CNB stars shine

Thanks
to a powerful offense the Cayman National Bank All Stars are the champions of
division two of the national netball league.

Last
Saturday the All Stars beat Rising Stars Money Gram 34-11 on the netball courts
at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. CNB never trailed in the match enjoying
advantages of 8-2, 8-2, 10-4 and 8-3 in all four quarters respectively.

Leading
the way was the offensive duo of Martika Williams and Whitney General. In the
first half the offense flowed through Williams who made shot after shot under
duress. General sealed the victory in the second half accounting for about 12
of the team’s last 18 points.

That
offensive outburst pleased many on the All Stars bench, including head coach
Whanda Fuad.

“Whitney
actually played Goal Defense in the first quarter before switching to Goal
Shooter the rest of the way,” Fuad said. “She really shot the ball well over
the last three periods. Martika shot well and really stepped up to the
challenge. The girls as a whole thought they would have to play (the) Bodden
Town (Eclipzers) in the final (who went unbeaten to win the regular season
title and were the heavy favourites). They were all prepared mentally to face
them, not knowing that Rising Stars knocked them out. The girls knew they had
to play tough, they went into the game with that mindset and that made all of
the difference for us.”

This
year marked CNB’s inaugral season in the national netball league. Consisting
mainly of girls who played for the former John Gray High School Mixed team, all
came together to finish the regular season campaign second at 3-3. The side is
essentially the sister team of the Butler Properties All Stars squad, which
Fuad has been a part of for years.

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