Despite series win, Sunshine Girls’ coach sees room for improvement


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(CMC) – Following their recent 3-0 whitewash of world number two England Roses, Sunshine Girls’ head coach Marvette Anderson believes that there is still room for improvement.

The fourth-ranked Jamaicans ended the series on a winning note by defeating the Roses 58-43 on Monday in their game at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

The Sunshine Girls won the first two contests 55-43 and 58-39 respectively.

However, despite their success, Anderson still feels there are areas which need to be improved, including reducing turnovers.

“It is about keeping possession of the ball and being disciplined when we have that ball in our hands. It is a work in progress, but we are going to continue plugging at it and see how best we come out at the end,” Anderson said.

She did praise the team’s performance, saying it was an impressive win despite playing without two key players in defender Geva Mentor and goal shooter Romelda Aiken.

“It was a good performance from the ladies because I think it showed that they have guts, they have resilience, and they know the task that is at hand.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg because they have the World Cup to prepare for, and so we are not going to take this as ‘yes we are ready’ but just use it as a marker to assess where we are now and what we need to do in the future,” Anderson said.

“Whatever practice you can get from the top-ranked teams in the world, you are going to make use of it, and so after this series, we will be able to assess where our players are and what we need to do to perform on the world stage.”

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