Hoopsters remain unbeaten in Women’s League


In the #1 Beauty Supplies and Beauty Exchange BABA Women’s League, Combined Schools Hoopsters remain unbeaten with the most recent victims being the Burger King Clapham Bulls, winning big by 27 points, 70-43.
The Hoopsters were a few steps ahead of the Bulls at the Barbados Community College in every area of the game, not just the point’s total. Combined Schools outrebounded the opponents 45-30 and scored 19 points off the 25 turnovers the Bulls coughed up. With the powerful combination of WInmarie Bowen, Latifah Wood and Ashlee Daniel, the school girls were unrelenting in their attack. The end of the first quarter saw the Clapham team down 11 with the score standing at 20-9 and as the half ended things got worse since they could only muster 5 points in the second quarter. At the end of the first half Hoopsters were up 36-14.
Bowen and Daniel had good all round games, both finishing with double doubles. Bowen had the game high 16 points with 10 rebounds, shooting 50% from the field on 7 of 14 shots. She also had 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Daniel was just as good with 11 points and 10 rebounds as her contribution to the team victory. She had 3 assists and 3 steals for a balanced offensive and defensive evening on the court. Wood scored 15 points and 9 rebounds, 1 rebound shy of the double double. She also had 3 steals on the night while Stephian Shepherd finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists for a top notch team performance for the Hoopsters.
Clapham had problems scoring the basketball. It was not a case of being unable to get up shots but getting the ball to go through the hoop. As a team they shot 18 of 66 from the field, a shooting percentage of 27%. With such a low shooting percentage against a talented side like the Hoopsters, the Bulls needed a miracle to compete. Tracy Austin and Janiece Clarke had 11 points apiece for Clapham while Makaela Walcott finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Lavern Durant also played well to pull down 8 rebounds amongst the Combined School’s bigs.
The next game for the both teams will be the more than impressive unbeaten Pinelands squad. It will be a challenge for the Hoopsters to see where they stand against another powerhouse team while the Bulls will look to recuperate from the most recent defeat and come out to pull off an upset. (AS)

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