aribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY. June 30, 2010: The 13th season of the LIME/Caribbean American Netball Association, (CANA), will continue at the Lincoln Terrace Park courts (East New York/Buffalo Avenues), Brooklyn on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Five matches in three divisions are on the schedule with tip-off time set for 4 p.m.
There will be no games on Sunday, in observance of the Fourth of July Independence Holiday celebrations.
Last weekend, it was time for top clubs, Upsetters, Crusaders and Pitons to shine.
On Saturday, former champions Upsetters seniors held off bitter rivals Crusaders 30-28, in what may be a precursor to the mid August league championship showdown. Ninety minutes earlier, Upsetters’ second team left no questions which is the better outfit, finishing with a 20 point (53-33), run away victory margin over Antillians.
Senators’ second team defeated United2 34-27 and Pitons3 came away 33-20 winners over Volcanoes in the intermediate division. In Saturday’s only junior division meeting, Typhoon recovered from a three goal, third quarter deficit for a 7-7 tie against Sunsplash. Latoya Jaipaul (Sunsplash) was outstanding at goal shoot (GS), while Jorine Bynum and Chelsea McFarlane were outstanding at defense for Typhoon.
Sunday’s highlights belonged to the trio of Crusaders, Upsetters and Pitons. With a colorful crowd forming the perfect backdrop, Crusaders managed a one goal (39-38) advantage in the night cap against Flying Targets. The stage was set earlier when Sunsplash seniors defeated Volcanoes 33-25 and before that, Upsetters seniors and Pitons playing to a memorable 33-33 tie.
Other winners on Sunday’s full schedule were; Junior division, Volcanoes4 over Islanders3 14-10, and Sharecroppers besting Senators3, 13-6. Intermediate division, Crusaders3 defeating Typhoon2, 25-20 and Sunsplash playing a better brand of n-ball for a 37-23 win over Islanders. In two other senior division matches, Senators were no match for Typhoons, going down 19-26, while Pitons2 were 10 goals/points better (43-33) than Crusaders2.
The 2010 netball season which runs through the summer, is being sponsored by LIME, formerly Cable & Wireless, the regional telecommunications conglomerate. The partnership is already paying off for the players, who belatedly, were presented with their awards for last season, during opening day ceremonies and festivities on June 5.
Thirty-two teams drawn in four divisions and representing 16 clubs, are contesting the league championship which will be decided in mid-August.
All sixteen clubs will be in action next weekend when the season reaches it half way mark.
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Little Keanna Williams (center), of Typhoon Netball Club, gets a leg up on the competition during a junior division match with Sunsplash NC in the LIME/CANA Summer League at the Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, on Saturday, June 26. The match ended in a 7-7 tie.