St Barnabas in second place
Pine Hill St Barnabas have taken over sole possession of second place in the Barbados Netball Association’s Premier League competition.
On Monday night at the Netball Stadium, St Barnabas defeated long-time rivals CO Williams Rangers 46-42 after coach Margaret Cutting made wholesale changes to her second-half line up.
Leading 23-19 at half-time, Cutting switched Shanise Banfield from goal-shooter to goal-attack; Damisha Croney (four from eight) from goal-attack to centre; Samantha Browne from centre to wing-defence; Jeneice Clarke from wing-defence to goal-defence; Shonette Bruce from goal defence to goal-keeper.
Fay Sealy, who started at goalkeeper, went to shooter and she didn’t disappoint with 17 goals from 20 attempts, while Banfield scored 25 from 40.
“I told the girls the team would not be going down easy, we would be fighting to the end. I used this combination once before and it was a combination I wanted to use. You have to remember that Fay isn’t just a goalkeeper. I started working with her as a shooter,” Cutting told NATIONSPORT.
The changes were quite effective, limiting Rangers to their lowest total for the season.
Olivia Walcott, who had a very high accuracy rate for most of the season, was held to 22 from 31 and Nikita Piggott 20 from 32.
St Barnabas have one defeat at the hands of champions NCC Ballers, while Rangers have lost two matches. (SAT)