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Police pips D/Force
National player Joelisa Cooper and Gursher Grant were instrumental in leading Police to a come-from-behind 28-27 hard-fought win over rivals Defence Force in their Courts All Sectors Netball League Premier Division Steve Sarjeant Challenge at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Tacarigua, on Thursday night.
The “Teteron women” were fast out of the gates led by goal shooter Anastasia Wilson and took a narrow 6-5 lead at the end of the first quarter which they extended to 16-12 at the half.
But the Police women then found their touch and stormed back by outscoring its opponents 11-4 in the third period for a 23-20 lead before holding off a late rally to secure the narrow win.
Goal attack Cooper finished with 15 goals from 28 attempts while Grant converted 11 from 13, and Kalifa Mc Collin two from five. Wilson tallied 20 goals from 30 attempts, Kimarie James chipped in with four from 12 attempts, and Diana Pierre, three from five for Defence Force which was beaten 30-36 in its tournament opener a week ago by defending champions Fire Service.
Les Enfants 41 (Joanne Payne 18/31, Michelle Boyce 15/21, Cindy Merrick 8/12) vs Les Femmes 20 (Pamela Nathaniel 13/19, Maylin Peters 7/14). Quarter scores: 1st: 8-7 Les Enfants; 2nd: 17-10 Les Enfants; 30-12 Les Enfants.
TSTT 24 (Debra Alie 18/33, Olivia Le Platte 6/13) vs Harlem 14 (Jill Humphrey 7/17, Mona Baptiste Thomas 5/12, Antoinette Jackson 2/8). Quarter scores: 1st: 8-3 TSTT; 2nd: 14-7 TSTT; 3rd: 20-9 TSTT.
Steve Sarjeant Challenge
Police 28 (Joelisa Cooper 15/28, Gursher Grant 11/13, Kalifa Mc Collin 2/5) vs Defence Force 27 (Anastasia Wilson 20/30, Kimarie James 4/12, Diana Pierre 3/5). quarter scores: 1st: 6-5 Defence Force; 2nd: 16-12 Defence Force; 3rd: 23-20 Police
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