NETBALL: Under-16 Sunshine Girls win Jean Pierre title
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Jamaica’s Under-16 Sunshine Girls produced a convincing performance to trounce hosts Barbados and clinch the Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Championship at the National Stadium in Barbados last night.
In the long anticipated clash of the unbeaten teams, Jamaica started strongly and never relinquished the advantage, as they stormed to an emphatic 35-21 result.
Their success was propelled by goal shoot Lori Daley who scored 24 goals from 32 attempts while Zandra Cohen provided support with 11 from 12 attempts.
For Barbados, goal attack Brianna Holder scored 11 from 19 attempts while the usually prolific Tower Lorde was a perfect eight from eight.
Jamaica threatened to put the game out of sight from the first quarter when they stormed to an 11-2 lead at the first break. In the second quarter, they out-scored their opponents 9-5 to lead 20-7 at the half-time whistle.
Jamaica again dominated in the third quarter thanks to Cohen, who netted seven from seven while Daley sank four of her five attempts.
They were virtually assured of victory leading 31-12 at the start of the final quarter, and even though they were outscored 9-5 by the Barbadians, the Caribbean powerhouses were never in any real danger of losing.
Jamaica ended on 35 points, four clear of the second placed Barbados, while Dominica was a distant third on 22 – ahead of St Lucia courtesy of goal average.