By Saju Ng’alla
After two weeks of play West Basseterre and St. Peters remain the only undefeated teams in the Coca Cola Shamrock Under 23 Community Netball League.
According to the organizers the league was formed to allow players a chance to prepare and warm up for the national netball league, which is slated to start in the next couple of weeks.
Games are played in various places in St. Kitts to promote the sport and broaden the fan base.
Two games were played on March 2 in Molineux, with the current league champions East Basseterre easily taking down Project Strong, 30-5.
Goal Shoot Nakilah Maynard of East Basseterre made 9 goals from 16 attempts. She then switched position in the second half and played goal attack. At that position she made 9 goals from 16 attempts.
Also for East Basseterre, goal attack Darcella Warner scored 6 goals from 15 points. She too switched position in the second half and played goal shoot. In that position Warner scored 11 goals from 11 attempts.
Shermel Johnson, who played goal defense for East Basseterre, was singled out as the most valuable player for the team. Johnson was an instrumental player in the defense that only allowed 5 goals from only 17 attempts, from the Project Strong offense.
In the next game Cayon/Keys abolished Molineux, 28-6.
The most outstanding player for that game was goal attack Terelle Patrick of Cayon/Keys. She scored a total of 21 goals from 33 attempts. She also played the position of goal shoot.
Also scoring for Cayon/Keys was goal shoot Joya Herbert, who scored a total of 7 goals from 12 attempts.
On Saturday March 4, the league played matches in Saddlers, which saw a thrilling game between Cayon/Keys and West Basseterre.
The game was keenly contested with a half-time score tied at 14. The game went right down to the last second with West Basseterre slipping by with a win, 27-26.
Goal shoot Teneil Lapsey, of West Basseterre, had an impressive game by making 23 goals from 29 attempts. Goal attack Mechelle Liburd made 4 goals from 4 attempts for West Basseterre.
Cayon/Keys’ most outstanding player was goal attack Terelle Patrick, who made 23 goals from 42 attempts.
Another close game was played when defending champions East Basseterre came up against Parsons. The half-time score in that game was 12-11 in favor of East Basseterre.
However, by the end of the game, Parsons sneaked away with 29-27 win, over the defending champions.
Parsons’ goal shoot Tishauna Gumbs made 25 goals from 27 attempts and with help from Kieshelle Maynard who made 4 goals from 8 attempts.
In the other game Molineux beat Project Strong, 30-11. For Molineux, goal shoot Tesherma Watson made 21 goals from 33 attempts and goal attack Sherita Phipps made 9 goals from 16 attempts.
On Thursday matches were played in St. Peters when Project Strong played West Basseterre; East Basseterre played Molineux; and Parsons played St. Peters. Up to press time the scores for those games were not available.
Tomorrow (Saturday) East Basseterre will play St. Peters; Molineux will go up against West Basseterre; and Cayon/Keys will battle Parsons. These games will be played in Cayon and will start at 6 p.m.