Calypso Girls suffer 2nd defeat to England
• PORT ELIZABETH
Trinidad and Tobago lost to England by 32 points, to suffer their second straight defeat in their tri-nation series at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Indoor Sport Centre in South Africa on Thursday.
The Trinidadians perished 56-24 following their opening lost to South Africa 47-30 on Wednesday.
The pressure from England’s array of defenders kept Trinidad from opening their account until several minutes into the first quarter.
In a lopsided encounter, the world’s third ranked team started well and maintained a punishing tempo to lead 10-0 within ten minutes and ended the first quarter 16-2.
The Englishwomen continued to frustrate their Caribbean opponents and stretched their lead at the half to 30-10.
A late treble of goals ensured the gap remained dominant at 43-17 with 15 minutes remaining.
During the fourth quarter Trinidad’s captain Anika LaRoche-Bryce sustained a right ankle injury forcing her to leave the court for the rest of the game as England ploughed ahead.
The game concluded in slightly dramatic fashion as the T&T’s Wing Defence Kemba Duncan was sent off for persistent foul play.
Despite their loss the T&T women were able to force England into 22 turnovers.
T&T are using the tour as part of their preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.