Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls suffered a shocking 55-52 defeat to South Africa in their final match in Group C of the Vitality Netball World Cup at the M&S Bank Arena.

According to the Jamaica Observer Newspaper – the defeat meant that the Sunshine Girls finished second in the Group with four points from their three matches. South Africa finished atop the Group with six points.

The Sunshine Girls started the match very poorly, as their midcourt players, combined to turn over the ball nine times, as they trailed the South Africans 16-9 at the end of the first period.

The South Africans continued to dictate the pace of the match in the second quarter, as they outscored the Jamaicans 16-12 for a 32-21 lead at half time.

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