MATRIX took the top prize in the Men’s Shoot-out competition of the Tobago Netball League one-day competition, on Wednesday last, at the Shaw Park Netball court. Matrix men combined for a total of 111 points with Akeem De Leon 46 points, Marcus Clinton 42 points, Cliff Nicholson 41 points were enough to give them the champion title. Police came second with a total of 85 points with C&B closely following with 78 points and the SSS Marlins taking the 4th position with 71 points.
Akeem De Leon scored 46 points, the most overall in both the men’s and women’s category and showed that men can indeed play netball . De Leon, who is a basketball player, transferred his shooting talents to the netball court, which is adjacent to the basketball court, at the Shaw Park Sporting Facility. Demisha Henry and Abeni Taylor’s 44 points each was the closest to Akeem’s champion score.
In the women’s A-Division, Demisha Henry was the highest scorer in the individual shooting competition with 44 points from 57 attempts while, Abeni Taylor also scored 44 points, but with 65 attempts. The third highest scorer was Lennecia Mc Keller with 43 points.
Star Seekers 121 points was enough to ensure the A-Divison title with Blazers 1 and Matrix coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively with 113 and 89 points, on the night.
Kelelicia George’s 43 points was the maximum score in the women’s Inter-Division when she outshined the rest of her counterparts in her catergory of the competition. Kelaiah Stewart’s 38 points ensured her 2nd place with both Kaela Marie Fletcher and Skyla Noray closely behind on 36 points. The number of attempts on goals made to difference and Kaele Marie’s 57 attempts was one less than Skyla’s 58 attempts.
The ladies of Titans2 captured the Inter- Divison title with 117 points. Blazers2 was second best with 93 points and Patience Hill PYC’s 89 points granted the women 3rd place on the podium. GEMS 82 (4th), Police Bravo 61 (5th) and Calder Hall 49 (6th) rounded up the women’s Inter- Divison category.
Titans2 also got top honors in the women B-Division with 98 points. Blazers3’s 80 points put them in second place as SSS Crystals won 3rd place with 71 points. The Scarborough Secondary School team – the SSS Rubies – secured 66 points to finish 4th. C&B, Stralets and Plymouth finished 5th,6th and 7th respectively scoring 64,63 and 44 points.
Ariel DeFreitas’ 42 points won her the highest individual score in the B-Division. DeFreitas was the best shooter in this category, on the night, beating the rest of her competition and showcasing her shooting talents. Nyinka Thomas’ 34 points and Arriane James’ 33 points was enough to earn the silver and bronze medals in their category.
Games of the Tobago Netball Competition continue today and on Saturday.