THE Shamrock netball team is still basking in the glory of being crowned champions of the second Annual Shamfest Festival despite a low scoring final against Sir Arthur Lewis Community College on Saturday at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.
The girls were all smiles as they reminisced being unbeaten throughout the tournament, but the laughter was at its loudest when they spoke of victory over Sir Arthur Lewis Community College 26 – 23 as most of the Shamrock players are students of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
With an appreciative crowd of over 150 on hand to take in the entertainment, the Shamrock team had a three point lead at the half time whistle (12 – 9).
On the resumption and despite some anxious moments Shamrock was still able to hold on to a 21 – 17 advantage after the third quarter as the SALCC team continued to add on the pressure.
It was all to play for going into the final set as coaches from both teams could heard in the distance shouting at every error committed by their respective players, but Shamrock with the experience of national under – 16 player JermiahEvariste, the versatile Genesis Alfred back in centre position and Britney Mc Donald regaining her composure under the nets, and proved just little too much for SALCC in the end.
Final score 26 – 23.
For Shamrock, Goal Shoot Britney Mc. Donald scored 22 goals from 31 attempts and Goal Attack Nicole Ernest netted 4 from 11 attempts. For SALCC, (GS) Lashawn Hyatt scored 7 from 13 attempts and (GA) Siana Jameson netted 16 from 21 attempts.
Earlier in the afternoon, in the Shooting competition – Shakira John from Toughest emerged as the 2016 champion.
In the first encounter on centre court St. Joseph’s Convent Egrets under -16 Champions defeated a combined team 24 – 9.