“CALYPSO GIRLS” netballers rebounded from their 75-36 thrashing by Jamaica when they narrowly edged Samoa 52-51 in a Group ‘A’ clash as the 19th Commonwealth Games continued in New Delhi, India, yesterday.
The game was a see-saw affair at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex, as Samoa led 12-11 at the end of the first-quarter and 27-26 at the half.
But the “Calypso Girls” netballers rallied with a 13-10 third-quarter, to enter the final phase 39-37 in front, and held on to the nail-biting win.
Joelisa Cooper scored 26 of 29 attempts and Anestacia Wilson 26 of 30 attempts for the Trinidadians.
Boxer Aaron Prince advanced to the second round in the welter-weight category after a convincing win over St Lucia’s Miguel Auguste at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium. The bout was stopped after one minute and 24 seconds of the third and final round, with Prince leading 9-4 on the judges’ cards.
Rifle shooters Roger Daniel and Rhodney Allen, who copped bronze on Tuesday in the 50m pistol pairs, finished ninth and 12th respectively in the men’s singles 50-metre pistol at the Dr Kami Singh Shooting Range while, at the Yamaha Sports Complex,
Trinidad and Tobago men archery team were narrowly beaten 224-219 by India in the compound team men’s elimination quarter-final.
Cyclists Njisane Phillip, Haseem McLean and Thireef Smart failed to advance past the first round of the men’s kieren
At the Dr SPM Swimming Complex, Joshua McLeod (52.07 seconds), Jarryd Gregoire (52.08) and Caryle Blondell (52.60) took the top three spots in heat four of the men’s 100m freestyle first round but failed to reach the semi- finals because of their slow times.
The TT hockey men suffered a second straight defeat at the Maj Dhyan Chand National Stadium, when they went under 4-0 to England in Group ‘B’ yesterday.
Canadian-born gymnast William Albert finished 21 out of 24 in the men’s individual all-round final, tallying 75.2 points,
There were mixed results for Trinidad and Tobago on the track, in the men and women 100m sprint, at the JN Stadium.
Marcus Duncan was the only athlete who failed to advance past the first round, clocking 10.59 seconds to finish fourth in heat two, but Emmanuel Callender, Aaron Armstrong (men) and Ayanna Hutchinson (women) progressed.
Callender won heat three in 10.29, the fastest time of the event, Armstrong won heat eight and Hutchinson was third in heat two in 11.71.
In today’s 100m semis, Armstrong will be in lane seven of the first semi, Callender in lane five of the second men’s semi while Hutchinson is in lane four of the first women’s semi.
The rifle shooting pair of Daniel and Allen will be back in action again today when they compete in the men’s pairs 10m air pistol. In track cycling, the quarter-finals of the men’s sprint will be contested today, with Phillip due to participate, while veteran Emile Abraham will be in the qualification stage of the men’s 20-kilometre scratch race.
Andrew Fermin will be aiming for success in the boxing ring, when he faces Filimaua Hala of Samoa in the first round of the light heavyweight category.
In the swimming pool, in the men’s 100m butterfly first round, Jarryd Gregoire will compete from lane eight in the fourth heat while, in heat five, Joshua McLeod is in lane one and Cadell Lyons in lane seven.
Christian Homer will feature in the first round of the men’s 100m backstroke, in lane seven of heat four and Cherelle Thompson will be in the women’s 50m freestyle first round, from lane six of heat four.
The national women’s hockey team will be seeking to avenge two lopsided losses to South Africa and Australia, when they meet Scotland in a Group ‘A’ match, while the netballers play hosts India