Storm not so Supa against Stars

Supa Storm missed a golden opportunity to thwart a rival. 

The Plate division squad drew with Rising Stars B 31-all in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2013 Open League. The match took place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts. 

Technical director for Cayman netball Gillian Lee said last Saturday’s score emanated from a quirky start to the match. 

“Supa Storm were seven minutes late to start the game, so the score was 7-0 into the first quarter to Rising Stars when the game started,” Lee said. “It was a well-fought, very exciting game with Rising Stars making too many passing errors, resulting in sensational intercepts by Supa Storm. The outstanding player was Under-21 player Roxanne Walton.” 

After a 14-4 deficit in the first period, Storm rallied to win the next three quarters 9-8, 8-5 and 10-4. Leading the charge were Goal Shooter Kristie Hurlston, Goal Attack Olivia Samuels, Wing Attack Keniesha Morris, Centre Alexia Walton, Wing Defence Peta-Gayle Williams, Goal Defence Roxanne Walton and Goal Keeper Melanie Lewis. 

Rising Stars sported GS Aaliyah Webb, GA Alexis Carias, WA Kimberly David, C Shanai Allen, WD Karla Rankin, GD Hannah Peralta, GK Kady Myers and subs Annique Blake, Cassiedy Davis and Jada Powery. 

All Stars A and Flame Strikers had their match cancelled, leaving All Stars B to thrash the Jets, 60-21. GS Karen Smith-James, GA Terry-Ann Hunter and WA Whonda Fuad helped All Stars orchestrate scores of 13-3, 20-6, 14-7 and 13-5 in each quarter. 

Supporting them would be C Brittany Mobley, WD Noviann McLean, GD Aisha Stanuel-Taitte, GK Ella Bodden and subs Jaswindha Singh, Jane Sinclair and Ishantra Solomon. 

Jets countered with GS Mylene Menard, GA Kay Ludeka, WA Kat Atkinson, C Lesley Tuplin, WD Sandri Pieters, GD Kate Colliers and GK Kimberly Conolly. 

The association reported games scheduled for last Thursday were postponed due to the track and field championships. Games are expected to continue as normal this week. On Thursday, 28 February, Supa Storm face Renegades while Rising Stars B tackle Jets at 6.45pm. At 8pm, Rising Stars A battle All Stars A.  

On Saturday, 2 March, Unity challenge Storm Radarz while All Stars B contend with the Ernst and Young Hot Shots at 6.45pm. At 8pm, Island Heritage face Optimists. 

Lee went on to add that this weekend will see more developments in the U-21 squad headed to Scotland this summer. 

“On Sunday, the U-21 team will be narrowed down to 15 players as 12 will travel and three are emergencies,” Lee said. “The 12 will be selected once the overseas girls are back in June.” 

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