Springer, Graydon Sealy to face off
Defending champions Graydon Sealy will be seeking to add yet another title to their trophy cabinet when they oppose former queens Springer Memorial in the final of the Barbados Secondary School Under-19 Netball League on Thursday at the Netball Stadium.
Playing at the same venue this afternoon in their semi-final encounters, Springer defeated Parkinson Memorial 45-20 while in the other match-up Graydon Sealy got past Combermere 25-18 in a close encounter.
In the first game played on court one, Springer were led by goal shoot Shakeilla Smith who ended with 28 from 34 attempts while goal attack Khadija Domingo finished with 17 goals from 24 attempts.
For Parkinson, Nikita Davis shot 18 from 21 attempts.
Springer were the first to get on the scoresheet through Domingo and she teamed up with Smith to put their team in a good position going into the second quarter leading 13-6.
Parkinson tried to make a comeback in the second quarter utilizing their centre Keishana Kippins and goal defence Terri Daniel to good effect. The pair tried to link up with Davis, who utilized her height well to find the target on several occasions.
However, Springer still managed to maintain their lead 23-14 at the half-time whistle.
The girls from Government Hill increased their momentum in the third quarter thanks mainly to goal defence Shonte Seale, who utilized her athletic abilities to prevent Parkinson from scoring.
Her efforts limited Parkinson to just two points in the quarter and allowed Springer to go into the decisive quarter with a 20-point lead, 36-16.
With victory within touching distance, Springer added a further nine points in the final quarter to close out the game strongly.
In the second match-up, meanwhile, Graydon Sealy were made to work for their points against a Combermere team led by national player Sheniqua Thomas. Playing at goal attack, she shot ten from 14 attempts while goal-shoot Shae White scored eight from 13.
The game, however, went to Graydon Sealy, led from the front by their captain Shonica Wharton, who ended with 19 from 25 attempts while goal-attack Alyssa Bynoe scored six from ten.