England Roses lose three-match series to Jamaica after heavy defeat in Kingston
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 14/10/18 12:54pm
England Roses went down to a series defeat to Jamaica in Kingston as the hosts took an unassailable 2-0 lead with a comprehensive 58-39 victory on Sunday.
Tracey Neville's side were always up against it having lost the first game on Friday and they fell short again in the second match of the Sunshine Series.
The visitors, ranked second in the world, relied on the scoring power of Chelsea Pitman, Helen Housby and Kadeen Corbin with Jade Clark looking to keep the shape in the Centre.
But Jhaniele Fowler was in sensational form for Jamaica as they stretched a four-goal first-quarter lead into 29-19 by the break thanks to some sharp shooting and strong defensive pressure.
Despite a strong start to the third-quarter by the Roses, Jamaica worked the ball through the court nicely, holding their own to hold a 10-point cushion 42-32.
And the momentum remained with the dominant Sunshine Girls as they stretched their advantage to seal the series with one match still to play.
England will regroup for the final match on Tuesday at 12:30am (UK time).
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