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Local netballers among AFNA top shooters
Three national netballers finished among the top ten shooters in the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Championships which was played at the Jean Pierre Complex in Mucurapo, which ended on Saturday. The “Calypso Girls” bagged the bronze medals with 12 points from a 6-2 record. Unbeaten Jamaica finished the tournament on 16 points to win the gold with Barbados claiming second with 14 points from a 7-1 record. Youngster Jellene Richardson had the best shooting accuracy percentage of 89.11 for T&T.
Anastascia Wilson was sixth with 88.56 and Joelisa Cooper seventh with 87.06. Janelle Barker ended in 16th spot with 76.67. Taking first place was Jhaneile Fowler of Jamaica. She shot with 92.98 per cent accuracy. Her teammate Shantal Slater was second with 92.50 and third was Barbadian Laurel Browne with 91.21. Wilson stood above the rest in total number of attempts and goals scored, notching 325 off 367 tries in her eight matches. Fowler had a total of 318 from 342 tries. Wilson’s biggest contribution came in the “Calypso Girls”opening match when the host team came away with a 104-10 victory. Wilson had netted 88 goals from 99 attempts. The “Sunshine Girls” used the Championships to help in their preparation for an away series against England's roses in September.
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