-28 going into the final quarter.

However, T&T made a final-quarter surge to whittle down Barbados'slead, but lacked the killer touch in the end.

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