ZEALAND BEGIN TO SHOW
Zealand sped out of the
blocks and with quick and concise passing in the first half of the game, beat
Trinidad 77-16 at the final whistle.
The win puts them
in a favourable position for the quarter finals, as they will face the loser of
the Wales/Jamaica game later on, whilst Trinidad will face the winner, but Coach
Janine Southby said the side would focus on their own game as both Wales and
Jamaica were "quality teams".
The fast paced
first quarter saw New Zealand at their best so far in Glasgow, and this was
reflected in the score of 24 goals to 6, though Southby said the side is still
"We're still not
where we really need to be, and we know that we've got more to
Trinidad made changes at
quarter time including moving strong shooter Samantha Wallace down the court to
GK, where she was effective in defending goal. New Zealand were slowed slightly,
and Wallace was particularly forceful in the third session against New Zealand's
shooters Malia Paseka and Brooke Leaver.
Parkinson-Griffith said Wallace was part of a plan to quell New Zealand's
"We were prepared
to take our shooter out of attack, and put her into defence to limit their
Zealand didn't adapt well
to the pressure and for 15 minutes only managed to add 13 points to their
confident moving forward to the quarter finals.
"We need to keep
getting better at what we do really well and thats been the focus all the
Harriet Millard, Planet Netball.
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