Defending queens Springer Memorial will not get a shot at repeating as champions of the Under-13 Barbados Secondary Schools Netball League this year.
Coleridge and Parry tenaciously denied the girls from Government Hill with an 11-6 victory after leading 6-1 at the halftime break Tuesday afternoon at the Netball Stadium. Coleridge and Parry advance to the semifinal.
The duration of the game was 20 minutes with two ten-minute halves and Coleridge and Parry under the guidance of former national netball captain Wanda Agard- Belgrave were able to get the better of Springer Memorial with great passes and wonderful execution at the nets.
In fact the girls from St Peter won the first center pass and right away they got on the scoreboard through goal-shooter Samika Watson who accounted for a total of eight goals from her 11 attempts while goal attack Rochea Williams scored three from seven.
The one goal Springer Memorial scored during the first quarter came through goal-shooter Saniaya Mapp who finished with five goals.
Tshanni Payne, a product of Blackman and Gollop Primary when they became double crown champions of the Pine Hill Dairy National Primary Schools Netball competition in 2014 and 2015, disappointed for Springer Tuesday and forced coach Julie Phillips to make a switch by bringing on Hayleigh Haynes as goal attack while moving Payne to center.
It was a decision that worked to an extent as Payne at center looked more comfortable. Haynes netted one goal in the second and final quarter.
Coleridge and Parry showed great ball handling skills and kept the ball flowing while being dominant at defence.
Former queens Christ Church Foundation School did not disappoint as they too secured a spot with a convincing 16-5 triumph over The St Michael School. Both shooters from Foundation shared the same number of goals. Goal-shooter Desani Waithe had 21 attempts from which she netted eight and goal-attack Serena Edwards matched her in the scoring department with eight from 17 attempts.
Alleyne School were unable to prevent a classy showing from Queen’s College as they trounced the St Andrew crew 17-3 during the other semifinal match-up Tuesday afternoon.
The girls from Husbands, St James led 8-1 after the first quarter and never had reason to look back. The Lodge School also advanced into the semifinal defeating Harrison College 16-11.