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Dominant Barbados maintain winning run over T&T

Monday, June 05, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Barbados withstood a strong third-quarter surge from Trinidad and Tobago to pull off another convincing 49-37 victory and wrap up their three-Test series with a game to spare here Saturday night.Playing at the National Cycling Centre, Barbados once again dominated fromt the outset, overcoming just one wobble in the penultimate quarter before executing down the stretch to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

For the visitors, it was their third win in as many outings after pulling off a shock win over Jamaica's Sunshine Girls two weeks ago in Kingston, and then winning the first game of the current series on Friday night.

Goal shooter Shonica Wharton once again led with 45 goals from 49 attempts, with goal attack Sheniqua Thomas finishing with four from seven attempts.

T&T's attack was spearheaded by goal attack Joelisa Cooper, who shot 22 from 24 attempts before switching to goal shooter in the third and fourth quarters.

Goal shooter Tahirah Hollingsworth, meanwhile, scored 13 from 16 before moving to goal attack for the second half of the encounter.

Barbados took an early foothold in the game when they led 15-6 at the end of the first half, and remained ahead 26-16 at half-time despite a fairly even second quarter.

In the third quarter, Trinidad fought back gallantly, outscoring the Barbadians 12-2 to tie the scores at 28. However, the visitors responded well to the challenge, sparking a run of their own to end the quarter with a six-goal lead at 35-29.

In the final stanza Barbados reasserted control, staying ahead of the Trinidadians with accurate finishing.

The final Test was scheduled for the same venue last night.

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