Big wins for UTT, Fire in ASNL Premiership
The Armed Forces were under siege on the Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena netball courts in Tacarigua, with heavy losses in the Courts All Sectors Netball League (ASNL) Premiership on Saturday.
UTT thumped Police 41-27, but only after Fire Service had whipped Defence Force 51-14 at the Tacarigua venue. For UTT, goal shoot Daystar Swift sank 31 goals from her 39 attempts to singlehandedly outscore Police, and goal attack Jillisa Allan added comfort the with ten from 19 attempts.
The teams were locked at 9-9 after one quarter, and UTT eked out a 17-16 advantage by the halfway stage. But UTT pulled ahead 29-20 by the end of the third, and outscored their opponents 12-7 to finish the encounter.
For Police, goal shoots Gursher Grant (10-of-14 shooting) and Kalifa McCollin (5-of-10) led the offence, in addition to Joelisa Cooper's 12 goals (19 attempts).
The Army girls were swamped by pressure from Fire goal shoot Afesha Noel (35 goals, 50 attempts) and goal attack Simone Morgan (16 of 28). Defence Force's goals came from Karlene Sylvester (eight) and Anastascia Wilson (six).
In the Championship Division, Bermudez goal shoot Kathy James (22 of 32) and goal attack Joycelyn Marcelle (17 of 34) helped them to a 39-33 win over San Juan Jabloteh, with goal attack Debra Bain (23 of 25) leading Jabloteh's offence.
Also in that Division, Police got the better of Fire Service 44-41, and UWI stopped Defence Force 29-21.
Goal shoot Patrice Goring scored 37 of 44 attempts to lead the offence for the Lawwomen, while Fire's shooters were goal shoot Aquila Blugh (22 of 34) and Nariba Grant (19 of 38).
UWI got by the Army women thanks to goal shoot Abeni Taylor (15 of 23) and goal attacks Akeela Rodriguez (11 of 18) and Roannta Dalrymple (3 of 4). Defence Force goal shoot Melissa Snaggs-James sank 14 of 24 attempts, and goal attack Cheryl-Ann Millington scored seven of 15.