All Stars A remain flawless with thrashing of starlets

Roma may be surging but All Stars A continue to be the creme of the crop.

All Stars defeated Rising Stars B 63-7 in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2012 open league. Last Thursday’s match took place as usual at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts.

Steadying the offence was newcomer Lisa Kemp, who shined at Goal Attack. The Scotland native, whose squad is a league-best 5-0, states the match was a chance to try new strategies.

“It gave us a good opportunity to use what we learn in practice,” Kemp said. “We can also become confident in new set plays. There are definitely tough games coming up.

“We’re going to use this time to up our game and practice hard for when the tough teams come along.”

The match statistics show All Stars were in control the whole way. The league frontrunners jumped to a 19-1 lead by the end of the first quarter before enjoying advantages of 14-1, 14-1 and 16-4 in the remaining three quarters. Kemp shared the scoring load with Goal Shooter Pauline Bodden with help from Wing Attack Katherine Maw and workhorse Centre Kimesha Walters.

Steadying the defence was Wing Defence Adena Miller, Goal Defence Kayon Clarke and Goal Keeper Teneisha Miller (nee Wilson). The subs were Nicola Williams, Lyneth Monteith, Whonda Fuad, Carolyn Vivian and Kayla Ellington.

There were little positives for Rising Stars B, who fall to 1-3 with the loss. Suiting up for the side was GS Letanya Thompson, GA Alexis Carias, WA Aaliyah Webb, C Annique Blake, WD Gelyssa Rankin, GD Karla Rankin, GK Tashunda Hurlston with Josette Chambers as the lone sub.

All Stars play again next Thursday, 22 March, against Ernst and Young Hot Shots while Rising Stars have to make up a game originally scheduled for this Thursday, 15 March, against All Stars B.

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