Hunter, Williams named MVP in ISSA All-Island Netball Championships

Observer writer

Saturday, February 03, 2018

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TAFIYA Hunter of Denbigh High School, and Hasana Williams of Excelsior High School were each named the most valuable player (MVP) in the 2017 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) All-Island High School girls Netball Championships at its presentation awards ceremony held at Terra Nova Hotel on Thursday.

Hunter plays in the goal-attack position for Denbigh High who won both the Junior League and the All-Island Championships titles.

Williams played a leading role at goal attack as her scoring helped Excelsior High to win the Senior League title and also the All-Island Championship title.

Most of the awards were shared amongst Excelsior, Denbigh and Holmwood Technical.

Meanwhile, for the individual awards, the most accurate shooters in both the Junior and Senior League competitions were presented with trophies.

Rasheda Robinson, goal attack of St Hugh's High, was the top shooter in the Junior Legaue with 76 per cent, while goal shooter Amanda Pickney of Gaynstead High topped the Senior category with 80 per cent accuracy.

Goal shooter Moyalee Laidlaw of Manchester High was the leading shooter with 80 per cent in the Junior League, while goal shooter Jadalee Johnson of Manchester High led the shooters in the Senior League with 85 per cent accuracy.

Trophies were awarded to the most valuable players in the Urban and Rural Junior and Senior Leagues.

Chevelee Thompson, goal attack of St Catherine High, was MVP for the Junior League, while centre Crystal Grant of Excelsior High was MVP for the Senior League in Urban competitions.

Centre Kimonie McLean of Denbigh High was MVP in the Junior League, and goal defence Davenia Stephens of Holmwood Technical was MVP in the Senior League in the Rural competitions.

St Catherine won the Urban Junior League crown from defending champions Gaynstead High, with Norman Manley third and St Hugh's fourth.Excelsior retained their Senior League title by defeating Gaynstead in the final, with St Catherine High third and The Queen's School in fourth.

The Rural Junior League title was won by Denbigh High who defeated Manchester High in the final, with May Day High in third and Glenmuir High in fourth.

Holmwood Technical won the Senior League title from arch-rival Denbigh High in the final, with Manchester High in third place and Anchovy High in fourth.

Denbigh High won the All-Island Junior League Championship by beating St Catherine High, while Excelsior High took home the Senior League championships with a win over Holmwood Technical.

Coaches of the champion schools were each presented with a plaque — Phyllis Thompson of St Catherine High in the Junior League, Christopher Smart of Excelsior High in the Senior League for the Urban competitions, Janice Hancel-Walker of Denbigh High in the Junior League, and Carline Graham-Powell in the Senior League for the Rural competitions.

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