Gaynstead, C’down remain unbeaten
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Camperdown High and Gaynstead High senior teams remained unbeaten this season as both teams made it two from two in Group Two of the second round of the ISSA urban area schoolgirls netball competition, played at the Leila Robinson Courts on Wednesday.
Both Camperdown and Gaynstead matches were called off after the third quarter due to rain. Both teams were leading at that stage, and based on ISSA’s netball rules, were declared the winners.
Camperdown, led by goal shooter Idara McCarty and goal attack Ramona Lawrence, scored an easy 38-16 win over the previously unbeaten St. Catherine High Gaynstead got by Tarrant 37-14.
TWO FROM TWO FOR NORMAN MANLEY
It was also two from two for Norman Manley High in Group One as their game was also called off after the third quarter. They were comfortably ahead of Immaculate High 31-10.
In the only senior match to be completed on the day, former champions St Hugh’s High had a narrow 32-30 win over Tivoli for their first win in Group One.
Two other matches will have to be replayed. Excelsior were leading Wolmer’s 20-9 and Queen’s were ahead of Penwood 10-1 when the games were halted by the rain at halftime.
Defending junior champions Gaynstead continued their impressive form. They had a big 58-3 win to make it two from two in Group Two. St Hugh’s also picked up their second win in a row in the group after beating St Andrew Technical 25-23.
In Group 1, St Catherine High whipped Wolmer’s Girls 25-12, and The Queen’s School easily beat Campion College 31-20, while it was a 29-29 tie between Holy Childhood and Norman Manley.
The third set of matches in the second round will continue today at the Leila Robinson Courts.
St Catherine vs Norman Manley Queen’s vs Wolmer’s Campion vs Holy Childhood Papine vs St Hugh’s All four start at 2 p.m.
Camperdown vs Gaynstead St Jago vs St Andrew Technical Both at 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m: Excelsior vs Norman Manley 2:45 p.m: Queen’s vs Wolmer’s 3:30 p.m: Camperdown vs Gaynstead 3:30 p.m: St Catherine vs Tivoli 3:45 p.m: Penwood vs Immaculate 3:45 p.m: Tarrant vs St Hugh’s Besides the healthy lifestyle feature of the event, which race director Francis has been advocating, there is always the fun element of entertainment and the fabulous prizes, which this year ,include phones for first-place winners.
Another feature of the annual event is an award, which is presented to a Jamaican who has given outstanding and dedicated service to sports. This year, the award will be presented to Molly Rhone, who has served with distinction in the field of netball.
Entry fee is J$1,000. Students with IDs will pay $500. Registration can be done both online at runningeventsja.com or at The University of the West Indies’ Sports Department.