Warrens girls upset Chargers
Two weeks after losing the knockout crown, Freekz Customz Chargers’ hopes of retaining the Goddards Enterprises League title took a serious dent when Division 1 action continued at the Wildey Gym Monday night.
Chargers were upset by Warrens, a team that the champions had spawned, 18-25, 18-25, 25-18, 26-24, 11-15.
With Sharon Bovell opting to retire to the lower division and Dania Hamilton away at classes, Chargers looked headed for a straight-sets defeat.
However, Hamilton turned up from the third set which Chargers won as well as the fourth, rallying from game and match point, 20-24, with Warrens tinkering with their starting six.
Anthazia Mason, struggling with form and fitness, also gave Thonya Joseph and Avara Brown the space to attack with success.
But the class of multitalented Rheann Niles, who elevated to spike and block, pulled Warrens from 4-8 in the decider when it looked as if Chargers would pull off a come-from-behind victory.
After moving from 4-8, to 9-8, Warrens, or more specifically, national netballer, basketballer and volleyballer Niles then put on a show to condemn her former teammates.
Niles won points ten and 11 with one-on-one crunching blocks on Brown to follow up with a smoking kill on an over pass.
It was a mere formality when Sophia Walcott, another defector from Chargers, closed out the game with an ace.
The other two matches followed the script, with Sentry Insurance Brokers Deacons dismissing Plus Club United 25-22, 25-14, 25-14 and Toners beating Safe Carlton 25-17, 25-16, 25-17. (KB)