Phoenix Sparks show ruthless edge


It proved an action-packed Saturday afternoon at Bernard Park with goals galore across the different netball age groups.

In the Digicel Bermuda Junior Netball League under-12 division, an all-North Village Lady Rams affair went in favour of the White team, who overcame the Reds in a 19-10 victory.

Kari Virgil and Aniyah Minors led the way with eight goals apiece, with Ra’eesah Robinson adding the remaining three. Jazaya Brimmer-Peets and Sioma Rudo scored the Red’s goals between them.

Phoenix Sparks showed their ruthless side with a 17-3 rout of Storm courtesy of goals from Sydney Santos, Khylie Smith, Sanaa Grant and Hailey Trott. Makaysia Furbert, Nevah Barclay and Eliyah Seon were on target for Storm.

In the under-16 division, Storm Lightning hit the goal trail to overcome Lady Rams White 39-10.

Asrael Basden and Amaiah Butterfield were on top form with 14 and 13 goals respectively, with the remaining goals coming from Elishe Smith and Jade Johnston. A seven-goal haul from Gabrielle Romaine was added to by Sanaa Berkeley for the Whites.

Phoenix Fire and Lady Rams Red played out a 44-goal thriller with Fire coming out on top to claim a 24-20 victory. Nisaiah Berkeley helped herself to 16 goals with K’Xiyae Gibbons adding the remaining eight. Rhiannon Higgin scored 16 of Red’s 20 goals as Rae’Chelle Webster added the other four.Storm Thunder proved too strong for Warriors as they eased to a 17-5 success.

Amayah Burt, Imara Richardson, Jaelyn Rewan, Jamir Hatherley and Makaylie Smith got on the scoresheet for Thunder, while Kammie Mills, Arianna Sabir and Dayla Richards responded for Warriors.

Meanwhile, in the Bermuda Netball Association Netball Senior League, Storm Thunder showed their superior class over Robin Hood, cruising to a 62-17 victory.

Kaamilah Nasir showcased her shooting skills to grab 30 goals, with a further 20 being added by Selah Tuzo and 12 more from Nabiilah Nasir. Charlie Bridgman scored 13 times for Hood in reply with Jess Arneil adding the remaining nine. Phoenix Heat and North Village Lady Rams played out an enthralling encounter in which Heat eventually prevailed in a 43-31 victory. Danielle Raynor finished up with a 38-goal haul with Shondae Woods Bell and Dominique Richardson adding the remaining five goals between them.

Jahtuere Trott helped herself to 16 goals for Rams, with a further 13 coming from Nikita Trott, as well as two more from Darrika Simons in their defeat.

Another entertaining affair resulted in Lindos Tigers overcoming Storm Lightning in a 34-17 success.

Charlene Gomez, Jahkenya Trott and Demiqua Daniels were all on target in the victory, with replies coming from Diara Benjamin, Asrael Basden and Jaylynn Hines.

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Published Mar 5, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 5, 2019 at 9:26 am)

Phoenix Sparks show ruthless edge

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