SALCC dominant in inter-school debut

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SALCC dominant in inter-school debut
SALCC goal attack takes aim.
SALCC goal attack takes aim.

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.

SALCC (green and yellow) and Gros Islet players ready to vie for the rebound.

 

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  1. That doesn't make any sense.These students are taking away from the younger ones. You don't see Ncaa basketballers in real competition with High Schoolers.
    They keep on talking about OECS this & that,have SALCC play other islands (schools)in their league.smh sports SALCC want to play like that?

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    • They're all under-19, though. Depriving SALCC of competing has no real logic in terms of sports development, especially when 1) you call these same players back to comprise national teams, including the stupid Windward Islands Games and 2) our club systems are not the strongest, so young athletes who leave the school system have little outlet.

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      • So you're saying after all their experience we can still allow them to play & DOMINATE these secondary school students?....There are actually national players on the SALCC team & a top notch coach,how fair is that? When these same SALCC students were in a secondary school they had a fair shot to win a title for their respective schools. I still see this as being unfair.I can't understand for the life of me what the Ministry of Sports is up too.I will relate this to NCAA officials for them to take on high schoolers.

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