North Village Lady Rams power to win over Lindo’s Tigers
Netball’s senior and juniors were in action on Saturday with matches being played from under-11 level all the way through to the senior sides.
The feature match of the night took place between Lindo’s Tigers and NVCC Lady Rams, with Village blooding their new recruits alongside seasoned players and they were dominant throughout ending the first quarter 13-8 up and in charge at half time with a 22-18 lead.
It was in the third quarter where Tigers attempted a comeback and built momentum in all areas of the court with Diara Benjamin, MVP for Tigers, making some key interceptions inside NVCC’s shooting circle and the rest of the team hustling for any loose balls.
Jahteure Trott and Candace Paynter’s accurate shooting set up a possible turnaround with the score ending 30-28 in favour of the Lady Rams but Village kept their composure at the start of the fourth quarter, forcing turnovers and going on to win the match 42-35.
The defensive pair of Jada Richards and Zhanae Simmons in the Tigers shooting circle resulted in key interceptions in the last quarter and the shooting accuracy of Darrika Simons and Coriah Simmons allowed Village to increase the gap, with their MVP Coriah Simmons, although small in stature, playing a huge part in the attack with her movements in and outside of the circle.
In the other Seniors match, Phoenix Heat beat St George’s 34-17 with Chelzea Somner (18) and Nyisha Saunders (11) scoring the majority of Heat’s goals. Selina Bascome proved St George’s hotshot with 11 goals. Kiante Lightbourne was named MVP for Heat with Jasmaine Adams receiving that honour from St George’s.
At Under-14 level, Hailey Trott scored 11 goals as Phoenix Embers beat Storm 16-10. Trott was ably assisted by Xola Rawlins with five goals, while Malaysia Furbert was Storm’s best attacker netting seven times. Trott and Amari Graham for Embers and Day’Asha Dill for Village were named MVPs.
In the other under-14 match, Rangers run out convincing 17-2 winners over North Village with E’Rynn Paynter netting 13 of Rangers goals. Razeeyah Robinson got both North Village’s goals, with A’Meerah Richardson-Swan and Jayda Walker named MVPs for Rangers and Village respectively.
Arianna Sabir starred for North Village Reds as she got 24 goals in a 38-14 win over Dandy Stars in the under-17 age group. Sabir was ably assisted by J’Zari Zuill-Dillas, who chipped in with 14 goals as Sanaa Berkeley was named MVP for Reds. Arianna Stoneham was given the best-player award for Stars.
Makaylie Smith was Phoenix Fire’s shapshooter scoring 24 goals as her team beat North Village Whites by 33 points to 19.
It was no surprise that Smith was named the most valuable player for her team with Marlie Dill picking up that accolade for Whites