Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer
Former National netball captain, Elaine Davis, scored a game-high 48 as Jamalco romped to another Juici-Patties sponsored Clarendon Open Senior league title with a 63-49 win over Cable Pro at Clarendon Park on Sunday.
Davis, who will be 37 next month, was at her best as Jamalco led from start with interval scores of 19-9, 31-24 and 48-35 to again beat back the challenge of Cable Pro for the second straight year. Still donning her knee brace from repeated surgeries which curtailed her international career for Jamaica, Davis stood tall above her peers, and remained calm and unruffled from challenges of her much younger opponents. She has been a regular championship player for Jamalco for the past 14 years, but remains motivated to deliver a high-level performance.
"It feels good, especially when they can't touch the ball," Davis told The Gleaner.
Though she did not display the agility of her opposite striker Annakay Griffiths, who sank 33 from 35 attempts, she was a master at conserving energy, picking passes and being able to shoot successfully from any angle around the hoop.
"It is not about age," she explained. "They will mark you but when you have other things, experience always works out, so I feel confident out there."
Long-time coach Winston Nevers remained quiet on the sidelines as the also coach of Cable Pro said: "Once she is playing well, it is hard to stop her. She knows everything out there."
It was the second straight year Cable Pro were losing in the final since a name change from Windalco. Manchester High won the Junior title, defeating Holmwood Technical B 49-24.
Sunday's final ended ten weeks of competition and signalled the end of the 2013 calendar of the Clarendon Netball Association.