Schools’ volleyball titles remain on replay
February 22, 2013
Schools’ volleyball titles remain on replay

It was on the replay for both the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the Georgetown Secondary School, as both will reign for another year, as champions of the Q-Care Pharmacy schools’ volleyball tournament.{{more}}

The two schools underlined their supremacy last Friday at the Girls’ High School hard court, overcoming their opponents.

First up, the St Joseph’s Convent had to stiffen up against a determined George Stephens Secondary, as they were taken to four sets in the best of five finals of the female championship decider.

The 2012 winner took the first set at 25-17 and the second at 25-12, but the George Stephens lasses regrouped to take the third at 25-17.

St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown closed out the contest, not without some anxious moments in the fourth set; but they inched their way to a 25-22 win, triumphing 3 sets to 1.

But the male final was easy pickings for the George Stephens Secondary, who made amends for the females, by dumping the Georgetown Secondary School, as both teams were repeating last year’s final.

George Stephens rallied to take the first set 25-17 and held on to the second set 26-24 and completed their retention of the title with a 25-15 score line in the third set.

The stand out players of the finals were Angelique Allen of the St Joseph’s Convent and national senior and Under-21 player — Jamal Small of the George Stephens Secondary.

Allen added the best server and best attacker accolades to her list of recognition, while Small collected the best setter award.

The other recipients in the female division were Jesse Lewis of the George Stephens Secondary, who claimed the best defender and the best receiver titles and Roneisha Caine of the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown — the best setter.

Completing the individual awards in the male division — the Georgetown Secondary School’s Rondell Fraser took away the best defender and best receiver awards, while the George Stephens Secondary’s Brandon Smart was the best attacker.

The other award in the male play was secured by Devron Caine of the Georgetown Secondary, who got the best server trophy.

The Thomas Saunders Secondary took the third place in the female division and the Bethel High School finished third in the male division.

The best players from the tournament will combine their skills to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines at this year’s Windward Islands schools’ games, which will be held here from late July to early August.(RT)