Storm blow away Stars

Supa Storm are keeping their division title aspirations alive. 

Storm crushed Rising Stars B, 61-27, in a Plate Division showdown at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. The contest was part of the April Feature Round in the Cayman Islands Netball Association 2013 Open League. 

Last Saturday’s match was over early, with Storm sporting a 28-14 lead at halftime. Olivia Samuels steadied the Storm offence with Kenisha Morris stepping up to shoot in place of the injured Kristie Hurlston. Among the notable players for Rising Stars were shooters Aaliyah Webb, Alexis Carias and Centre Shanai Allen. 

Storm improved to 5-1-1 with the victory, just behind 6-1 Cayman National Bank All Stars B. Rising Stars sit third at 3-1-3 with 1-5 Jets and 1-6 Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Renegades rounding out the standings. 

The Championship Division was also featured at Camana Bay, with Rising Stars A crushing Unity, 61-14. The result was never in doubt as Stars had a huge 27-7 halftime lead.  

Melissa Rankine handled the Stars offence at Goal Shooter along with Marcia Moiten, while Martika Williams steadied the defence. Sheree McKenzie had the shooting duties for Unity with C Latoya Anderson offering support. 

With the victory, Stars are 4-3 and firmly in third place. They trail 7-0 All Stars A and 5-2 Storm Radarz. Flames Strikers are now 1-7 with Unity still last at 1-6.  

Unity were coming off their first win of the year, beating Flames, 41-31, last Thursday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts. 

League action continues at Truman Bodden on Thursday, 18 April, as All Stars B face Jets at 6.45pm. The Division Three playoffs will be in full swing from 6.45pm featuring top squads Optimists and Ernst and Young Hot Shots, both 4-1-1, 2-4 Storm Chaserz and 1-5 Island Heritage. The final is set for next Thursday, 25 April.  

Less than a month remains in the regular season, with the national finals on 11 May. 

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