Friday, January 19, 2018

Bermudez stay perfect in ASNL Championship

Police had a comfortable outing in their final Courts All Sectors Netball League (ASNL) Championship Division match before the Carnival break, while Bermudez stayed unbeaten to maintain the lead atop the standings.

At Tacarigua's Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena on Thursday, Police subdued Defence Force 46-28, while Bermudez's 43-36 triumph over UWI, their fifth in as many matches, was much closer.

Against Police, though, the table-propping Army unit were undone despite having a match-high 21 goals from 30 attempts by Melissa Snaggs-James. Goal attacks Christy Snaggs (six of 11) and Makeda Pierre (one goal) were the other scorers for Defence Force.

Jenice Mc Intosh led the "Law Ladies" charge, though, sinking 19 goals from her 23 attempts, while aided by fellow goal attack Monica Maule (2 of six), and goal shoots Donneisha Wickham (13 of 21) and Claudia Joseph (12 of 19).

Police led at the end of each quarter, stretching their lead from 12-8 after the first period to 23-13 by the halfway stage. By the end of the third Police were 36-21 ahead and not looking back, as they closed out the encounter.

Bermudez also had accurate shooting from goal attack Joycelyn Marcell (22 of 27) and goal shoot Kathy James (17 of 23), while Indra Anderson, also a goal attack, had four items.

Shooting for UWI, who trailed 11-7, 23-15 and 33-25 at the end of the first three quarters in that order, were goal shoots Abeni Taylor (18 of 27) and Nicole Laptiste-George (5 of 5), with goal attack Akeela Rodriguez (13 of 25) the other scorer.

Bermudez, with ten points, lead the standings ahead of Police (eight points), with Fire Service (six) third. San Juan Jabloteh (four points), UWI (two) and winless Defence Force (zero) are fourth to sixth in the six team standings respectively.

Thursday's scores:

Championship Division

Defence Force 28 vs Police 46

Bermudez 43 vs UWI 36

Championship Standings

Team P W D L GD Pts

Bermudez 5 5 0 0 50 10

Police 5 4 0 1 27 8

Fire Service 5 3 0 2 23 6

Jabloteh 5 2 0 3 -21 4

UWI 5 1 0 4 8 2

Defence Force 5 0 0 5 -95 0