Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer
DEFENDING champions, Mico University College 'A', and G.C. Foster College 'A' were off to impressive starts as competition in the Open League Inter-Collegiate Sports Association Netball competition got underway in midweek.
Both teams had overwhelming victories over their opponents.
The defending champions, with three members of the Sunshine Girls among their team in Kimone Tulloch, Patricia McCalla and Vangalee Williams, for the fourth quarter, were too hot for Shortwood Teachers' College in their first match on Tuesday at Shortwood, as they blew away their opponents 95-6 in a one-sided affair.
Mico on a roll
The Mico team made it two from two on Saturday as despite resting their top players for most of the game, they were too strong for UWI 'B', as the Annette Daley-coached team won easily 55-31.
They led 14-6 after the first quarter and despite the UWI team showing some fight in the second quarter, they still held on for a 25-18 lead at half-time. At the third quarter, Mico led 39-27 and with all three national players inserted in the team for the fourth quarter, they extended their lead to win 55-31.
In other games, Caribbean Maritime Institute 33, Portmore Community College 24; Mico 'B' 40, NCU 31; Bethlehem Moravian College 37, Montego Bay Community College 25; Moneague Community College 30, and St Joseph's Teachers' College 28.
The competition will continue tomorrow where pre-season favourites and Open League Rally champions, UWI 'A' with the likes of national senior players, Nadine Bryan, Malysha Kelly and Vanessa Walker will be at home to Moneague Community College. Other matches are Mico 'B' vs Edna Manley, Bethlehem vs Shortwood Teacher's College, and NCU vs G.C. Foster College 'A'. All matches start at 4 p.m.