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St Catherine dominate schoolgirl netball Zone B clash

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2023 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

DEFENDING URBAN ISSA senior schoolgirl netball champions, St Catherine High School, got off to a winning start at home yesterday getting by Vauxhall 45-17 in their Zone B encounter.

Led by goal shooter Kellian Hunter with 25 goals, and Kayla Wright, with 18, the Phyllis Thompson-coached team led from start to finish.

After the first quarter they led 8-3 before going into the half-time break leading 22-5. They turned up the heat in the final two quarters, leading 33-11 after the third stanza before closing out the fourth for an easy win.

Despite the easy win, Thompson still had concerns.

“The win was okay but there is still more work needed to be done, especially amongst our shooters. They need to be more consistent,” said Thompson.

Jose Marti continued their winning ways this season after double success in Zone C at home over Holy Childhood. Their juniors had a 34-8 win, while their seniors were even more impressive with a big 49-8 win.

In another Zone C game, Merle Grove’s seniors got by Papine 22-19. In the other game on the day, Innswood’s juniors got by St Andrew Technical High School, 12-7, in a Zone B encounter.

Yesterday there were also matches in the rural competition, with defending and all-island senior champions, Glenmuir, scoring an impressive 64-6 win at home over Central in Zone F. Glenmuir’s juniors won 43-3.

St Elizabeth Technical High School, playing at home in Zone C against Newell, won 30-8 in the juior competition before their seniors eked out a 23-22 victory.

Yesterday’s rural results

Zone A

Seniors: Herbert Morrison 31-23 Green Pond

Juniors: Herbert Morrison 16-16 Green Pond

Zone B

Seniors: Green Island 16-9 Manning’s

Zone C

Seniors: Maggotty 30-15 Black River

Juniors: Maggotty 6-17 Black River

Seniors: STETHS 30-8 Newell

Juniors: STETHS 23-22 Newell

Zone F

Seniors: Glenmuir 64-6 Central

Juniors: Glenmuir 43-3 Central