Fowler-Reid powers Mico to big win over UWI
SUNSHINE Girl Jhaniele Fowler ,Reid warmed up for the England friendly series later this month with a brilliant performance at the University of West Indies, Mona, as defending senior intercollegiate netball champions Mico 'A' swept UWI 46-28 in their top-of-the-table clash on Saturday
With both teams coming into the game unbeaten after three wins each, the repeat of last year's final was expected to be a close and fiery affair.
However, the Mico team, which boasts five national senior players in their line-up including Fowler-Reid at the goal-shooting position, Shantel Slater (goal defence), Nicole Dixon (goal attack), Trishana Hanson (centre) and Kadien Dehaney (goal defence), proved too strong for their opponents.
With Fowler-Reid finding her range from the early exchanges, Mico raced to a quick 11-6 lead after the first quarter.
UWI showed some more fight in the second quarter, particularly through goal shooter Shamara Nelson, goal attack Rebekkah Robinson and Thristina Harwood, who was played at wing attack.
Mico, however, continued to dominate, with Dixon providing good support to Fowler-Reid inside the circle as Mico held their grip with a 20-12 half-time advantage.
For the remainder of the game, it was all Mico, especially in the third quarter, where they outscored their opponent 17-1 to push their lead 37-13.
With Mico resting most of their starters for the final quarter, UWI had their best showing in the game, outscoring the defending champions 15-9.
Fowler-Reid top-scored for Mico with 30 goals from 34 attempts, while Dixon (12 from 14) and Slater, who changed position, later scoring 4 from 5 attempts. For UWI, Nelson top-scored with 22 from 28 attempts.
The semi-finals are slated for this Saturday at the G.C. Foster College.
Earlier in the day, playing at home, Mico 'B', which is also the defending intermediate champions scored a big 47-24 win over G.C. Foster College 'B'. However G.C. Foster College 'C' turned the tables on the defending champions Mico 'C' in their junior encounter as the Spanish Town- based team won 29-22.