Singapore's netballers suffered a heavy blow in their bid to reach the ninth to 12th-place play-offs, after a 32-75 defeat by Trinidad and Tobago in their World Cup qualification round Pool G clash on Wednesday.
The Republic, ranked 15th in the world, were outclassed by their 10th-ranked opponents, who out-scored them in every quarter. The Caribbean nation were also superior in defence, with 28 deflections and six interceptions which force Singapore into 38 turnovers.
Singapore managed 43 shot attempts among Charmaine Soh, Chen Huifen, Yu Mei Ling and Pamelia Liew, converted 32. Trinidad and Tobago had 82 shot attempts, making 75.
Singapore, who finished 15th in the last edition in 2011, lie last in Pool G of the qualification round. They have to beat Zambia on Friday, and hope Samoa lose to both Zambia and Trinidad and Tobago in their remaining two games, to stand a chance of finishing in the top two places of the group.
A top-two finish in the qualification round means they will vie for ninth to 12th spots. If not, they will play for 13th to 16th placings.