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Springer, Foundation U-19 final

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Springer, Foundation U-19 final

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Defending champions Springer Memorial and Christ Church Foundation will clash in the final of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-19 Netball League tomorrow.

Both teams advanced to the final of the competition yesterday, with Springer beating last year’s losing finalists Queen’s College 21-13, while Foundation defeated Lester Vaughan 25-17 at the Netball Stadium.

Springer’s goal shooter Jada Smith led the way for her team to have another opportunity to take home the championship trophy when she scored 19 of her 29 attempts.

Queen’s College entered the second quarter five goals down but corrected a few of their errors on court to reduce the deficit to two goals at half-time.

However, they countered with the help of national player Amanda Knight at the goal defence position. Goal attack Brittney Small also made some good decisions to get the ball to goal shooter Janine Forde, who scored nine of 12 attempts.

Springer executed some precise passes along the court while effecting some easy steals. However, they constantly made the error of not collecting their rebounds and this sometimes led to Queen’s College gaining a goal.

Nevertheless, Springer still managed to end the third quarter at 16-10 while Queen’s College were unable to stage a fightback in the final period.

In the other semi-final, Romancia Odwin netted 11 of 17 and Chiara Chase 12 of 16 while Brianna Holder added two goals from three shots in Foundation’s easy passage to the final.

Lester Vaughan’s Jana Joseph and Vivaca Addison shot seven of 17 and 10 of 19, respectively, while Dacia Knight missed her three shots. (RG)