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Tough tour for BWU


BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) wrapped up their 2012 Goodwill Netball Tour of Trinidad and Tobago with one win, one draw and two losses last weekend.
The big game against the All-Sectors All Star team was a difficult one for the Bajan lasses who went down 26-58 Sunday evening after less than two hours’ recovery time against a team which included several Trinidad and Tobago national players.
With the team trailing 4-15 at the end of the first quarter, coach Cameron Greenidge said he told the girls they had to set realistic goals, aiming for between 24 and 30 goals, and limiting the All Stars to fewer than 60.
It was a hostile environment, with the crowd chanting “beat the Baje”.
“I think it was a very successful tour,” Greenidge said, despite that reaction.
Trinidad and Tobago national shooter Anastacia Wilson scored 25 from 31 and national captain Janelle Barker seven from nine. Former junior national Samantha Wallace, who also has senior caps, scored 24 from 32 and Kalifa McCollin, two from five.
The BWU shooters were not as accurate. Keisha Griffith scored 11 from 21 and Shekira Boxill, 15 from 25.
Earlier on Sunday, Barbados moved from trailing eight at the half to tie TSTT 30-30.
Mindful of the later match, Greenidge did some juggling with his limited resources. Defender Chekirah Shepherd got a chance to shoot and scored six from ten; Keisha Bruce scored half of her ten attempts; Marlisa Austin was a perfect four from four; Deborah Kellman scored one and Boxill went 14 from 18.
On Saturday, Barbados split the two matches against the University of Trinidad and Tobago, winning 31-18 and losing 26-53.
Kellman led the Bajans with 14 from 19 in the first match. Austin and Nicole Layne scored six each, Bruce was three from three and Tisha Gregoire had two from five. After feeling out the BWU in the first game, UTT unleashed the big gunners in the second, using ten national players.  (SAT)

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