Mitres take the prize
July 3, 2009
Mitres take the prize

Mitres, now Western Union Mitres/TRAC, has done the double in the National Netball Club Tournament.

The Mitres/TRAC merger completed the major top flight titles last Sunday evening at the Kingstown Netball Centre when they took the Division One Knock Out title of the Digicel sponsored Tournament as the curtains came down in this year’s edition.{{more}}

Mitres/TRAC triumphed 56 -52 versus arch rival Vita Malt Maple.

It was a complete reverse, as Maple last year copped both.

Mitres TRAC, who earlier in the season secured the league title, led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter, and both teams were at 29 apiece at the half.

Maple, reinforced by national Captain Saska Diamond, the centre court dynamo, gave the fitter Mitres/TRAC team many things to think about.

The speed of Diamond helped Maple’s cause, which saw them establishing a slender 41-40 lead at the three quarter way stage.

For Mitres /TRAC, National senior and Under-23 Goal Shoot Shellisa Davis scored 32, and the fleet-footed Leanna Lewis, also a senior and Under-23 representative, contributed 24. For Maple, Goal Shoot Skiddy Francis–Crick still maintained her accuracy under the rim and had 43 goals. Her Goal Attack, the winner of the Shooting Competition, Thelma Foster, scored 9.

Maple, too, did the double as they had to settle for second in the both competitions.

In the Division 2B Knock-Out final which preceded the Mitres/TRAC versus Maple clash, French Verandah X-Ceed Sports Club beat Irie Travel Vets 38 to 28 to also complete the double.

For the umpteenth time in her long career, Francis-Crick was the top shooter among the seniors, as well as recording the best shooting average, that of 91.06. Francis-Crick was responsible for netting 438 goals out of 481 tries.

The emerging Mary Ann Frederick of French Verandah X-Ceed, for the third straight year, was the winner in the Juniors, having scored 282 out of 309 attempts, at a 91.26 average.

Maple’s Vasha Adams copped the Best Defender award among the Seniors. Naomi Williams, of Barrouallie Sports Association, was voted the Best Defender for the Juniors.

Kaysuhke Daniel, of French Verandah X-ceed, was the Best Centre Court player on show in the Junior Division, with Zipporah Millington of NCB Valley Netters taking the award among the Seniors.

Division 3 Knock Out winner, GHS Ad Alta was voted the Most Disciplined Team. Standard Shippers Falcons won the 2B League and Knock Out titles. X-Ceed Sports Club captured the Division 3 league title.

President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association Doris Mc Intosh, Jerry George, of Digicel, and Director of Sports and Physical Education Nelson Hillocks delivered remarks at the Closing and Presentation Ceremony.(RT)