Under-19 schools'netball

Combermere had Shaniqua Thomas to thank as they comfortably defeated Lester Vaughan Secondary 30-15 at Cane Garden, St Thomas as action in the Powerade-sponsored Secondary Schools Netball Under-19 competition continued yesterday.

Goal-attack Thomas showed excellent shooting touch, netting 19 goals from 23 attempts. She received good assistance from goal-shoot Danika Payne who had 11 goals from 17 tries.

Combermere also played excellent defence limiting Lester Vaughan to a mere 21 attempts at goal over the duration of the game. They frequently denied Lester Vaughan’s goal-shoot and goal-attack in-coming passes.

Goal shoot Brandy Grosvenor, who continues to show much promise, led her school’s offence with 10 goals from 12 attempts but could have done with more service from her team- mates. Tachina Young had five goals from eight attempts while Stephian Shepherd missed her only attempt on goal.

Both Deighton Griffith Secondary and Princess Margaret missed more than they scored in the 13-12 victory for the former and they will have to work harder on their shooting technique as the competition progresses.

The half-time score was 6-4 in favour of the St Philip school and it generally remained close throughout before Deighton Griffith held on for the close victory.

Once again it was a case of the goal attacks for both sides not getting the ball sufficiently to make a more significant impact in the goals’ column. Shereka Wilkinson took only 11 shots in the game of which she scored six, while it can only be left to conjecture how much more Treshonia Best could have scored if she had got more service. Best netted all of her seven attempts.

For Princess Margaret, Megan Holder netted nine goals from 13 attempts while Nzingha Perch scored half of her six attempts.

The games pitting Grantley Adams against The Lodge School and Foundation against Graydon Sealy were called off because of rain.

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