Blackbirds soar against Guardian Pride
A SUPERLATIVE performance by Barbados player Shonica Wharton helped to sustain UWI Blackbirds’ bid for double crown netball honours Wednesday night.
They held off a strong challenge from Guardian Pride of Villa 52-47 at the Netball Stadium, five days after clinching their first senior title by defeating the former knockout queens Pine Hill St Barnabas.
In their first league game the Blackbirds opted to rest Damisha Croney, Rieah Holder and an injured Shanise Rock in the face off with the inconsistent Villa.
With goal shooter Wharton sinking 36 goals from 41 shots and Kittitian Mechelle Liburd adding 11 of 15 attempts in the goal attack position, the Blackbirds were able to thwart a number of spirited bids from Villa.
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