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Sunshine Girls win three-Test series

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Shanice Beckford

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls defeated England's Roses 64-57 in Coventry yesterday to take the three-Test international series 2-1.

England took a narrow 15-14 lead after the first quarter, but Jamaica hit back strongly to hold a 29-23 advantage at the half-time break.

The hosts had a very good third quarter and levelled the scores at 46-46 going into the decisive fourth quarter. The Sunshine Girls kept their composure and withstood the home pressure to take the final quarter 18-11 for a seven-goal victory.

Jamaica won the first Test 66-49 before England took the second 63-50. Goal attack Shanice Beckford was named Player of the Match, while the Player of the Series crown went to goal shooter Jhaneile Fowler-Reid. The Sunshine Girls are due home today at 5:30 p.m.