Further agony for Barbados in extra-time loss

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GOLD COAST, Australia (CMC) – Barbados suffered an agonising extra-time defeat to Scotland, as they lost for the fourth time to finish 10th at the Commonwealth Games in Australia Thursday.
Scores were locked on 39 at full time before the Scots out-scored the Caribbean side in the additional period, to eke out a narrow 50-48 victory in the ninth/10th place playoff at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
Barbados, having lost their last three preliminary round games, had a promising start when they rushed to a 13-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
However, any hopes of taking that advantage into half-time were dashed as Scotland hit back strongly in the second quarter to leave Barbados with a two-point, 22-20 lead.
In the third quarter, Scotland erased Barbados’ lead by out-scoring them 11- nine, to set up a thrilling last stanza.
The teams failed to be separated down the stretch, however, both managing eight goals to see a deadlock at the final whistle.
For Barbados, goal attack Nikita Payne shot 22 from 24 attempts while goal shooter Latonia Blackman chipped in with 15 from 17 and Shonica Wharton, 11 from 12.
The Scots, meanwhile, were led by Lynsey Gallagher who netted 35 goals from 37 attempts while goal shooter Bethan Goodwin supported with 13 from 21.
Barbados managed only a single win at the Games, beating Fiji in their second outing.

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