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EHMS, CPSS rule Schools’ Netball

EHMS, CPSS rule Schools’ Netball

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The Emmanuel High School Mespo and the Campden Park Secondary emerged Senior and Junior champions, respectively, when the Vita Malt Schools’ Competition came to an end on Monday afternoon at the Kingstown Netball Center.{{more}}

This is the second consecutive victory for the Emmanuel High School Mespo in the senior division, but it was not plain sailing, as they encountered some challenges along the way.

After Emmanuel High School Mespo took the first quarter 11-9, the Central Leeward Secondary, vying for the title against them, clawed back to establish a 21-20 lead at the end of the second quarter. The Central Leeward Secondary, extended their lead by six goals, leaving the score at 32-26 at the whistle of the third quarter.

But a tactical change by the Central Leeward Secondary in the last quarter injected life in the Emmanuel High School Mespo, as they came from behind to win 45-39, and reduce their opponents to tears.

Cacica Cordice netted 28 of her 36 attempts , and Kimberley Benn sank 17 of her 27 to record the best individual scores for Emmanuel High School Mespo.

For the second best team, Kaywana Charles pored in 16 of her 21 attempts and Carlese 23 of her 36.

In the Junior Division final, which preceded the senior duel, Campden Park Secondary School defeated the Emmanuel High School Mespo 32-12.

Leading the scoring for Campden Park Secondary was Nauricia Cuffy, who scored 24 of her 34 attempts. She was assisted by Meshnada Creese who scored 8 from 8.

Kadica Samuel scored 7 from 13, and Zanel James 5 from 19, but they had to play second fiddle to the Campden Park Secondary.

Sheldene Joseph of Emmanuel High was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the senior final, while Sherene Samuel of the Campden Park Secondary was adjudged the Junior Finals MVP

Taking the third spot in the Junior Division was the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown, which beat its sister school, the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua, 29-25.

Winning the senior third place play off was the Buccament Bay Secondary, which recorded a 33-18 triumph over St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua.

The most goals in the Junior Division were scored by the Thomas Saunders Secondary’s Deneisha Gurley, who scored 68 goals, with the Emmanuel High Mespo’s Kimberley Benn taking the award among the seniors.

Benn scored 108 goals in the preliminary round.

Last Monday’s ceremony was addressed by Brand Manager of the St. Vincent Brewery, Lamont Medica, as well as President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association, Godfrey Harry, Woodrow Williams, who represented the Department of Physical Education and Sports, and Ortis Jack, Teacher assigned to the Ministry of Education. (RT)

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