Springer, CP take v’ball titles
Sun, June 24, 2012 - 12:06 AM
FOR THE SECOND TIME in two days, Queen’s College (QC) ended second best in an Under-16 inter-school competition as Coleridge & Parry’s (CP) boys and Springer Memorial’s girls captured the Super Centre volleyball crowns at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Friday.
Coleridge & Parry were led by the experienced and aggressive play of Most Valuable Player (MVP) and best setter Kemar Hinds, Stephen Packer, Aaron Griffith and Atiba Best in thumping QC 25-14, 25-21.
QC’s junior national players Nathaniel McClean and Adams Niles along with girls’ libero Janina Mayers hardly bothered CP who controlled the match. After easily taking the first set on their attacking play and a flurry of errors by QC, the lads from the north were cantering to the straight-sets triumph before a late fight gave QC some face-saving points.
However, the spiking of Packer, who ironically won the best defensive title, showed how he could have helped the juniors in St Croix were it not for a visa issue denying him the tour.
Tall Kore Denny, who also featured on QC’s basketball team, fought to avoid the double-day defeat. However, the consistency of CP proved the decider.
Consistency and experience at competing in finals also saw Springer dismissing Christ Church Foundation 25-18, 25-18, with a number of the Springer girls who captured the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Under-16 netball crown turning out for the Government Hill side.
MVP Serena Gibson, captain, Cassandra Lawrence, Shonte Seale, Zykia Kirton and Gabrielle Williams took advantage of a Foundation team which seem to choke every year after beating all opponents and reaching the finals.
Foundation had to settle for most of the individual awards.
QC missed out on a number of big prizes last week. They lost the Under-16 basketball finals on Thursday to Garrison Secondary at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
And on Friday they lost the Under-14 tennis finals to The St Michael School at the nearby Tennis Centre. (KB)
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