West Basseterre, St. Peters for championship game

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West Basseterre and St. Peters will play for the championship on Saturday in the Coca-Cola Shamrock Netball Club Under 23 Community League.

The game will take place at Netball City and will start at 6 p.m.

West Basseterre and St. Peters were the dominant teams in the league, with just one loss each.

The league had seven teams —East Basseterre, West Basseterre, Cayon/keys, St. Peters, Parsons, Molineaux and Project Strong.

East Basseterre, the defending champions, had been the favorite to dominate and win the championships. However East Basseterre lost a close game to Parsons, and then last Saturday, lost to West Basseterre.

For the championship game, West Basseterre is the favorite to win the title, behind the accurate shooting of Tenelle Lapsey, goal shoot.

Lapsey has been the most accurate shooter in the league, making close to 90 percent of her shots.

Also, West Basseterre has dominated due to their swarming defense.

However, St. Peters will put up a fight. Especially since St. Peters has the most relentless defender in the league, Talissa Browne.

It would certainly be interesting to see how Browne would match-up against West Basseterre’s Mechelle Liburd, who usually plays goal attack.

St. Peters will have to play an almost perfect game to overcome Basseterre. If Ronelle Edwards and Davida Collins can cut down on the mental mistakes, then St. Peters will get the crown.

West Basseterre is a scoring powerhouse and the team proved that last Saturday in an exciting game against East Basseterre.

By halftime the score saw West Basseterre up 15-8. West Basseterre went on to score 15 more points to win, 30-19.

Lapsey was the MVP of the game with 22 goals from 27 attempts. Also for West Basseterre Mechelle Liburd had 8 goals from 13 attempts.

St. Peters last game was against Keys/Cayon. It was low scoring first half with St. Peters having a slight edge, 10-6. In the second half both teams played with much more intensity, however St. Peters held on to win, 26-23.

Goad shoot Ronelle Edwards made 21 goals from 26 attempts.

According to the league’s 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.

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