Sunday, February 18, 2018

McCollin, Barker get Game Changers back on course


33 of 40 attempts: Kalifa McColin

Mark Fraser

There was a return to a winning script for Game Changers in the Championship Division of the Courts All Sectors Netball League on Saturday at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Complex, Tacarigua.

Having suffered their first defeat of the season in midweek against close rivals Fire, Game Changers rebounded by swamping UWI 55-15. Goal attack Kalifa McCollin was sharp, nailing 33 of her 40 attempts, while Janelle Barker made 22 of her 33 as the division leaders dominated all four quarters.

They led 13-4, 23-9 and 49-13 after three quarters before closing out the match in the final session. UWI goal shoot Akeela Rodriguez was their most productive player with nine goals.

In Championship Division play, excellent shooting by Patrice Goring who made 40 of her 46 attempts was the difference in Police X’s 49-44 win over Bermudez.

Goal shoot Goring’s work at the net kept the policewomen ahead over all four quarters.

For Bermudez, Joycelyn Marcelle made 22 of her 32 attempts, while goal shoot Kathy James was perfect, hitting 14 of 14.

In the other match in the division, goal shoot Aquila Blugh sank 36 of her 55 attempts as leaders Fire beat Jabloteh 44-35.

For Jabloteh, goal shoot Julia Britto made 20 of her 32 attempts.

Fire led 8-5, 23-12, and 34-23 before sealing the game in the final quarter. Fire lead Police X only on goal difference in a very tight race.

In the other game Saturday, goal shoot Shaquahda Green made 23 of 34 attempts and Shurice Gordon 10 of 22 as UTT prevailed 37-27 over TSTT in the Alternative Division to take the top spot on goal difference.

For TSTT, now second, Chantel Perry made 16 of her 22 attempts but TSTT could not sustain their lead after a tight first quarter when they led 8-7.

UTT came back in the second quarter to lead 18-15 and maintained their advantage for the rest of the match.