Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
After waltzing into the final of the St James Junior Netball League on the back of some good results, Startlight crowned themselves champions in a one-sided victory over Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club (MBBGC) on Sunday.
Starlight eased to an almost too easy 22-9 victory with strong performances from goal shoot Tara-Ann Heaven, 17 goals from 23 attempts, and Ayesha Paul, who added five from nine attempts. Toni-Ann Samuels bagged eight goals from 16 attempts for the MMBGC.
The Denton Ottey-coached Starlight were rampant and incisive in their execution throughout the entire game, leaving MBBGC with little opportunity to show their quality, leaving little doubt who were the better team.
It was clear from early on that Starlight were in the mood for goals, and their unrelenting play handed them a 5-3 edge at the end of the first quarter and added a further nine goals in the second to push their score to 14 at the half, while MMBGC managed just a single goal in the second quarter to end the half on four goals.
The MMBGC failed to spark and suffered also in the third and fourth quarters, scoring three and two goals in each, compared to four in each for Starlight.
Blazers finished the competition in third, turning back Firestorm 22-8 in the third-place play-off.
Shanice Forbes scored nine from 18 attempts to lead the charge while Rockay Salmon contributed 13 from 21 attempts for the Blazers.