Flames torch rookie Hot Shots

Ernst and Young recently had a rough introduction to Cayman netball.

Their Hot Shots side lost to Flames Strikers 65-8 in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2012 open league. Last Thursday’s match took place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts.

Helping propel the Flames offence was Wing Attack Squiddy McGarvey, who states the victory was never in doubt.

“With this game, we knew by the end of the first quarter it would be a training match,” McGarvey said. “But it was a chance for Ernst and Young and their team did well, considering they’re new and it was one of their first games.

“For us it was a chance to do what we do in training.”

The Strikers jumped out to a huge lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Guiding the offence as usual were attacking players Latoya Nixon and Marsha Campbell, whose shots fell from every angle.

Ernst and Young gave a good effort but their unfamiliarity with the sport was clearly evident. In addition the squad needs time to adjust to the speed of league play after joining the competition this month at its mid-way point.

With the win, Flames are now 3-3 and storm the court again next Thursday, 22 March, against Roma B. The Hot Shots were supposed to play this Thursday, 15 March, against Unity B. However that match, along with the All Stars B-Rising Stars B contest, were rescheduled.