Rosie’s shooting propels Stars

Rising Stars A are a force to be reckoned with in Cayman netball.

The squad reiterated that point last Saturday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts. They would annihilate Unity B 83-7 in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2012 open league.

Coaching the side was Orvin Palacio, who states the club now has momentum for the rest of the season.

“So far, the 2012 season has been an eventful one,” Palacio said. “The A team, though heavily underestimated, has had a very good showing so far this season. The ladies continue to work very hard together and their effort is showing with their performance on the court. The B team is proud to have the most number of Under-23 players in the league.

“The remainder of the season should be interesting as there are a number of strong teams who are all vying for the top spot.”

Palacio would watch his offence ravage Unity by scores of 23-1, 22-1, 12-3 and 26-2 in each of the game’s four quarters. Leading the scoring onslaught was Goal Shooter Melissa Rankine, Goal Attack Rosemarie Wilson, Tricia Skyers-Palacio and Centre Mariska Blackman.

The rest of the RS line-up featured Patrice Boothe at Wing Defence, Tara Ramoon at Goal Defence and Wendy Evans at Goal Keeper. Casy Swaby, Marcia Moiten, Britney Rose and Georgia Linton were subs.

With the victory, RS keep their billing as a league frontrunner at 6-1. The side play again next Thursday, 29 March, at 6.30pm against newcomers the Ernst and Young Hot Shots.

Unity meanwhile are still without a win. Their team featured GS Simone Williams, GA Diana Codner, WA Shenette Williams, C Marcia Smith, WD Faye Green, GD Anna-Lee Godfrey, GK Tamara Lahoo with Shana Coore as a sub. They will battle Roma B next Thursday.