Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) made its long-anticipated return to inter-school sports competition on Thursday afternoon.
The SALCC ladies took part in the Under-19 netball competition, getting their feet wet with a game against Gros Islet Secondary. The SALCC mid-court was just more aggressive and faster to the ball as they won their debut match 42-8.
With a team featuring national players Jeanique Etienne at goal shoot and Joselyn Hubert at goal defence, SALCC was expected to dominate, and so they did. Jeanique and Joselyn are two who would have worked before under the guidance of SALCC coach Lyndell Forde, an assistant coach with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States winning under-23 national team.
SALCC really got rolling defensively in the second half, holding Gros Islet to just two points, one in each quarter. Although they shot just 53%, SALCC also controlled nearly every rebound. Etienne made 37 of her 62 attempts, and goal attack Shiron Bernard five of 17. Nadira King had only nine attempts in the game for Gros Islet, whilst Diana St Valle had seven.
In the other game played Thursday at the Beausejour Gymnasium, Babonneau Secondary got the best of Leon Hess Comprehensive, winning 31-6. LHCSS was scoreless in the second quarter, and scored just one in the third.
For Babonneau, goal shoot Kaila Thomas converted 15 of 22 shots on goal, attacks Mildred Boyce 10-22 and Sammy Johannes 6-17.