Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls create history with win over New Zealand at Netball World Cup
Jamaica’s sunshine girls created history this morning with their first ever victory over New Zealand at the netball World Cup.
The fourth ranked Jamaicans who had already booked their place in the semi final trounced the defending champions 59-48 at the Cape Town Convention Centre the Sunshine Girls opened up with a 15-11 first quarter lead and then eeked out a 26-23 halftime lead despite losing the second quarter 12-11.
New Zealand edged a fiery third quarter 16-15, closing the margin to just two goals heading into the final quarter.
The sunshine girls then ran riot in the fourth quarter – winning 18-9 – for a statement 11-goal victory despite leading by only two heading into the final quarter.
Captain Jhaniele Fowler led the scoring for Jamaica with 49, while Shanice Beckford scored 9 and Romelda Aiken-George 1.
Meanwhile the semi-final pairings were confirmed with the sunshine girls to face Australia, while New Zealand will take on England.
England booked their place with a close 56-55 win over Australia…………..host South Africa defeated Uganda 52-50, Scotland won 62-46 over Fiji and Wales won 70-55 over Trinidad and Tobago.