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Holy Childhood ends prelims on high

Published:Sunday | October 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Raymond Graham, Sunday Gleaner Writer

AFTER their best season a year ago in the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Urban Area High School Netball Competition when their senior team advanced to the quarter-final stage of the competition, Holy Childhood ended their first round on a high on Friday.

Both junior and senior teams booked their places in the next round as the juniors first routed St Jago High 31-2 before the seniors came out 31-18, victors over their Spanish Town rivals.

It was the fifth win in a row for the senior team, which ended on 15 points to top Group 'B', while it was a second-place finish for the juniors on 12 points. This sees them also advancing as the second-best team.

There were two other senior matches on the day as Vauxhall got by Innswood 27-20, and in a low-scoring game, Tivoli outscored Mona 13-9.

Among the juniors it was Gaynstead that had the biggest win on the day as they destroyed Pembroke Hall 61-2 to finish second in Group 'E' on 12 points behind defending champions the Queen's High, who topped the group on 15 points.

There was also success for former champions St Hugh's and Jonathon Grant as both teams booked second-round berths. St Hugh's stopped José Marti 31-12 in Group 'F', while Jonathon Grant blew away Trench Town 38-7 in Group 'B'.

Second-round action will begin at the Leila Robinson Court on November 4, where the top two junior and senior teams from each group will battle away for final spots.