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Saint Lucia, Jamaica And Barbados Remain Unbeaten

Image: Team Saint Lucia moments before their match against Barbados. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

On Monday morning, host Saint Lucia chalked-up their second victory at the 2018 Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Youth (Under-16) Netball Championships currently being played at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Castries.

In morning matches played yesterday, Saint Lucia defeated Trinidad and Tobago 33-19 to make it two wins out of three matches, the third being a tie versus Barbados.

Image: Saint Lucia captain Megan Nestor is surrendered by the captains of the participating teams as she reads the players Oath; championship officials all set for their duties on centre court. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Saint Lucia captain Megan Nestor is surrendered by the captains of the participating teams as she reads the players Oath; championship officials all set for their duties on centre court. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In other matches played, defending champions Jamaica ousted Grenada 41-14 and Barbados had the better of Dominica 29-13.

The shooting competition was scheduled for 3pm.

Last evening, Dominica took on Grenada at 5.30pm; Barbados played Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at 6.30pm, while Jamaica came up against Saint Lucia at 7.30pm.

On Day 2, in the final game of the evening, Saint Lucia and Barbados played to a tie (27-27), Saint Lucia led 9-4 in the first quarter, 14-12 at the halfway mark, 20-18 in the third quarter.

Image: Team Saint Lucia moments before their match against Barbados. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Team Saint Lucia moments before their match against Barbados. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In other matches played, Trinidad and Tobago defeated Grenada 30 -25, while Jamaica breezed past Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 41-11.

On the opening night, after a sudden downpour which caused a late start to the championship, host Saint Lucia defeated Dominica 37-8, Barbados beat Trinidad and Tobago 27-21, while Grenada defeated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25-11.

Today, Dominica meet Jamaica at 5:30 p.m., Trinidad and Tobago oppose Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at 6:30 p.m. and host Saint Lucia play Grenada at 7:30 p.m.

Image: Some of the showpiece between Saint Lucia and Barbados final score 27 - 27 (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Some of the showpiece between Saint Lucia and Barbados final score 27 – 27 (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Tomorrow, Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines play each other at 6:30 a.m., Trinidad and Tobago versus Jamaica at 7:30 a.m. and Barbados comes up against Grenada also at 7:30 a.m.

In the evening matches, Trinidad and Tobago plays Dominica from 5:30 p.m., Saint Lucia versus Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the battle of the Saint’s at 6:30 p.m., while defending champions Jamaica plays Barbados at 7:30 p.m.

The closing and awards ceremony will be held immediately after the final game on centre court.

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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