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Girls’ High School bouncing back

Girls’ High School bouncing back

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Girls’ High School, regarded as the nation’s premiere girls’ secondary institution has not been in the final for ten years but played unbeaten this time around.



Cheryl Alexander, one of the coaches of the triumphant Girls’ High School Junior Netball team, is looking to build on her team’s success. Girls’ High School, regarded as the nation’s premiere girls’ secondary institution has not been in the final for ten years. They fielded one team in this year’s Vita Malt competition, and played unbeaten. {{more}}

They overcame Bethel High School 30: 21, following quarter scores of 8: 2, 15: 6 and 20: 15.

GHS captain Colette Charles, Goal defense, attributed the win to “team work and hard training.”

She praised goal attack Nyasha Lynch, named Most Valuable Player in the final, and Samantha Diamond, her goal shoot. Lynch scored 17 of her 25 shots, while Diamond put away 13 of her 21 shots.

Isheba Slater, 16 from 31 and Nazinga Hoyte, 3 from 5, and Sanka Hamlett, 2 from 4 did the scoring for Bethel.

Coach Alexander agreed that the game was “competitive.”

“Bethel came out for us,” she cited, but added: “Once we got the lead, we maintained it.”

Amanda Quow and Vernette McDowall supported Alexander. Principal Andrea Bowman, and staffer Curlan Peters also came in for commendations from the coach.

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