Denbigh take aim at finals
Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer
AFTER dominating both the juniors and seniors divisions all season, Denbigh High will be aiming to qualify both teams for the finals of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) rural netball competition at Manchester High School today.
Action will get under way at 11 a.m. with the junior semi-finals, with defending champions Denbigh facing Titchfield High and Bellefield High playing against Manchester High.
One hour later, the seniors are scheduled to tip off, with defending champions Holmwood Technical going up against Knox College and Denbigh squaring off with Herbert Morrison.
Following their impressive win a week ago over St Elizabeth Technical High School, who they destroyed 54-12, last year's beaten finalists, Denbigh, look set to make it to the final again.
Titchfield will have their hands full as they seek to deny the Clarendon-based school a spot in the final. As a matter of fact, the Portland-based institution will have to improve big time on the performance of their quarter-final match, where they stopped Bishop Gibson High 35-25.
Manchester High, after a 35-25 win over Yallahs High, will start favourites to get the better of Bellefield, who had a close 27-26 win over Anchovy in their last game.
While the impressive Denbigh look set to get the better of Herbert Morrison in their senior encounter, it should be a close finish in the Holmwood-Knox encounter.
Holmwood have been hot and cold this season and have lost twice - to Denbigh and Knox. They will be hoping to avenge that defeat today.
In their match last week, Knox showed a fighting spirit to surprise Manchester High, who were unbeaten at that stage, in a good display, beating them by 10 points, winning 44-34.
After being beaten in the junior final last year, most of the members of that Knox team are now on the senior unit, and they will want to prove that their earlier win over the defending champions was not a fluke.