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Under-16s make it two in Birmingham

Published:Friday | April 13, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Under-16 netballers defeated their Birmingham counterparts 31-24 yesterday to register the second consecutive victory of their three-match tour of Birmingham, England.

The junior Sunshine Girls were led to their victory by Shanieka Watson who shot 13 goals from 15 attempts, Apryl Thompson, seven goals from seven tries, and Kadie-Ann Dehaney, 11 from 13. The Jamaicans, who won the first game 26-22, led 16-8 at half-time and 23-16 at the end of the third quarter.

Minneth Reynolds, coach of the junior Sunshine Girls team, said she was very pleased with the performance of the girls because they have been acclimatising themselves well to the cold conditions in England.

"We are happy with how the team has been performing because they improved their scores from the previous game," said Reynolds in an interview with The Gleaner yesterday. "The Birmingham team is very competitive and so we had to work very hard to win each game," she said.

Reynolds added: "My players are very determined and highly motivated to get the job done because with each quarter they have played with renewed energy, and that is why we were able to win both games."