Nakira Downes scored a pair of field goals to lead Notre Dame to a 4-1 whipping of Paragon when matches in the T&T Hockey Board’s Women’s Championship Division resumed at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, on Friday night. Downes got her goals in the 11th and 43rd minutes, while Naila Saleem (15th) and national defender Curlyne Wynn (28th) added one each for a 4-0 advantage before Danielle Thompson got a 59th minute consolation for Paragon.
With the win, the Dames climbed to 25 points from ten matches, two more than defending champions Malvern, which was held to a 1-1 draw by Harvard Maritime Checkers on Saturday. Checkers which is joint third on 19 points with Paragon went one-up as early as the third minute via Patrice Padmore but Krizia Layne earned a point for the Malvernites with a 24th minute equaliser. Also on Saturday, veteran player Stacey Siu Butt (3rd, 44th) and Brianna Govia (9th, 17th) netted two goals apiece, while Jessica Lee (64th) and Elise Olton (67th) added one each in Shandy Carib Magnolias 6-0 thrashing of Paradise. Bell rings out in Petrotrin.
Guyana’s Jerazeno Bell also found the target twice to lead Queen’s Park to an entertaining 4-3 win over defending champion and current table leader Petrotrin in the race for the Men’s Championship Division title. Dominic Young fired the Parkites into a first minute lead, but Wayne Legerton drew the Oilmen level in the 14th minute only for Bell to restore his team’s slim lead a minute later. Legerton netted again in the 27th for a 2-2 half-time score. Bell handed his team the lead for the third time in the match at 3-2 in the 60th minute. However, within a minute Anthony Duncan had Petrotrin level.
Veteran forward, Raphael Govia had the last say in the contest with a 68th winner for the Parkites, now with 24 points from 11 matches the same as Paragon with three left to play. Despite the loss the Oilmen stayed at the top of the standings with 27 points and three matches left to play as well. Paragon was upstaged 3-2 by mid-table Notre Dame which got a double from Tobias Ottley. Ottley got his goals in the 54th and 57th after Akil Nancoo had cut Paragon’s 2-0 lead in half. For Paragon, national duo, Akim Toussaint and Kiel Murray had provided a 2-0 lead. In another men’s match, Andrew Vieira helped himself to a beaver-trick while Dominic Jaikaransingh, Ryan Daniel and Kafele Alexander got two apiece in Corona Fatima’s 12-0 pounding of Paradise.
T&T Hockey Board Results:
Notre Dame 7 (Scott Dopson 3, Sean Olton 2, Ian Edwards, Ian Baptiste) vs Petrotrin 5
Notre Dame 3 (Tobias Ottley 54th, 57th, Akil Nancoo 53rd) vs Paragon 2 (Akim Toussaint 11th, Kiel Murray 43rd)
Notre Dame 4 (Nakira Downes 11th, 43rd, Naila Saleem 15th, Curlyne Wynne 28th) vs Paragon 1 (Danielle Thompson 59th)
Magnolias 6 (Stacey Siu Butt 3rd, 44th, Brianna Govia 9th, 17th, Jessica Lee 64th, Elise Olton 67th) vs Paradise 0
Fatima 12 (Andrew Vieira 6th, 14th, 23rd, 26th, Dominic Jaikaransingh 26th, 56th, Ryan Daniel 37th, 48th, Kafele Alexander 53rd, 59th, Quinn Clarke 46th, Jordan Vieira 55th) vs Paradise 2 (Winston Chadband 54th, Theron Stoute 65th)
QPCC 4 (Jerry Bell 17th, 60th, Dominic Young 1st, Raphael Govia 68th) vs Petrotrin 3 (Wayne Legerton 14th, 27th, Anthony Duncan 61st)
Yesterday’s early scores
Jamaica 124 Guyana 8
Barbados 60 Canada 29
T&T 55 (Anastasia Wilson 39/45, Joelisa Cooper 14/16, Jellene Richardson 2/2) vs Canada 28 (Cherry Don Nickie 17/23, Sabrina Versteeg 11/19). Quarter scores: 13-7, 27-13, 44-20 (T&T).
Jamaica 107 (Shantel Slater 33/37, Patricia McCalla 25/27, Anna Kay Griffiths 22/28, Jhaneile Fowler 27/51) vs Grenada 13 (Cecile Roberts 7/13, Christa Stephen 6/9, Nadine Lett 0/2, Sharon Jeremiah 0/0). Quarter scores: 32-2, 60-8, 83-8 (Jamaica).
Guyana 17 (Angeline McCarthy 12/19, Simonica Fanfair 4/6, Robyn Thomas 0/0, Renee Anderson 1/2) vs St Lucia 85 (Shem Maxwell 23/37, Glalta Gabriel 16/19, Merlissa Alfred 5/6, Indira Laurenain 41/46). Quarter scores: 24-3 , 44-6, 64-12 (St Lucia).
Barbados 52 (Nikita Piggott 13/17, Laurel Brown 34/39, Ricah Holder 5/6) vs USA 22 (Swasha Shaw 9/14, Camille Henry 12/20, Roniesha Francis 1/1) Quarter scores: 13-6, 25-11, 38-15 (Barbados).
Court 1: USA vs Bermuda, 5.30 pm;
Court 2: Barbados vs Guyana, 5.45 pm;
Court 3: Grenada vs T&T, 6 pm;
Court 1: Canada vs Jamaica, 6.30 pm;
Bye: St Lucia