Se­nior cham­pi­ons lose in ISSA net­ball semi-f in­als

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Ray­mond Gra­ham Gleaner Writer

NEW SE­NIOR cham­pi­ons will be crowned in both the ru­ral and ur­ban ISSA school­girls net­ball com­pe­ti­tion when the fi­nals are played to­mor­row at G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege.

In the ru­ral area semi-fi­nals many-time cham­pi­ons Holm­wood Tech­ni­cal were beaten by Manch­ester High while de­fend­ing ur­ban cham­pi­ons Cam­per­down High, were stopped by Ex­cel­sior High.

Manch­ester beat Holm­wood 39-37 in a close con­test and will meet Den­bigh High who eas­ily got past Knox Col­lege 43-21 in the other semi-fi­nal.

In ur­ban ac­tion, Ex­cel­sior were 28-23 win­ners over Cam­per­down and they will meet Gayn­stead High who de­feated The Queen’s School 36-33 in the other se­nior semi-fi­nal.

Den­bigh will be gun­ning for two ti­tles in the fi­nals. Their ju­nior team reached the cham­pi­onship match af­ter whip­ping first-time semi-fi­nal­ists St Thomas Tech­ni­cal 24-9. Holm­wood, 25-19 win­ners over Manch­ester High, will be their op­po­nents in the fi­nal.

Gayn­stead will also be hunt­ing a dou­ble as their ju­nior team is also in the fi­nal where they will meet Queen’s. Queen’s ju­niors de­feated Cam­per­down 26-17 while Gayn­stead cruised by Nor­man Man­ley 33-15 in the sec­ond semi-fi­nal.

All eight semi-fi­nal matches were played at G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege.

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