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Village, Phoenix score big wins in Winter Netball League

Still hot: Phoenix Heat continued their hot streak in the Bermuda Netball Association Winter League with a 57-25 win over Lindo’s Tigers on the weekend. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

North Village Lady Rams helped themselves to just their second win of the Bermuda Netball Association Winter League season, after a solid victory over Docksiders in the senior division on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Phoenix Heat continued to steam roll the opposition after a convincing 57-25 win over Lindo’s Tigers, as play continued at Bernard Park.

The double tandem of Darrika Simons and Zhanae Simmons both scored 22 goals to lead Village to a 44-28 result over Docksiders, who remain winless this season, after five starts. On the plus side for Docksiders, Saturday’s tally was more than half of their entire goal count of 45 from their previous four matches.

Charlie Evans scored 17 goals in the Docksiders’ losing effort, while Jess Arneil added 10. Jordyn Morris was named as Village’s MVP for the match, while Olivia Bugg got the nod for Docsiders.

Danielle Raynor scored 37 goals in Phoenix’s win over the Tigers, receiving support from Ebonie Cox, who added 20. Meanwhile, Jahtuere Trott (10 goals), Charlene Gomez (6) and JahKenya Trott (5) got the bulk of the goals for Tigers.

Chelzea Somner was the named as the MVP for Phoenix, while Peta Gaye Scott walked away with the award for the Tigers.

In the under-17 division North Village surprised leaders Storm 13-10 to join their opponents and Phoenix Fire on nine points.

Arianna Sabir scored 10 points for Village, an output that was matched by Storm’s Amayah Burt. Samaya Lightbourne and Amara Richards were named the respective MVPs for Village and Storm.

Makaylie Smith scored 11 goals and Sydney Santos assisted with seven as Phoenix Embers outmuscled Rangers 27-1 in the under-14 league, with Uni Simmons walking away with MVP honours for the winners. Ja’Miyah Johnston took the award for Rangers.

Makaylie Smith’s 11 goals and Sydney Santos’s seven, helped to push the Embers to their big win over Rangers.

Two games were played in the under-11 category, where Rangers got the better of North Village 33-4 and Storm stopped Phoenix Sparks 13-1.

Eleanor Kurlualeba was the star of the afternoon, scoring 21 goals for Rangers, who saw Zyari Lawrence being named as MVP. Dani Brown scored three of Village’s four goals but the MVP award went to Kenzie McCray.

Tallulah Parkinson was named as the MVP for Storm, with Samara Johnstone-Deshield taking the award for the Sparks.

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Published February 14, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated February 14, 2022 at 11:00 am)

Village, Phoenix score big wins in Winter Netball League

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