All Stars align to blind Unity

Local netball sees its first games after the holiday break.

On Thursday, 31 January, the A division of the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2012-2013 Open League will be in action. The Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts sees a trio of matches.

At 6.45pm, reigning national champions All Stars A take on Unity, while Rising Stars A face Flames Strikers. At 8pm, Jets tangle with Storm Radarz.

The standings show the top flight is tight. All Stars rank first and Radarz second with identical 4-1 records. Rising Stars A sit third and the Flames fourth at 3-2 apiece. On their trails are 2-3 Unity, 1-5 Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Renegades and 1-4 Jets.

Behind the likes of Cynthia Collington, All Stars have allowed a league-low 74 points. Radarz have relied on Lavern Ebanks to score a league-best 271 points. Marcia Moiten has helped Rising Stars score 231 points.

League statistics point to a number of offensive juggernauts. Rising Stars’ Rosemarie Wilson has netted a league-high 139 goals, ahead of Storm’s Kay Copeland and her 104 goals with Marsha Campbell of Flames third with 98 goals scored. Pauline Bodden is All Stars’ top scorer with 59 goals.

The B division looks top heavy at the moment. Heading into this week, Brittany Mobley’s 6-0 Cayman National Bank All Stars B are first, ahead of Melanie Lewis’ 5-1 Supa Storm and Alexis Carias’ 4-2 Rising Stars B.

Christine Francis’ 3-3 Optimists, Gemma Butterfield’s 2-4 Ernst and Young Hot Shots, Haley D’Hue’s 1-5 Storm Chaserz and Josefa Martinez’s 0-6 Island Heritage round out the standings.

Karen Smith-James of CNB is the top scorer with 147 goals. Storm’s Olivia Samuels is second with 95 goals and Rising Stars’ Aaliyah Webb is third with 71 goals.