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NBC Radio 705 powers up Firms and Industrial Netball Title

NBC Radio 705 powers up Firms and Industrial Netball Title


NBC Radio 705 led by their two aces, Skiddy Francis and Dellarice Duncan, conjured up the right tactics last Wednesday evening to secure the 2011 Firms and Industrial Netball title at the Kingstown Netball Centre.{{more}}

It was a re-energised NBC Radio outfit that went one better than last year’s finish, when they were beaten in the final, by Ministry of Education Teachers, by a single goal.

But last Wednesday evening, NBC Radio showed they were ready for business from the get go, as they finished 8-6 in the ascendancy at the end of the first quarter over the pre match favourites, Sports Division.

NBC Radio then extended their lead by four, 30-26 at the half way mark.

This represented a recovery by Sports Division, which at one stage trailed by as many as nine goals.

The third quarter saw Sports Division levelling the scores at 34, and going into the lead 36-35, but NBC Radio clawed back to take the quarter 37-36.

The last quarter provided high drama as the scores ended 48-48 at full time, forcing umpires Theophilus Shallow and Anthony Jack to send the match into extra time.

Sports Division took a slender 51-50 lead at the end of the first five minutes, but Francis- Crick and Duncan used the years of experience to guide their team to a 56-52 triumph, causing other staff members present to join in the celebrations.

The win was more rewarding for NBC Radio, which played with the mere seven players throughout the match, as they had no substitutes. However, their vociferous co-workers gave the moral support needed when it mattered most.

For NBC Radio, accuracy counted, as Skiddy Francis- Crick poured in 54 of her 58 attempts and Dellarice Duncan scored 2 of her 3.

For Sports Division, Rose Clair Hall netted 18 of her 21 tries; Janet Lynch scored 14 of her 24 and Janet Toney 20 of her 28.

Courts Power House dumped the 2010 winners Ministry of Education Teachers, 27-20, to emerge as the third place team, in the match which preceded the final.

Courts Power House was also adjudged the Most Disciplined Team.

Two males, Zeron Murray of Sports Division and Omarry Chewitt of Sports Division, and KPMG were voted the Most Improved Male Player and the Emerging Male Player, respectively.

Additionally, the Most Improved Player of each of the twelve teams which participated in the competition received an award for his/ accolade.

CWSA and BRAGSA, which at the opening of the competition secured the Best Dressed team award and the Best Banner, respectively, were presented with their prizes at last Wednesday’s Closing Presentation Ceremony.(RT)