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Mc Collin helps Mavericks to 2-0 start

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
T&T netballer Kalifa McCollin of benecos Mavericks screens a defender during a match against Surrey Storm in the Vitality Netball Superleague in England on Monday. McCollin scored 28 goals off 32 attempts in her team’s 64-62 win in extra-time.

T&T senior national women’s team netball goal-shooter Kalifa Mc Collin made a big impact in her first start of the season when she helped benecos Mavericks to a 64-62 extra-time win over Surrey Storm in Round Two of the Vitality Netball Super League in England on Monday.

Coming on the back of a 61-49 win over her former Celtic Dragons in which she converted four of six attempts in a cameo appearance, Mc Collin sank 28 of her 32 attempts in front of her new home fans at the University of Hertfordshire in helping her team secure the win after both teams were locked at 54-all at the end of the first four quarters.

Mavericks, the former club of another T&T star shooter, Samantha Wallace, end of full-time the scores were tied at 54-all pushing the teams to an extra 14 minutes of extra-time play.

Mavericks led at the end of the first three quarters, 15-10, 31-25 and 43-39, before outscoring their opponents 10-8 in the extra-time session.

On Saturday, Mc Collin and her Mavericks return to action when they travel to the University of Essex to face Severn Stars, the former club of T&T’s Afeisha Noel, who is still recovering from a knee injury.

 

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