All Stars netball club reaffirmed their grip on local netball.
The A and B teams emerged victorious last Saturday in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2013 Open League at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. All Stars A, the reigning national champions, would beat Storm Radarz 43-27 while All Stars B defeated Rising Stars B 29-19 in the association’s February Feature Round.
Suiting up for All Stars A were Goal Shooter Nicola Williams, Goal Attack Carolyn Vivian, Wing Attack Kayon Clarke, Centre Katherine Maw, Wing Defence Tashena Parks, Goal Defence Cynthia Collington and Goal Keeper Teneisha Wilson. The subs were Pauline Bodden, Adena Miller, Lyneth Monteith, Andrea Singh and Stacy Reid-Satahoo.
All would do a brilliant job of minimizing Storm’s athleticism with sharp passes and stout defence, much to the delight of dozens of fans. The attacking core of Williams, Vivian and Maw would thrill the crowd by consistently beating their defensive counterparts.
The Radarz would field GS Kay Copeland, GA Sophia Foster, WA Lavern Ebanks, C Emily Vaka’uta, WD Vicki ‘Wiki’ Hitchman, GD Nicola Pringle and GK Carrie Barnett. The subs were Stacy-Ann Dehaney and Lashawn Davis.
Storming the court for All Stars B would be GS Karen Smith-James, GA Whonda Fuad, WA Alice Taylor, C Brittany Mobley, WD Noviann McLean, GD Trudy-Ann Bodden and GK Latasha Nixon. The subs were Jaswindha Singh, Ishantra Solomon, Benicia Mullings, Jane Sinclair and Marsha Allen.
Rising Stars would counter with GS Aaliyah Webb, GA Alexis Carias, WA Jayda Powery, C Shanai Allen, WD Annique Blake, GD Hannah Peralta and GK Karla Rankine. The subs were Tasha Dilbert-Bennett, Cassiedy Quintero and Kady Myers.
Saturday’s other contest saw Rising Stars A clip Flames Strikers 44-38. GS Marcia Moiten and GA Rosemarie Wilson propelled the winners on offence, with help from WA Shenae Watson, C Casey Swaby, WD Mariska Blackman, GD Martika Williams and GK Patrice Booth. The subs were Tara Ramoon, Jameka Ebanks, Kacey Solomon and Tricia Skyers-Palacio.
Flames never backed down and deserve credit for outscoring their opponents in the second half. Leading the way were GS Marsha Campbell, GA Latoya Nixon, WA Carla ‘Squiddy’ McGarvey, C Samantha Dennis, WD Tyleisha Galbraith, GD Pheona Plummer, GK Canieka O’Connor and subs Judith Kimote, Samantha Wood and Sheana Naire.