Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls bounced back from Saturday’s defeat at the hands of England by defeating Scotland 71-24. In the process, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, established the record for most goals scored in a match in the tournament. She shot at an impressive 95 per cent rate to post a compelling 59 goals from 62 attempts.
Jamaica finished second in Pool B to England and will now play Pool A winners New Zealand, who shocked perennial rivals Australia 51-47. The Jamaica vs New Zealand game takes place tomorrow (Tuesday).
From The Jamaica Observer
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Sunshine Girls dominated Scotland 71-24 to finish second in Pool B behind England. Jamaica outscored Scotland 13-6, 23-4, 18-7, and 17-7 in consecutive quarters to move to the top eight of the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
The Sunshine Girls 13 goals in the first-quarter came courtesy of goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, from as many attempts. Goal-attack Anna Kay Griffiths, who netted the second-quarter opener, finished the match with 12 goals from 14 attempts.
Fowler-Reid shot at an impressive 95 per cent to post a dazzling 59 goals from 62 attempts. As a result, she now holds the record for most goals scored in a match in the tournament.
Throughout the match, Scotland’s goalkeeper June McNeill was routinely beaten by the reach of Fowler-Reid and the range of Griffiths. Their defensive unit, which includes Bethany Sutherland and Fiona Themann, were also rendered ineffective against the onslaught. The Scots attacking trio of Gemma Sole (8/14), Lynsey Gallagher (7/11) and Joanne Pettitt (9/15) fared no better, as they were methodically tormented by the speed and accuracy of centre Paula Thompson, and the defensive duo of Stacian Facey and Kadie-Ann Dehaney.
Fowler-Reid and Griffiths suffered only a single miss each in a menacing first-half, and total of five the entire match. The duo, along with Dehaney, played the entire match while Romelda Aiken and Shanice Beckford sat out the fixture.
The Sunshine Girls coach Minneth Reynolds said the team did a very good job. “I’m feeling quite good… We are certainly looking forward to the match-up with The Ferns (New Zealand) tomorrow,” she said.
The coach said the Girls will have a light training session ahead of the match against New Zealand.
“Our attack will have to do a lot of driving and movement off the ball,” Reynolds said.
New Zealand topped Pool A after stunning the Australians 52-47.
Curated from: The Jamaica Observer