Springer Memorial were in dominant form yesterday as action in the Powerade-sponsored Barbados Secondary Schools Netball League continued at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael.
Playing against a game but over-matched Parkinson Memorial, the girls from Government Hill easily defeated Parkinson 29-14, thanks to some outstanding play from goal-shoot Shakeilia Smith who netted 20 goals from her 27 attempts.
Springer’s defence was stifling as the girls intercepted several passes or caused their opponents to send passes awry due to their efficient marking.
At the end of the first quarter Springer led 7-4 and turned up the pressure to such an extent in the second quarter that Parkinson did not register a single goal, ending the second quarter as they had the first.
Too little, too late
Parkinson did show a bit more urgency in the third quarter, most of this coming from goal-attack Shaquila Davis who got better service from her team-mates in the period. She had an overall 11 goals from 14 attempts, which was indicative of the fact that her colleagues did not get the ball to her as frequently as they ought to.
In the final quarter the pattern of the game followed much of what had occurred in the first two quarters with Parkinson’s offence almost static, resulting in a mere three goals scored in the quarter.
Springer netted nine goals during the quarter.
Springer netted nine goals during the quarter. Goal- shoot Tatyanna Waldrond had two goals from five attempts and team-mate Latisha Husbands scored the only goal she attempted.
Parkinson will have to work harder on getting the ball to their goal-attack and goal-shoot in their other games if they are to make an impression in the tournament. For Springer it was a welcome victory after going down to Graydon Sealy earlier in the week. (WG)
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