Saturday, March 2, 2024

Gems’ spark not as bright


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THE BAJAN GEMS’ best bet at the Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone is 12th after they were defeated 54-48 by Samoa yesterday.

The Gems were seventh at the last edition in Scotland. After beating Singapore on Wednesday they were expected to face Scotland’s in the battle for positions 9-16.

However, the Scots, who the Gems had easily defeated in a practice match here waltzed past Samoa to sneak into the quarter-finals leaving the Gems with a match-up with the South Pacific nation.

Sneaking seemed to be the motif on Wednesday as the third-ranked Jamaican, who had lost to host Botswana, used a better goals ratio to crush the African hopes with the Sunshine Girls entering the last eight and leaving Botswana to fight for 9-16. (KB)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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