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U-21 netballers rally to easy win

It has been keen action in the BWU’s netball competition so far.

The action was fast and furious last night as several teams took to the hard courts of the Netball Stadium when the annual Barbados Workers Union’s netball competition continued.

In the first game played in the Orlando “Gabby” Scott Zone, FEP Ballers went up against Diamondshire and won 18 goals to 11. Ballers had the slight advantage at the end of the first quarter in which they led five goals to four. They then advanced that lead in the second quarter to 10 goals to six.

Diamondshire showed more enterprise in the third quarter often exchanging goals with the Ballers but still ended the quarter behind, 11 goals to Ballers’13. Diamondshire then fell to pieces in the fourth quarter where they failed to add to their tally and Ballers emerged 18-11 victors.

Goal shoot for Ballers Kadesha Arthur scored 10 from 13 attempts and goal attack Cherise Maynard had eight from her 19 attempts. Diamondshire’s goal shoot Keisha Thompson had nine from 19 and goal attack Akeila Phillips one from six while Natalie Hinds who also played goal attack scored one from two.

The Linda Brooks Zone saw Rapid Response playing against Kings Park and Rapid Response was victorious 28 to 22 over Kings Park. In the first quarter Rapid Response took the lead eight goals to four, and extended that to 13 to 11 in the second quarter. The close competition continued into the third and Rapid Response went to a narrow 20 to 17 lead. Kings Park were not able to close the gap in the final quarter and rapid Response came away with the win.

Goal shoot for Rapid Response Suzette Harding scored five goals from five attempts while team-mate and goal shoot Linda Waldron scored 19 from 33 and goal attack Shanice Olton had two from three. Alicia Harding who also played as goal attack scored two from three.

Kings Park’s goal shoot Nicole Layne played well for her 20 goals from 31 attempts. Goal attack Shadae Hinds had one from three and Trula Hinds who also played as goal attack had one from three.

In the Linda Brooks B Zone A&R Ballers were thrashed by Hillside Lime Newbury 38 to 11. Newbury took the early lead nine goals to four, then continued their strong play in the second quarter to lead 20 goals to six, and in the third quarter 29 to 10 as A&R Ballers looked totally outclassed before slumping to inevitable defeat in the fourth quarter.

Goal shoot for Newbury Beverley Marsh scored 15 from her 28 attempts, while both goal attacks Janelle Brathwaite scored 20 from 29 and Laticia Busby scored three from her four attempts. A&R Ballers’ goal shoot Alicia Adams scored 10 from 17 and goal attack Jennifer Seale scored her only attempt.

The final game of the night in the Sir Roy Trotman Zone between the Barbados under-21 and Korecc Auto Ballers was all about the under-21 who

demolished KAB 42 to 35. They had a 13-5 advantage at the first quarter. The second quarter was no different as they progressed to a 24 to 12 lead. In the third quarter the Ballers showed greater urgency on offence but the under-21 never lost focus and maintained a 34 to 22 lead before closing out the game in the fourth quarter.

Goal shoot for the Barbados under-21 team was Shonica Wharton who scored 21 from 31 atempts. Goal attack Shannon Hackett had 17 from 21 and Vanessa Reid who also played goal attack scored four from five. Goal shoot for the Ballers Carla Boyce played well for her 10 goals from 12 attempts. (ML)

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