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Smart pleased with Excelsior improvement

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
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Excelsior High School head coach Christopher Smart said his team is growing in confidence after they registered their second straight victory in the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament at the Leila Robinson Courts yesterday.

Excelsior, who are the national all-island champions and the favourites to win the competition, recorded an easy 54-22 victory over Barbados' Springer Memorial.

Racoya Douglas led the way for Excelsior with 27 goals from 39 attempts. She received strong support from Hasana Williams, who shot 23 goals from 32 tries.

Jada Smith was the main scorer for Springer Memorial, with 16 goals from 32 attempts.

PLEASED WITH PERFORMANCE

Smart said he was very pleased with his team's performance because they have been moving from strength to strength.

"Our performance was much better than our previous game because we wanted to ensure that we win all four quarters. We did that, and I am pleased with that," Smart said.

"I think that this victory sets us up nicely for the semi-finals because the girls are getting better with each game. The ladies are playing well and they are playing to plan," Smart said.

Excelsior will face St Lucian team Soufriere in their third game of the championships today.

Meanwhile, Holmwood Technical also recorded their second straight win in the competition with a comfortable 60-24 win over Dominica State College yesterday. Shadine Bartley topscored for Holmwood with 39 goals from

56 attempts, while Kyla Wilson was the main scorer for Dominica State College with 14 goals from 23 tries.