Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Army, UTT win in All Sectors netball

Defence Force and UTT found themselves in winners' row in Courts All Sectors Netball League (ASNL) Premiership action, on Saturday at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena in Tacarigua.

National goal attack Anastacia Wilson took the Army women to victory with 34 goals from 48 attempts, and was supported by goal shoot Karlene Sylvester, who had nine of 18 shooting.

For Police, Wilson's national teammates, goal shoot Joelisa Cooper (26 of 34) and goal attack Kalifa McCollin (15 of 22) shone, but could not get their team the win.

The teams were locked at 20-20 at the halfway stage after Defence Force took a 13-9 first quarter lead, but the Army women pulled away for a 36-28 third quarter lead, and kept their distance to the end.

UTT had a tougher task in prevailing 41-39 over Fire Services, whose second half hot streak threatened to overturn a 25-13 half-time deficit. Daystar Swift (31 of 37), another T&T goal shoot, and Jilisa Allan (10 of 19) were on target for UTT.

Fire Services were strong in the final period after that lead had been reduced to eight goals in the third.

Goal shoot Afeisha Noel was the main weapon in the fourth quarter, her 20 from 30 attempts being Fire Services' best, while goal attack Jellene Richardson (9 of 16) and goal shoot Simone Morgan (10 of 18) also chipped in.

But Fire could not secure victory in the final period, even though they outscored their opponents 17-10.

In the Championship Division, Police edged UWI 30-27, with goal shoot Beverly Hernandez sinking 23 goals from 26 attempts. UWI got their goals from three different goal shoots—Akeela Rodriguez (11 of 19), Nicole George-Laptiste (nine of 24) and Danielle Santana (7 of 9).

And Bermudez cooled Fire Services off with a 28-26 victory on ten goals apiece from goal shoots Kathy James (12 attempts) and Indra Anderson (19 attempts), and a further eight goals from Joycelyn Marcelle (8 of 14).

Bermudez's best shooters were goal shoot Nariba Grant (13 of 35) and goal attack Aquella Blugh (11 of 17).

Action in the Retro Division, at the same venue on Monday, saw Harlem beat Les Femmes 22-18, and TSTT ease past CCS 25-18.