Springer, Foundation roll on to semis
Defending champions Springer Memorial and Christ Church Foundation will be the ones to watch after advancing to the semi-finals of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-19 Netball League with massive victories during Thursday’s quarter-finals.
Springer rolled over The Lodge School, beating them 33-13 while Foundation’s impressive game routed Parkinson 47-7.
Queen’s College and The Lester Vaughan School also advanced to the semi-finals, defeating Coleridge & Parry and The St Michael School 29-14 and 17-14 respectively.
Springer’s Jada Smith led the shooters, netting 19 of her 24 attempts, while Rashanna Thorne and Shawnelle Trotman scored eight of 15 and six of nine, respectively.
Lodge were outplayed from the very first quarter after they were left behind by seven goals.
They were forced to continue their sluggish scoring while Springer maintained their fluent midcourt artistry to their shooting circle with 9-2, 21-4 and 29-6 leads.
For Lodge, Tameisha Clarke, who took the goal shooter bib from the third quarter, shot eight of 11 while Jakila Alleyne-Morris and Karissa Graham scored three of 14 and two of eight, respectively.
Foundation’s Chiara Chase and Briana Holder had the help of their squad to easily convert their chances, netting 23 of 27 and 24 of 29, respectively.
They limited Parkinson to scoring two single goals across three quarters and one in the final quarter while they made 11, 24 and 36, respectively.
Queen’s College and Coleridge & Parry were in keen battle during the early exchanges of the first quarter which the former ended with a 6-4 lead.
Queen’s College had some clean passes, which were effective in taking the ball down the court to ensure it was netted successfully.
Janine Forde led the scoring with 22 of 30, while Brittany Small shot seven of her 11 attempts.
Though Coleridge & Parry also made some good passes and outstanding steals, Queen’s College became stronger as the game continued to come away with a 15-goal win by the final whistle.
Lester Vaughan’s place in the semi-finals was saved by their three-goal win against St Michael.
Vivica Addison shot eight of 15, while Danesha Davis and Jana Joseph shot five of seven and four of ten, respectively.
After a close half-time score of 11-10, Lester Vaughan held on to win the game.
St Michael’s Kellisha Kelly netted 12 of 22 attempts.
In Tuesday’s semi-finals, Springer Memorial meet Queen’s College and Foundation oppose Lester Vaughan. (RG)