Four schools make it to netball semis
DEFENDING?CHAMPIONS GRAYDON Sealy, Queen’s College (QC), Springer Memorial and Lodge have progressed to the semi-finals of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-19 Netball Competition.
Led by national player Shonica Wharton, Graydon Sealy easily defeated Combermere 37-29 to set up an exciting semi-final showdown on Tuesday against Springer, who progressed via a comfortable 44-23 win over Foundation.
Goal shoot Wharton netted 25 of her 27 attempts and she received good support from goal attack Alyssa Bynoe, who scored 12 of 20 shots in Thursday’s quarter-final at the Netball Stadium.
Sheniqua Thomas, another national player, scored 22 of her 30 shots in a losing effort for Combermere.
Springer were led to victory by excellent shooting from goal shoot Shakeillia Smith (21 of 22) and goal attack Khadija Domingo, who nailed 23 of her 29 shots.
In the other semi-final, QC and Lodge will face off after they disposed of St Michael 38-10 and Lester Vaughan 33-13 respectively.
Goal attack Vanessa Bobb led QC’s assault, scoring 19 of 28 shots, while goal shoot Cheneque Thomas made 17 of 28.
Despite struggling on the offensive end, Lodge led from start to finish, with goal attack Trishan Deane’s 18 of 24 effort and goal shoot Simone Jemmott, who scored 15 of 29 leading them to victory. (RB)