The Vigie Sports Complex came alive on Wednesday 6th December, 2017, with the staging of the Commercial League netball semi final.The first match was played between Best of Eleven against Police Stars who they had earlier defeated in the preliminary round. From the onset Best Eleven held the upper hand as they quickly stamped their authority on the game to end the first quarter 13 – 7.From the commencement of the second quarter, Best of Eleven continued to capitalize on their opponents mistakes to outscore them 11 – 6 to end the half comfortably 24 – 13. This was also attributed to the fine centre court play of Best of Eleven.The third quarter saw Police stringing some changes in order to counter act their opponents. This didn’t reap the required dividends as Best of Eleven enjoyed their best lead of the game with a 15 – 4 run as the quarter ended 39 – 17.
At the commencement of the final quarter Police again made some further positional changes in order to stem the tide. Though Best of Eleven play deteriorated significantly they still managed to out score the Police Stars 8 – 3 to run away with an unimpressive lopsided 47 – 20.The main contributors for Best Of Eleven was Shem Maxwell who by her standard had an off night netting 39 from 55 attempts – 71%. She was aided by Matheline Walter with 8 out of 14 attempts – 57%.Leading the way for Police Stars were Everlou Louisy 11 from 20 attempts, Emma Mathew 8 from 13 attempts and Delia Samuel 1 from 2 attempts.
The MVPs selected were Shem Maxwell – Best of Eleven and Gilda James – Police Stars.
Best of Eleven 47 – 69
Police 20 – 35
The second semi final played between Teachers and SLISBA Mele was a more competitive one which resulted in Teachers booking their way into the finals with a hard fought and well deserved 30 – 21 victory.They led at every quarter 8 – 5, 16 – 11, 22 – 17 and 30 – 21.Leading the way for Teachers were Melissa John 24 from 36 attempts, Michelle Rogers 2 from 6 attempts and Marvelle Lubin 4 from 6 attempts.For Slisba Mele, Tammie Lennie netted 7 from 13 attempts, Kamala Mangal 11 from 19 attempts, Catherine Foster 1 from 6 and Janique Allen 2 from 3 attempts.
MVPs selected were Deselva Florton – Teachers and Judy Mathurin – SLISBA
Teachers 30 from 48
Slisba 21 from 41
The tournament will conclude on Monday 11th December with the finals and third Place Play Off, at the Vigie Sports Complex. At 5.30 pm Police Stars will come up against Slisba Mele while Best of Eleven will do battle with Teachers at 7.30 pm.