Wed | Jun 20, 2018

Tryall, Global, Ken’s seal spots in NJ league finals

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tryall Heights, Global 'A', and Ken's Wildflower all secured spots in Sunday's finals for Netball Jamaica's league championship play-offs.

In Tuesday evening's Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League semi-finals at the Leila Robinson Courts, Tryall Heights defeated Blades 41-33, while Global 'A' beat Excelsior Eagles 38-24.

Nickeisha Duncan, with a game-high 30 goals from 38 attempts, led the way for Tryall Heights. Blades' leading scorer was Jenelle Russell, with 23 goals from 27 tries).

In the other Sunshine Cereals semi-final, Amanda Pinkney stood head and shoulders above the other shooters, netting 33 of 38 attempts in the 38-point tally posted by Global 'A'. Excelsior's top scorer was Ramona Edwards with 11 from 13.

In the evening's most exciting contest, the Major 'B' semi-final, Ken's Wildflower scored a nail-biting 39-37 win over Tantrum.

Stephanie Anderson was primarily responsible for Ken's Wildflower's win, scoring 35 points from 40 attempts. For Tantrum, Shanoy Fletcher led the

way with 25 goals from 30 tries.

All finals in the divisional leagues will be played on Sunday at the Leila Robinson Courts, beginning at 2:30 p.m., with the Minor League clash between Bethel Town and Maxfield.

Tryall Heights and Global 'A' will then play the Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League final at 3:30 p.m., to be followed at 4:30 p.m. by the Major 'B' final between Ken's Wildflower and Liguanea.

 

Major 'A' final

 

The big final, the Major 'A' showdown between Jamalco and Tivoli Gardens, is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

Also on Sunday, teams in the Intermediate and Minor leagues that did not qualify for the quarter-finals are invited to participate in the end-of-season Rally, which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

In the Minor League, Speg will face Arnett 'B' at 5:45 p.m. on Court One, with Excelsior Eagles and Blades 'A' battling simultaneously on Court Three in the Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League.