Winning visitors

BDF defeated by London Lion Hearts

Barbados Defence Force Kevlar suffered a 22-18 loss against the visiting London Lion Hearts team from England when the Barbados Workers Union League Series continued last night at the Netball Stadium.

Lion Hearts had the advantage 8-2, 13-6 and 16-14 after three quarters by which time the BDF ladies did well to cut the deficit to a mere two goals.

Barbados Defence Force Kevlar’s goal-attack Lioan Harewood (with ball) does well to hold on to a bounce pass that got past wing-defence Tosin Yusuf and goal-defence Josie Afolabi.
Barbados Defence Force Kevlar’s goal-attack Lioan Harewood (with ball) does well to hold on to a bounce pass that got past wing-defence Tosin Yusuf and goal-defence Josie Afolabi.

Goal-attack Judith Charles of Lions Heart top scored with 14 goals from 21 attempts while goal-shooter Dee Horst contributed eight. Nothing can be taken away from BDF who did pretty well in the circle especially goal-shooter Carla Boyce who came close to a perfect score with ten from 12. Goal-attack Lioan Harewood netted seven goals from 11 attempts and substitute goal-shooter Shareece Ward assisted with one goal.

Goal-defender Josie Afolabi and wing-defender Tosin Yusuf of Lion Hearts did well for the visitors who had the majority of ball possession with 36 attempts compared to BDF ‘s 25.

In other matches played Chickmont Ballers featured twice on the night when they came up against Unity Ballers and Bryden Stokes respectively.

They were beaten 29-22 by Unity Ballers with scores at the quarter breaks being 6-6, 16-10, 22-19 in favour of the winners. Goal-shooter Roneisha Haynes tallied 25 of those goals for Unity Ballers while goal-attack Alicia Gibson claimed the remaining four. Chickmont goal-shooter did well for her 18 from 22 and goal-attack Kim Cox assisted with four.

Unity Ballers goal-shooter Roniesha Haynes with arms outstretched had a relatively good game.
Unity Ballers goal-shooter Roniesha Haynes with arms outstretched had a relatively good game.

Chickmont redeemed themselves with a 35-24 victory over Bryden Stokes who led the first two quarters 7-3, 14-13 but Chickmont did well to bring themselves back into it in the third phase with a score line of 21-18.

Goal-attack Cassandra Brathwaite and goal-shooter Nicole Graham had a good game with 19 and 16 goals respectively.

Bryden Stokes goal-shooter Claudette Johnson and goal-attack Margaret Spooner tallied 12 each.

Rapid Response also played two games yesterday and were also on the losing end. Against Shottas United they went down 28-17 and Action Ballers also took a liking to them and trounced them 30-17.

Shottas United goal-shooter Khadijah Alleyne does well to pull back this ball into play. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).
Shottas United goal-shooter Khadijah Alleyne does well to pull back this ball into play. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).

Goal-shooters Khadija Alleyne with 11 and Shanika Patterson eight along with goal-attack Kelly Harewood nine allowed Shottas to come out on top and took the first three quarters at 7-5, 14-8 and 21-12.

None of Rapid Response players reached double figures with the highest score being nine from goal-attack Julisa Jones-Smith.

Meanwhile in the other game Action Ballers had Rapid Response 6-5, 15-8 and 24-13 thanks to goal-shooter Alicia Adams who accounted for 23 of her team’s 30 goals. Goal-attack Latoya Williams scored the other goals.

Rapid Response goal-shooter Linda Walrond netted 11 off 16 and goal-attack Shakira Thompson six from 15.

The series will continue tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Netball Stadium.

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