Ladies score in bunches

Netball is a fast game where scoring takes great effort.

Often passes are rushed, defenders are all over the shooters and generally mistakes happen, leading to points in short supply.

Thus it is surprising that a recent slate of games saw relatively high scoring.

The first round of the Cayman Islands Netball Association Knockout competition ended last Thursday.

Rising Stars A came out with great vigour, especially on the offensive end, posting an incredible 55 points. The defense kept the intensity high, limiting Bodden Town Eclipzers B to just six points.

Meanwhile Rising Stars B and team Unity had little trouble scoring as both combined for 44 points. Stars B would come out on top 28-16.

The other games also saw plenty of scoring. Bodden Town Eclipzers A scored the most points in the competition on March 21 with a 60-17 thumping of Maples and Calder.

On March 19 Storm Quik Cash A beat their B division compatriots 38-23.

Four games were played over the course of two weeks. Two additional games were also slated to be played but saw teams fail to show up.

With the first round in the books the second round is slated to get under way.

Play gets started tonight as Stars A take on their B division counterparts at 6:30pm at the netball courts at Truman Bodden.

From there the action resumes on Saturday as Butler Properties All Stars take on BT A while Storm A are expected to face division one rival Roma. Both games are at 6:30pm.

Judging from their first round encounters tonight should see plenty of scoring. Thus the focus shifts squarely on their attackers.

For Stars A Marcia Moiten, Nordia Ricketts and Tricia Skyers Palacio are the catalysts on offense. Once they keep their footwork sound and get in good positions they have the touch and vision to rack up points in a hurry.

Meanwhile Lexie Solomon, Britiney Rose and Josie McField lead the charge for Stars B. Their youth and athleticism can win battles near the hoop and if they play hard for the whole game then they have a chance to win.