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Heat and Tigers secure wins in Winter League netball competition

Good wins: Lindo’s Tigers and Phoenix Heat secured important victories in the Bermuda Netball Association Winter League on the weekend. The Tigers defeated Storm 44-38, while the Heat got the better of North Village 59-30. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Ebonie Cox scored 32 points and Jahkenya Trott 28 to lead their respective teams, Phoenix Heat and Lindo’s Tigers to victories in netball senior league action on the weekend.

Cox led the Heat scoring as they got the better of North Village 59-30, with Danielle Raynor providing support with 21 goals. Darrika Simons and Zhanae Simmons netted 15 goals apiece for North Village.

Meanwhile, Kiante Lightbourne of the Heat and Village’s Akeyla Furbert were the game’s Most Valuable Players.

In the other senior match, Lindo’s Tigers edged Storm 44-38 with Trott scoring 28 goals for the winners and Jahtuere Trott adding 16, while Nisaiah Berkeley was named their MVP.

Nabillah Nasir netted 17 goals, Zakiyah Durham eleven and Amayah Burt ten for Storm, who had Jade Johnston named as their most outstanding player.

Makaylie Smith scored 16 goals and K’xiyae Gibbons five, as Phoenix Fire edged North Village 21-20 in their Under-17 match-up.

Ariana Sabir scored 15 goals for Village while J’Zari Zuill Dillas and Ghile Dailey added three and two respectively. Sabir was also named MVP for Village with Khylie Smith getting the nod for Fire.

In the Under-14 competition, Storm Lightning and North Village scored big wins over North Village Whites and Southampton Rangers respectively.

Lightning defeated the Whites 21-3 with Jamir Hatherley scoring 15 goals and Jazaya Brimmer Peets adding six, as Amaya Pierre was voted as the MVP for the winners and Jayda Walker walking away with award for the Whites.

North Village Red netted 45 goals without reply against Rangers with Sioma Rudo scoring 30 times, Ra’eesah Robinson ten and Razeeyah Robinson five.

Taliah Wade was named as their MVP, while Ja’Miyah Johnston was the MVP for Rangers.

In the Under-11s Who’s Who Tournament, Rangers defeated North Village 15-0; Rangers got by Storm 7-3 and Phoenix Sparks edged North Village 3-2.

Zaylee Lawrence, who scored eleven of the Rangers’s goals against Village, was her team’s MVP. E’rynn Paynter scored six of Rangers’s seven goals in the win over the Storm as Zyari Lawrence walked away with the MVP award. Tallulah Parkinson was the MVP for Storm.

In the other match, Shiloh Simmons was the MVP for Phoenix Sparks, while Kenzi McCary was the outstanding player for North Village.

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Published December 08, 2021 at 7:44 am (Updated December 08, 2021 at 7:43 am)

Heat and Tigers secure wins in Winter League netball competition

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