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Springer still unbeaten


Justin Marville

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It might be time to start taking Springer’s run seriously.
St Lucy’s Ashley Marshall scored a game-high 22 points, but she and team-mate Kym Robinson missed four consecutive free throws in the dying moments as the Wibisco Shirley Female Basketball league leaders remained undefeated after Tuesday’s 37-34 nail-bitter over St Lucy at Government Hill.
In a matchup of unbeatens, neither side led by more than five points during the see-saw contest after the visitors held a mere 13-10 advantage at the break.
However, Springer managed to take a three-point lead inside the inside the final minute before Winmalicia Bowen received a technical for crossing the plane while defending a St Lucy inbounds play.
But Marshall missed both free throws, right after Robinson did likewise on the previous possession to allow the hosts to maintain their slight cushion.
And St Lucy did themselves no favour on the ensuing possession either, subsequently turning over the ball as the home side held on for the narrow victory.
Bowen had 18 points for Springer, who improved to 5-0 and dropped last year’s regular season champs to 3-1.
At Waterford, seven-time queens Garrison kept pace with the league leaders after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season with a 36-22 victory over Combermere.
Led by Nikita President (ten) and Vanessa Reid-Cox (eight), the visitors overcame a rare 16-10 half-time deficit to record the team’s third straight win in as many games. No player scored in double digits for Combermere, who fell to 3-2 on the season.
At Husbands, Ashley Daniel had a game-high 23 points to lead former champions Queen’s College (1-0) to a season-opening 43-10 home win over the winless St James Secondary. Harrison College improved to a 2-2 record with a tough 24-16 against Alexandra on the road.

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