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Sunshine Girls get historic win over Australia at Commonwealth Games

The Sunshine Girls recorded a historic win over top rated netball team Australia to finish top of Pool 'A' at the Commonwealth Games this morning.
 
The Jamaicans defeated Australia 57-55 to record their first ever win over Australia at a major championship as they look towards this weekend's semifinals.
 
The Jamaicans were outscored 13-14 in the first quarter but rallied in the second as the teams matched each other goal for goal at 16 apiece.
 
But the Australians still held a 20-19 lead at the halfway stage.
 
Australia opened a 6-goal gap at the end of the third as they outplayed the Jamaicans 16-11 in the third quarter.
 
However, the Sunshine Girls produced their best performance of the night in the fourth quarter as they overturned the deficit with a 17-9 run.
 
Captain Jahnielle Fowler once again led the scoring for Jamaica netting 47 goals from 50 attempts.
 
The Sunshine Girls will know their semifinal opponents later on Thursday as Pool 'B' leaders England play second place New Zealand.
 
Table tennis 
 
Meanwhile, Jamaica went down 3-1 to Ghana in the round of 64 opening game in the table tennis mixed doubles.
 
The pair of Solesha Young and Kane Watson lost, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 1-11.
 


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