Singapore beat PNG to keep series alive

Singapore has levelled the U-21 invitational netball series at the Rita Flynn indoor courts comfortably, beating PNG 48-36 yesterday afternoon.

Singapore needed the win and coach Joanne Loo stuck to her guns, making few changes to her team for game two.

This proved to be the right decision as Singapore raced to a 25-14 lead at the break.

With the more experienced Japerth Tulapi rested, the shooting duties for PNG were given to Naomi Lankan and Naoley Manta, who struggled to get points on the board.

Singapore capitalised on weaknesses in PNG’s midcourt and turned this into points through shooters Lee Pei Shan and Maughan Mackenzie.

Shan was instrumental in the win, scoring 37 goals from 43 attempts at 86 percent.

The decider will be played today at 3.40pm.

Troy Taule