Clinchers looking for more titles
March 8, 2013
Clinchers looking for more titles

The Clinchers clan is looking to pouch more netball titles and is targeting the division two LIME national club championships as its next focus.{{more}}

President of the club Pearlina Thomas reported to SEARCHLIGHT, last Sunday at the Stubbs Government School, that a national title is on the club’s agenda.

A gleeful Thomas, who was on cloud nine after her team, Giant Malt Nice Radio Clinchers, dethroned Combined Girls to take the South East Development Inc league title, said they are holding firm to their motto: “One victory, one game at a time”.

Thomas said that her players used the various area competitions as warm-ups for the bigger national tournament.

In last Sunday’s final, which took place at the Stubbs Government School hard court, Clinchers led in all quarters to unseat Combined Girls.

Led by Danielle Spencer, who sank a game high of 27 goals, Clinchers took the title from their opponents, 33-28.

It was Clinchers all the way, as they raced to a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and 21-13 at the end of the second. Clinchers also took the third quarter at 28-19.

For Combined Girls, Rose Clair Hall registered 12 goals.

Spencer, the competition’s leading shooter in total, poured in 199 goals and was voted Clinchers’ most valuable player.

Clinchers left the venue with the Frankie Browne Valuation trophy and $300, and also received a cake, for taking the net-o-rama title.

Combined Girls gained the National Properties trophy and pocketed $200 for placing second.

And, prior to Sunday’s championship match, Sea Operations Nar Fren Dem edged out Owia Trail Blazers 24-22, to take the third place, a trophy and $100.

New Era Pepper Stars took the most disciplined team and the best dressed team awards.

The other teams which participated in the competition were Desperadoes, Enhams Playing It Safe and Owia Stingers. (RT)