NZ U21s tri­umph

The Southland Times - - SPORT -

The team’s two Sil­ver Ferns, Maia Wil­son and Kelly Jury, led the way as New Zealand fended off Aus­tralia 60-57 to se­cure a fourth Net­ball World Youth Cup ti­tle in Botswana yes­ter­day. New Zealand cre­ated history by win­ning back-to-back ti­tles for the first time, de­fend­ing the crown they won in Scot­land four years ago, while also adding to their tri­umphs from 1992 and 2005. New Zealand, who swept aside ev­ery chal­lenger en route to the fi­nal, trailed Aus­tralia 17-14 af­ter the first quar­ter and 28-27 at half­time.

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