Newbury All Stars were on the ball as they defeated Unity Stars 47-26 in the Barbados Netball Association’s Senior Knockout series at the Netball Stadium on Monday.
Newbury goal-shoot Shakellia Smith led the way with 26 goals from 40 attempts and goal-attack Khadija Domingo 21 from 27 in a game which went 12-8, 24-12 and 35-22 at the intervals. Tanisha Mounter of Unity Stars was the most impressive for her team with 22 goals from 30 attempts while Nadia Gibbons chipped in with four goals.
In the intermediate knockout Brydens Anchor won 21-17 in a close contest against Pine and Wildey. From the first quarter the scores were locked 4-4 but Brydens managed to take the lead in the second quarter 10-9 and squeezed a four point advantage 15-11 in the third quarter.
Another tight game in the intermediate was Spooners Hill who just about defeated Unity Stars 27-23. Spooners Hill’s class act and former national player Lydia Bishop who played at goal-attack top scored with nine goals from her 10 attempts, followed by fellow goal-attacks Rene Rudder and Deborah Kellman with seven each and goal-shoot Kimberley Bowen, four. Unity Stars’ goal-shoot Leandra Goodman put in a good effort with 16 goals from 24 attempts and was assisted by goal-attack Rakya Phillips who had seven goals from 19 attempts.
Spooners Hill were actually down 5-6 in the opening quarter but pulled the game back relatively well at 13-9 and 21-18 before going on to win.
Bico Delight also came from behind to win 27-21 after trailing 6-8 in the first quarter of their game against St Joseph United. A lot of credit had to be given to goal-shoot Malia Hinds who scored 21 from 29, which helped Bico to over an initial deficit and take the lead 13-12 in the second half and then create some space at 21-17 in the third quarter. Goal-attack Carolyn Holloway contributed the other six points for Bico while St Joseph goal-attack Kayann Eastmond had 13 goals and Sierra Coward, eight, but their efforts simply were not enough.
C O Williams Rangers had a comfortable 35-26 win over BRC Welch Rovers. Goal-shoot Heather Belle’s 25 goals from 29 tries and Tatyana Walrond’s 10 goals helped Rangers to overcome Rovers who had a good game from goal-attack Alicia Adams who netted 23 goals from 26 attempts. Rangers came from behind at 6-8 to over power Rovers 19-14 and 28-22 in the second and third quarters.
Pine Hill Dairy St Barnabas were in sizzling form as they defeated Sion Hill 36-14. St Barnabas goal-shoot Zakiya Knight had 24 goals, goal-attack Alyssa Bynoe had nine from 15 attempts and Latricia Busby netted three goals for the win. For Sion Hill goal-shoot Shenise Holligan scored 11 from 13 and goal-attack Lishia Clarke three from eight.