Stars too bright for Wolverines
Brittons Hill Combined Stars made a mockery of any perceived big clash with Wolverines ‘B’, by shredding their opponents 52-23 when they clashed in the Sir Roy Trotman zone of the Barbados Workers’ Union’s netball tournament at the Netball Stadium on Monday night.
Led by a game high 37 goals from 46 attempts by national captain Latonia Blackman, Brittons Hill dominated all aspects of the game to set up greater anticipation for their upcoming encounter with the unbeaten Wolverines ‘A’.
Blackman’s sister Nadia Blackman was also a shooting worry for Wolverines as she sunk 15 goals from 24 attempts.
Goal attack Kelly Knight scored eight from 11 for Wolverines with a better effort of 15 from 27 coming from goal shoot Rashida Ali.
However, while the Blackmans proved too potent in the shooting circle for Wolverines, the defence of six-footer Faye Sealy and Brittany Wood in the defensive circle, along with the mid-court play of Shanise Jarvis, Marissa Burgess and Kathyann Wharton were just as deadly to keep Brittons Hill on course to take the crown.
The action in the Linda Brooks zone saw Chickmont Ballers pipping Barbados Prison Service 28-26. Goal shoot Nicole Graham-Weekes scored 23 of 26 shots, while international umpire Marion Johnson-Hurley contributed five goals from eight attempts.
Shanice Banfield scored 21 of 31 and Tana Puckerin added five of seven for the losers.
Brittons Hill had led 11-6, 25-13 and 38-18, with the third quarter being the most pivotal in leading to the blow-out. That quarter and the final one saw the Wolverines scoring just five points while Brittons Hill notched up 13 and 14 goals respectively in those quarters.
Welchman Hall defeated St James Stilettos 30-20 in the Ulric Sealy zone with Leanne Harper scoring 20/22 at goal shoot and goal attack Marceline Cyrus 10/12 for almost perfect efforts from Welchman Hall. For the Stilettos Nicola Young made 18(28) and Shanice Carmichael scored 2(3) with Nakisha Boyce failing to sink any of her six shots. (KB)