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Bluebirds put Rams to the sword

YMSC Blazing Bluebirds stretched their unbeaten streak to four games after thrashing lowly NVCC Lady Rams Too 64-23 during weekend netball action at Bernard Park.

Propelling Blazing Bluebirds to victory was prolific goal shooter Fredericka Samuels, who poured in a career-best 56 points to cap a memorable display.

Ebonie Jones (five) and Akiela Hendrickson (three) accounted for Blazing Bluebirds remaining points while Jordyn Morris replied with 17 points for Lady Rams Too, who slumped to their tenth successive league defeat.

While obviously pleased with the outcome of the match, Samuels somewhat downplayed her team’s latest triumph against a youthful Lady Rams Too.

“We played a younger team, but it was challenging at times and fun,” she said. “The team played very well.”

The sister of Boulevard footballer Takehyi Walker attributes her team’s current good form to a positive attitude among the ranks.

“Once you have a good attitude when you play netball your game is going to be on,” she said. “But if your attitude is bad then your game is going to be bad.

“When we first started (the season) we were down but as we played more we began to gel and learn more about each other and the players’ attitudes towards the game are starting to improve.”

The 23-year-old Samuels has urged her team-mates to try and continue their winning ways in the hope of finishing the 2011-12 Senior Winter League campaign off on a solid note.

“I think we are beginning to play some good netball and hopefully our winning streak can continue.” she said. “We are achieving more wins and getting to play with each other better.

“We need to start more training to get used to each other and just keep up the good attitudes and good work.”

Blazing Bluebirds sister team YMSC Lady Bluebirds currently top the Senior Winter League standings with an unblemished record.

Samuels reckons some of Lady Bluebirds’ success has rubbed off on the club’s ‘B’ team.

“I think seeing the ‘A’ team doing so well is giving the younger girls on my team more encouragement,” she said.

With Saturday’s emphatic win over Lady Rams Too, Blazing Bluebirds improved their season record to 5-5.

Lady Rams Too remain anchored at the bottom of the pile.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s remaining match saw fourth-placed Smooth and Easy Tigers get past DC Warriors by a comfortable 43-26 margin.

Jahtuere Trott led the scoring for Smooth and Easy Tigers with 16 points and was ably assisted by Donnisha Gardner and Karen Jones who added 11 and ten points respectively.

Stacey O’Brien (16) and Michellae Edwards (ten) accounted for all of DC Warriors’ points.

League leaders YMSC Lady Bluebirds and defending Senior Winter League champs Data Tech Netts were not in action at the weekend.

This Saturday will see Bernard Park play host to the Under 14 and Under 16 Knockout Tournaments as well as Senior Winter League play.

Sharp shooter: Fredericka Samuels scored 56 points for YMSC Blazing Bluebirds.

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Published February 21, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 21, 2012 at 8:14 am)

Bluebirds put Rams to the sword

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