Netballers Win One, Lose One, Meet Jamaica Today

Team St. Lucia [PHOTO: Anthony de Beauville]

Image: Team St. Lucia  [PHOTO: Anthony de Beauville]
Team St. Lucia [PHOTO: Anthony de Beauville]
SAINT LUCIA’SUnder – 16 netballers will be in action this evening, Day 4 of the Jean Pierre Caribbean Youth Tournament currently been held in Barbados. The home team will play 10 time champions Jamaica from 7:15 p.m.

Saint Lucia’s remaining matches will see them play Grenada on Thursday 7 at 7:00 a.m.; Barbados at 7:15 p.m.; and their final encounter will be against Trinidad and Tobago at 6:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, on the opening night of the tournament Saint Lucia come-from-behind to defeat Dominica. The Dominicans led 7-3, and opened their advantage to 14-7 at the half, before Saint Lucia narrowed the margin to 19-13 after three quarters.

With all to play for going into the fourth quarter Saint Lucia outscored the Dominicans 10-3 to pull out a one-goal win, 23-22. The coaching team leaned on their seasoned players, and though Kiana Nelson struggled with just four goals from 14 attempts, MerkissaTheodule had 8 from 16 and Megan Nestor scored 11 from 14 attempts.

On Sunday, Saint Lucia went down to a spirited Bermuda team 31 – 29. For Bermuda Donnauri Robinson scored 19 from 27 attempts and Zekiah Lewis 10 from 20 attempts. For Saint Lucia Ariel Leonard 1 from 1, MerkissaTheodule 20 from 25 attempts and Megan Nestor 8 from 13).

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