Fowler-Reid pow­ers Mico to big win over UWI

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Ray­mond Gra­ham Gleaner Writer

SUN­SHINE GIRL Jhaniele Fowler ,Reid warmed up for the Eng­land friendly se­ries later this month with a bril­liant per­for­mance at the Univer­sity of West In­dies, Mona, as de­fend­ing se­nior in­ter­col­le­giate net­ball cham­pi­ons Mico ‘A’ swept UWI 46-28 in their topof-the-ta­ble clash on Satur­day

With both teams com­ing into the game un­beaten af­ter three wins each, the re­peat of last year’s fi­nal was ex­pected to be a close and fiery af­fair.

How­ever, the Mico team, which boasts five national se­nior play­ers in their lineup in­clud­ing Fowler-Reid at the goal­shoot­ing po­si­tion, Shantel Slater (goal defence), Ni­cole Dixon (goal at­tack), Tr­is­hana Han­son (cen­tre) and Ka­dien De­haney (goal defence), proved too strong for their op­po­nents.

With Fowler-Reid find­ing her range from the early ex­changes, Mico raced to a quick 11-6 lead af­ter the first quar­ter.

UWI showed some more fight in the sec­ond quar­ter, par­tic­u­larly through goal shooter Shamara Nel­son, goal at­tack Re­bekkah Robin­son and Thristina Har­wood, who was played at wing at­tack.

Mico, how­ever, con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate, with Dixon pro­vid­ing good sup­port to Fowler-Reid inside the cir­cle as Mico held their grip with a 20-12 half-time ad­van­tage.

For the re­main­der of the game, it was all Mico, espe­cially in the third quar­ter, where they outscored their op­po­nent 17-1 to push their lead 37-13.

With Mico rest­ing most of their starters for the fi­nal quar­ter, UWI had their best show­ing in the game, outscor­ing the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons 15-9.

Fowler-Reid top-scored for Mico with 30 goals from 34 at­tempts, while Dixon (12 from 14) and Slater, who changed po­si­tion, later scor­ing 4 from 5 at­tempts. For UWI, Nel­son top-scored with 22 from 28 at­tempts.

The semi-fi­nals are slated for this Satur­day at the G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege.

Ear­lier in the day, play­ing at home, Mico ‘B’, which is also the de­fend­ing in­ter­me­di­ate cham­pi­ons scored a big 47-24 win over G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege ‘B’. How­ever G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege ‘C’ turned the ta­bles on the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Mico ‘C’ in their ju­nior en­counter as the Span­ish Town- based team won 29-22.

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