Wadadli Girls Go Under to Grenada in ECCB International Netball Series

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By Samuel Peters

The Antigua and Barbuda Wadadli Girls were defeated by Grenada in the ECCB International Netball Series at the YMCA Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The Spice Girls kept firm grips on the match from the very first quarter, as Carlene Alexander took liberty to net 13 shots out of 16 attempts, assisting her team in winning the quarter 15-10. She continued her accurate shooting into the second quarter by sinking all of her 13 attempts, as the Spice Girls would go up 28-18.

Rayana Regis was the top scorer in the third quarter with eight out of nine attempts, but unfortunately her efforts were not enough to assist Antigua and Barbuda in launching any sort of comeback. Grenada won the third quarter and the score-line progressed to 38-28. To make things worse, Alexander continued her onslaught on the ladies from Wadadli by sinking 15 points out of 16 attempts to take her match tally to 48 out of 53 attempts. Grenada was just too spicy for the girls from Antigua and Barbuda, winning 53 to 34.

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Antigua and Barbuda (yellow) take on St Lucia

Meanwhile, St Vincent and the Grenadines dominated Dominica in a 53-43 win. Seraphin Gordon of the Nature Girls was in top form netting 31 out of 36 attempts, shooting at an astonishing 86.1 percent. But Shellisa Davis and Joseann Antoine were equal to the task and sank 27 and 25 points respectively.

The encounter between Montserrat and St Kitts saw the ladies from the Emerald Isle overwhelmed by too much sugar, as they lost 11-72. Rochella Challenger netted 37 points from 41 attempts while teammate Aaliyah Gibson had 35 out of 47 points. Only Juana Osbourne scored for Montserrat with 11 points out of 24 attempts.

St Lucia played against the mighty Barbados and like many before them ended up on the losing side. The strong Bajan team won 54-25 with Faye Agard scoring 21 points out of 26 attempts while fellow compatriots Latonia Blackman and Jada Smith made 19 and 14 respectively. Jacqueline Remy was St Lucia’s top scorer with 18 points out of 22 attempts. Play will continue this evening at the JSC Sports Complex.

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