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Curtains Come Down On Jean Pierre Caribbean U-16 Championship

Image: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines took on Saint Lucia

THE curtains came down last evening on the 2018 Jean Pierre Caribbean Youth (Under-16) Netball Championship at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

Last evening, Dominica played Trinidad and Tobago at 5.30pm and Jamaica took on Barbados at 6:30pm, while in the ‘Battle of the Saints’, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines played Saint Lucia.

Image: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines took on Saint Lucia  (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines took on Saint Lucia (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Jamaica remains on top, followed by Barbados and Saint Lucia ranks third, but Saint Lucia will be hoping that Jamaica defeats Barbados, as they are currently ahead on average.

On Tuesday evening Jamaica steam-rolled Dominica 38-14.

In a rain-delayed encounter, Trinidad and Tobago beat Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 29-19 before the heavens opened and heavy rain had players, officials and volunteers running for shelter in all quarters.

Grenada’s Goal-Shoot Ross Kelsi- Murrel takes a high over pass (Photo: Anthony De Beauville).

When the rain subsided, volunteers were seen using pieces of sponge, mops, bass brooms and buckets to semi dry the asphalt surface at the VMPSC for play to resume.

In the final game of the evening, host Saint Lucia had to pull out all stops to win a hard-fought game against Grenada 28-22.

The Grenadians meant business as Goal-Shoot Ross Kelsie- Murrel, standing well over 6 feet tall, was the star player despite the defeat. Murrel outclassed Saint Lucia’s goalkeeper and goal defense, who had absolutely no answer to Murrel’s receiving high overhead passes from Grenada’s Wing-Attack.

Meanwhile, in matches played on Monday morning, Jamaica defeated Grenada 41-14, Barbados beat Dominica 29-13 and Saint Lucia won from Trinidad and Tobago 32-19.

In the mid-afternoon shooting competition: Trinidad and Tobago placed first, Barbados came second and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica tied for the third position, but Jamaica won on better goal average, so Saint Vincent and the Grenadines had to settle for fourth place.

In the evening, Dominica went down to Grenada 25-21, Barbados beat Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 40-8 and Jamaica defeated Saint Lucia 36-21

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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