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Scrappy Silver Ferns clinch Taini Jamison Trophy

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a woman holding a basketball: Silver Ferns wing attack, Gina Crampton. © Image - Photosport; Video - Newshub Silver Ferns wing attack, Gina Crampton.

The Silver Ferns have locked up the Taini Jamison Trophy with a 54-47 win over England in the second test in Hamilton on Friday.

After trailing 25-23 at the break, NZ fought their way back into the contest to claim victory, despite another error-plagued performance.

The third quarter was the decisive period of the match, where the Silver Ferns came out firing with a 16-8 run to swing the contest in their favour. 

After an even first quarter, England surged ahead in the second to take a two-goal lead into the break on the back of a strong defensive effort.

After a turnover-ridden half, strong words must have been said by coach Dame Noeline Taurua, with the Ferns coming out with renewed purpose in the third quarter.

Scrappy Silver Ferns clinch Taini Jamison Trophy
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The fourth quarter was tightly contested, but New Zealand did enough to keep their opponents at arm's length.

Karin Burger and Claire Kersten were standouts in the midcourt, enabling the Ferns to make easier inroads through the staunch English defence.Kelly Jury was also a standout, wreaking havoc at the defensive effort.

In the NZ shooting circle, Maia Wilson was dominant, scoring 42 goals at 92 percent, while captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio shot at 89 percent for 18 goals. 

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