Competition heats up on the court
by Marissa Lindsay
Action in the Barbados Workers Union 2012 Netball Competition continued last night at the Netball Stadium with Barbados Lumber Company UAC playing against Stars Combined in the first game of the night in Zone B.
UAC won 31 to 28 over Stars. In the first quarter it was all about UAC who scored 11 goals to six. However Stars upped their game in the second quarter and took the lead over UAC 18 to 16 goals. Things began to heat up and after the third quarter the score was locked at 23 all.
The fourth and decisive quarter was close but UAC were the better team on the night winning 31 to 28. Goal shoot for UAC Tabitha Chapman scored 12 from her 14 attempts while both goal attacks for UAC Janita Austin had 17 goals out of 22 attempts and Crystal Trotman two from four. Stars Combined’s goal shoot had 19 from her 24 in a losing cause and goal attack Dianne Harper scored nine from 16.
Brittons Hill Combined and Shottas United played in the Ulric Sealy zone, with BHC being victorious 24 to 22. Shottas led at the first quarter six to four. In the second quarter BHC took the lead 13 goals to 11, third quarter 21 to 16 and the fourth quarter 24 to 22.
Goal shoot for Shottas Jahreal Rock scored six from her 13 attempts while goal attack Shanice Jackman scored 17 from 22. BHC goal shoot Felicia Holder had 10 goals from 17 attempts, team-mate and goal shoot Akeila Armstrong scored four from five and goal attack Paulette Armstrong scored 10 from 11.
In the Linda Brooks Zone St. Andrew Ballers defeated LE Smith Diamonds 32 to 27. Ballers led the first quarter eight goals to five, in the second quarter they were up 15 to 13, third quarter 25 to 19 and the final 32 to 27.
Ballers goal shoot Kim Husbands scored 23 from 35 while goal attack Danica King scored nine goals from her 18 attempts. Diamonds’ goal shoot Debra Kellman had a good game scoring 21 from 27 and goal attack Sheryl Steele scored six from 11.
In the Sir Roy Trotman Zone Brittons Hill Combined won 55 goals to 49 over A&A Connection in the final game of the night. Brittons Hill led the scoring with 15 goals to 12 over Connections. They continued their impressive showing in the second half by leading 27 to 22 going into the third quarter.
In the third quarter BHC led 42 to 36 and continued their dominance to the final whistle.