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Drug test foul-up?


Added 27 August 2018


Young goal attack Brianna Holder had an impressive 94 per cent shooting effort, scoring 34 goals from 36 attempts for the Gems. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe)

A decision to inform two national players of a pending drug test before the start of their latest AFNA World Cup Qualifying match has infuriated the top brass of the local netball fraternity.

Teenaged Christ Church Foundation student Brianna Holder celebrated her first full run on the Bajan Gems netball team with an outstanding 34 goals from 36 shots on Sunday night to help sink St Maarten 110-12 in the ongoing qualifiers at the Wildey Gymnasium.

But little did the fans, who cheered the ball-handling and uncanny accuracy of the goal attack, know that 17-year-old Holder was devastated to the point of tears minutes before taking to the court.

That was when she was informed by anti-doping officers that both she and vice-captain Damisha Croney would be subjected to a drug test after the match. (KB)


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