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Schools’ netball title goes to Richland Park

Schools’ netball title goes to Richland Park

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The interior village of Richland Park has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to netball. Richland Park won the 2006 Milo Primary Schools tournament.

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Propelled by the Most Valuable Player in the final, Goal Attack Shantal Williams, Richland Park secured a comfortable 25:19 win over Sandy Bay Government in last Friday’s showdown.

Williams, Richland Park’s captain, led by example and scored 13 from 23 tries to steer her team to the triumph. Cacica Cordice, 12 from 29 tries, supported her.

Williams, a 12-year-old Grade six student, attributed success to “hard work.” She praised coach Nicolette King, an Under 23 player.

Williams also commended her team for a “good performance.”

The first quarter score read 04:03 in favour of Sandy Bay. Richland Park got into their groove from the second quarter and led from there on with interval scores of 12:10, 20:14, to the eventual 25:19.

Sandy Bay’s Goal Attack LaToya Baptiste scored 13 from 23 with Laura Patrick, 6 from 11, supporting.

Spring Village Methodist School took the third spot with a 14:10 win over Layou. Damesh Franklyn 2 from 3, Kisa John 5 from 7, and Ariel Stephens 7 from 22, were the goal scorers for Spring. Carlene Douglas 6 from 8 and Molisa Miller 4 for 6 were the on spot for Layou.

Twenty teams in four Zones took part in the competition. A closing ceremony followed the final match at the Netball Centre at New Montrose.

Awards also went to the Kingstown Anglican School, Kimberley Rodney, Most Improved player, with Denise Ballantyne from Lowman’s Leeward Anglican School having the most goals in the preliminaries.

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