by Linda Straker,
Pamela Moses, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Sports on Friday urged the players in the ECCB/OECS Under 23 Netball Tournament to display positive sportsmanship and at the same time representing their country in a positive manner.
The objective of the tournament, sponsored by Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, is aimed at continued fostering of regional integration through sports. Its representative in Grenada, Linda Felix-Berkeley called on the players to be professional and display positive sportsmanship.
Following the opening ceremony, 3 games were played. In Game 1, St Vincent and the Grenadines gave Montserrat a whipping, while in the game between St Kitts and St Lucia it was game decided when the last whistle blew.
The ladies from both islands kept the goals at no more than 3 points ahead of each other. At the conclusion, there was a 1-point difference. St Lucia was 44 goals while St Kitts totalled 43.
In the last game for 1st day, Grenada thrashed Anguilla 74 to 13.
The tournament continues Saturday evening. Three matches are scheduled for the Tanteen Netball Court. The first will be 6:30 pm between Anguilla and Monsterrat; the 2nd will be at 7 pm between St Vincent and St Lucia. The last game will be at 8 pm between Grenada and St Kitts.
The tournament concludes on Tuesday, 20 June.