VIEUX-FORT, SAINT LUCIA; SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018 – The scramble for top honours is nearing the panic levels, as there is a three way tie in the top three places when the latest points standings were revealed.
“Current points standings as of disciplines completed: Grenada 13 points, Saint Lucia 13 points, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 13 points, Dominica 9 points.”
This according to the information from Media Liaison for the 2018 CBN / WINLOTT Windward Islands School Games Ryan O’Brien, when he informed the sub-region’s media of the points standings, after the completion of track and field, female basketball, and male volleyball, tournaments respectively.
Grenada won track and field, Dominica won female basketball, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines won male volleyball.
There was a late start when the action continued at the Vieux-Fort courts in the 2018 CBN WINLOTT Windward Islands School Games, when Grenada and Dominica met in a male volleyball clash. But play remained uninterrupted, Grenada prevailing 3 sets to 1; the set scores 25-20, 25-23, 25-27, 25-18.
In the other male volleyball match, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines beat Saint Lucia 3-0; set scores 25-17, 25-18, 25-17.
Kimo Alexander sent Grenada ahead in the 5th minute, but Kiano Martin put Dominica on level terms in the 11th minute when the two teams met in a football match at the Philip Marcellin Grounds. Grenada went 2-1 ahead in the 17th minute courtesy a Steffon Abraham 17th minute strike. The score remained 2-1 when both teams went into the break, Rickell Charles in the 83rd made it 3-1 for Grenada, and the final score at the final whistle.
In the other match, St. Vincent and the Grenadines beat Saint Lucia 2-0, the half time 1-0 with goals coming from Jamal Bishop in the 5th minute, and Romario Johnson in the 49th.
In female basketball, Grenada beat St Vincent and the Grenadines 35-17. Chantele Bartholomew had a game high 23 points and 1 rebound, while Karlene Alexander had six points, and 9 rebounds for Grenada. For St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jada Peters had five points, and 8 rebounds.
In other game of the day, Dominica beat Saint Lucia 38-22. For Dominica Alliyah Prince scored a game high 22 points and had one rebound, while for Saint Lucia Megan Nestor had six points, and 15 rebounds, and Kiana Nelson six points and five rebounds.
Dominica defeated St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0 in female volleyball, the set scores were 25-16, 25-18, 25-19. Saint Lucia won over Grenada by a 3-0 similar score line; set scores 25-15, 25-13, 25-19.
In netball Grenada squeezed past Dominica 29-27; the quarter scores 7-5, 14-13, 19-19, 29-27. For Grenada goal-shoot Kelsie Murrel Ross scored 21 of her 36 attempts, and goal-attack Carlene Alexander 8 of 11 attempts, while Celebs Langlais netted 12 out of 17 attempts, and goal-attack Kyla Winston 15 of 35 attempts for Dominica.
In other game Saint Lucia led 7-0 at the end of first quarter, and never relinquished the advantage, defeating St. Vincent and the Grenadines 30-21; the quarter scores 7-0, 16-9, 20-15, 30-21.
Leading the Saint Lucia charge was goal-attack Dasha Eugene netting 6 of her 14 attempts, and goal-shoot Megan Nestor 24 of 34 attempts. For St. Vincent and the Grenadines Zamisha Miles scored 6 out of 8 attempts, Kristian Christopher 11 of 17 attempts, and Chaunte Williams 4 of 7.
In a ding-dong male basketball clash, Grenada got past Dominica 59-55 The Grenadians close victory was led by Akinde Redhead who had 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists; and Carlson Amede 15 points, three rebounds; while for Dominica Rishade Joseph had 12 points, four rebounds; and Jacob Barry 11 points two rebounds.
St Vincent and the Grenadines had a much easier outing against Saint Lucia, winning 72-63. For the Vincentians Shad Thomas had 24 points, 15 rebounds; Nicholas Lewis 22 points, four rebounds; and Kirsty Bailey 12 points, 3 rebounds. Leading the Saint Lucia effort was Jean Pierre Frederick with 22 points, 22 rebounds, and Kivani Emile 13 points.
St Vincent and the Grenadines tightened their grip on the male volleyball title with 3-0 sets defeat of Dominica, winning 25-17, 27-25, 25-16. In the other game Saint Lucia also won by a 3-0 set score line over Grenada, winning 25-18, 25-19, 25-21.