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Denbigh, Excelsior capture ISSA senior netball titles

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Denbigh High and Excelsior High were crowned urban and rural senior champions, respectively, at yesterday's ISSA schoolgirls netball finals at the G.C. Foster College.

Denbigh seniors clipped Manchester High 37-35, while Excelsior stopped, Gaynstead High 44-37.

In the junior finals, Gaynstead defeated former champions Queen's 26-23 for the urban title, while Holmwood captured their first junior final in six years after a 23-18 victory over Denbigh.

Goal shooter Moya Manning, with 17 goals from 19 attempts, was the leading scorer for Denbigh in the rural senior final. She got good support from Zandria Cohen with 16 from 16, and Dane Thomas 10 from 16. Manchester High's goal shooter, Janalee Johnson, scored 27 from 33 attempts and goal attack Shaunakaye Morgan, eight from nine.

In the urban senior final, Excelsior were inspired by goal shooter Kimberly Hudson with 22 goal, from 24 attempts and goal attack Quannie Walker, 20 from 28. Goal shooter Amanda Pickney top-scored for Gaynstead with 21 from 25, and goal attack Astia Brooks got 16 from 19.

The all, island finals will be played next Wednesday, December 7, at the Leila Robinson Courts.