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Silver Ferns 61 def Jamaican Sunshine Girls 38

Silver Ferns repel improved Jamaica to clinch Taini Jamison Trophy


MEDIA UPDATE
Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Silver Ferns 61 def Jamaican Sunshine Girls 38
Match Statistics click here

The Silver Ferns wrapped up the Taini Jamison Trophy with a Test to spare after sealing a 61-38 win over the Jamaican Sunshine Girls in the New World Netball Series in Palmerston North on Wednesday.

Following a hefty 72-34 loss in the first Test, Jamaica tested the Silver Ferns resolve with a much improved showing second time around, the home team pushed all the way before wrapping it up a with a strong final quarter.

Exciting 18-year-old shooter Maia Wilson became Silver Fern No 163 after coming on for the last four minutes in her international debut to put the finishing touches on all the squad being given court time during the series.

Read the full match report on silverferns.co.nz

Quarter-by-Quarter Scores
SILVER FERNS Q1: 14 – Q2: 29 (15) – Q3: 42 (13) – Q4: 61 (19)
JAMAICA Q1: 9 – Q2: 16 (7) – Q3: 29 (13) – Q4: 38 (9)

Shooting Statistics
SILVER FERNS:
Mes: 23/28 @ 82%
Selby-Rickit: 27/38 @ 71%
Ekeansio: 8/12 @ 67%
Wilson: 3/4 @ 75%

JAMAICAN SUNSHINE GIRLS
Slater: 23/29 @ 79%
Beckford: 9/15 @ 60%
Walker: 6/8 @ 75%

Starting Line-ups
SILVER FERNS GS Mes, GA Selby-Rickit, WA Rasmussen, C Francois, WD Langman, GD Grant, GK Watson
JAMAICA GS Slater, GA Beckford, WA Thomas, C Dixon, WD Williams, GD Kelly, GK Sterling

Positional Changes
SILVER FERNS
Q3 – GA Ekenasio, C Langman, WD Cullen
Q4 – GA Selby-Rickit
Q4 stoppage – GS Wilson (on debut)

JAMAICAN SUNSHINE GIRLS
Q3 – GK Facey, GA Walker, WA Brown
Q3 stoppage – WA Beckford

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
Thursday 15 September - media door stop and visuals
Time: 11.20am (NZT)
Venue: Palmerston North Airport

Thursday 15 September - media doorstop and visuals
Time: 4.50pm (NZT)
Venue: Rotorua Airport

Friday 16 September - training interviews and footage
Time: 10.45 - 11.30am (NZT)
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

Saturday 17 September - Third Test v Jamaican Sunshine Girls
Time: 5.15pm (NZT) first centre pass
Venue: Energy Events Centre Rotorua

Please liaise with Kerry Manders on 021 410 970, to confirm your attendance.

NEXT MATCH: New World Netball Series for the Taini Jamison Trophy
Saturday 17 September - v Jamaican Sunshine Girls
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua


ENDS.

USEFUL INFO
Media Guide - view digital version
Online home of the Silver Ferns - silverferns.co.nz
Silver Ferns Match Day info - click here

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS
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