Goal-Shoot Danesha Davis of Lester Vaughan tries a long range shot against Christ Church Foundation.
Defending champions Foundation into netball finals
Christ Church Foundation School (CCFS) will defend their Barbados Secondary Schools Netball League U19 title when they face St. Michael School in the final.
On Thursday afternoon Foundation laid waste to Lester Vaughan School, defeating them by 29 points, 51-22. Foundation started out slow with a 10-4 first quarter and then pushed the lead from six to 11 at the end of the second to go into the half up 23-12.
The second half is where the defending champs picked up the pace to post a score of 36 in the third to a struggling 19 for Lester Vaughan. Then things fell apart for the school from Cane Garden as they could only muster three points in the final quarter while Foundation were sailing. It was this final period that did the damage and Foundation advanced to the final with a confident win.
Goal-Attack Brianna Holder of CCFS shot 29 of 34 to outscore Lester Vaughan alone. She had good support from Goal-Shoot Chiara Chase who had 22 of 30. Lester Vaughan’s Emisha Barrow show 11 of 13, Danesha Davis scored 8 of 16 and Damia Walrond a perfect three of three.
The two semi-finals played on Court 1 and Court 2 at the National Netball Stadium with the second semi-final featuring the St. Michael School and the Springer Memorial School. This match-up was more of an even affair with Springer keeping pace with the St. Michael School for the majority of the game. The first quarter ended with St. Michael’s leading 8-4 and by the half-time break they still had the lead, 19-12.
Springer found a way to cut the leadafter the break and brought the opponents advatage down to 4, 25-21. Things were looking up for Springer till St. Michael’s punched another gear with the girls putting up ten points in the final period. That was more than enough to earn their way to the final amd dismissing last year’s losing finalists.
Goal- Shoot Tower Lorde and Goal-Attack Vivica Adamson shot well for St. Michael’s to finish with scores of 20 of 27 and 15 of 20 respectively in the game. Springer’s Jada Smith scored 22 from 31 attempts at the Goal-Shoot position.
The final is slated for next Tuesday, November 20 at 3.45 pm, with the third place match at 3.15 pm. (AS)