St Hugh's, Tarrant clash lights up netball tourney
Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer
TOP teams will be hoping to extend their unbeaten runs when matches in the second round of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association Schoolgirl competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts today.
Six junior and six senior matches are scheduled to be contested, with the senior Group 1 encounter between last year's beaten finalist St Hugh's and Tarrant at 2:15 p.m on Court 2 being the feature clash.
After impressive wins on Tuesday, both teams enter the contest as joint leaders of the group with three points each, with Holy Childhood and Alpha following on a point after both tied in their opening encounter. St Hugh's was the most impressive winner on Tuesday after rolling over Gaynstead 45-17, with Tarrant not far behind after an easy 33-10 win over Norman Manley.
In Group II, defending champions the Queen's School, St Catherine High and St Andrew High are on three points after winning their opening games on Tuesday. After a close win over Camperdown, the Marvette Anderson-coached Queen's should pick up their second win when they meet Campion who were beaten by St Andrew High in their opening match. St Catherine High, who are one of the favourites to win the title this year, will engage former champions St Andrew High and the Phyllis Thompson-coached team from St John's Road should get the better of their opponents, who struggled to dismiss Campion in their first encounter.
After a tough loss to the defending champions in their opening match, the Wayne Stewart-coached Camperdown should get the better of Jonathan Grant High in the other match in the group.
Among the juniors, the defending champions Queen's, after an impressive win in their opening game over Camperdown, should easily get the better of Campion, who defeated Alpha in their opener on Tuesday in Group 11. Meadowbrook should get the better of Alpha in their encounter while Camperdown should get back to winning ways over Jonathan Grant.
In Group I, both Norman Manley and Holy Childhood, who won their opening games in fine style, should have a keen battle in their encounter, while Gaynstead should make it two from two over Immaculate. Excelsior and St Catherine, who lost their opening games, will both be going for their first wins when they meet in the other match in the group.