August 5, 2014
SVG second in WISG… Grenada retain title

St Vincent and the Grenadines have to wait another year to challenge for the top spot in the annual Windward Islands Schools’ Games, after finishing second behind Grenada, when the 2014 edition closed off yesterday in St Lucia.{{more}}

Ahead of St Vincent and the Grenadines was Grenada, with Dominica third and St Lucia at the bottom of the pack.

St Vincent and the Grenadines champed the disciplines of football and male volleyball, placed second in netball and female basketball, female volleyball was third in track and field, but finished in the cellar in male basketball.

It was an improvement for St Vincent and the Grenadines, who, as host in 2013, docked in third.

In retaining the football title, St Vincent and the Grenadines played unbeaten, scoring six goals, while conceding the solitary goal against Grenada.

The results saw a 2-1 win over Grenada, with Kyle Edwards and Chavel Cunningham, the goal scorers for the Vincentian lads. Edwards netted a brace in his team’s 2-nil defeat of Dominica and Edwards and Vasbert Ledger were on the score sheet in their 2-nil blanking of St Lucia.

Returning to winning ways in male volleyball, St Vincent and the Grenadines outlasted St Lucia, 3-2, then saw off Dominica, 3-1, before brushing aside Grenada, 3-0.

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ hope of retaining the netball title was quashed when they tied with Grenada 33-33, but went on to earn a hard fought 35-29 stopping of Dominica.

And, the Vincentians needed to beat St Lucia by 41 goals in their final encounter on Sunday, but only succeeded in a 35-19 triumph, thus having to settle for second place behind Grenada on goal differential.

Meanwhile, the female volleyballers, after recording a 3-1 and 3-0 trumping at the expense of St Lucia and Dominica, faltered against Grenada three sets to one.

The disciplines of male and female basketball bore almost similar tales.

The female discipline saw St Vincent and the Grenadines losing to St Lucia 43-46 and 25-40 to Grenada, but overcame Dominica, 53-36.

In the male component, St Vincent and the Grenadines were beaten by St Lucia 65-54, by Grenada 74-53 and by Dominica 77-61.

When the games got going on Monday, July 28 with track and field, St Vincent and the Grenadines placed third, compiling 212 points, behind Grenada’s 270 and Dominica’s 240. St Lucia put together 167 points.

The 2015 multi-discipline games are set for Dominica. (RT)