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Girls in NWC semi-finals

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Jamaica's Shanice Beckford (left) prepares to make a pass ahead of Caroline Mtukule of Malawi in their game at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia yesterday. Jamaica won 63-62 to advance to the semi-finals against hosts Australia. The semi-final was scheduled for last night (Jamaica time).

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):

Caribbean powerhouse Jamaica sealed their semi-final spot with a sensational one-goal triumph over Malawi on day eight of Netball World Cup (NWC) 2015 yesterday.

The Sunshine Girls squeezed through with a 63-62 win in what was described as the tightest match of the tournament after Trinidad and Tobago defeated Samoa for the first time 66-47.

The Jamaicans showed consistency and composure in all four quarters, which got them over the line after both teams put on a spectacle for the roaring crowd in Allphones Arena.

Goal shoot Romelda Aiken scored 44 from 48 and goal attack Shanice Beckford 17 from 18 tries.