Joelisa Cooper

(flashback)50 GOALS FROM 57 ATTEMPTS: Fire goal-shoot Joelisa Cooper

Defending champions Fire kept a firm grip on top spot with a big win over Police X when Premiership Division action in the Courts All Sectors Netball League resumed on Saturday at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena.

Fire scorched the policewomen 66-26, with goal-shoot Joelisa Cooper sinking an impressive 50 goals from 57 attempts, as Fire led throughout the contest. She was supported by goal attack Simone Morgan who made 16 of her 25 attempts.

The win kept Fire four points ahead of second-placed Defence Force who also had a high-scoring and comfortable victory over Police Y, 73-54.

Having a monster game was goal-shoot Anastascia Wilson who sank 70 goals from 83 attempts to almost single-handedly beat Police Y for whom there were solid contributions from goal-attack Tahirah Hollingsworth (30 of 42) and goal-shoot Tiana Dillon (24 of 41).

In Championship Division Y, Fire won their top-of-the-table clash with Open Campus (UWI) 51-31 to open up a four-point lead.

There was another prolific display of shooting in this match, with Fire goal-shoot Adasha Norton making 48 of her 57 attempts to lead Fire to their fourth straight win. The loss was the first of the season for the Open Campus women.

In the other Championship Y game, TSTT beat Police Y 37-15 in a bottom-of-the-table match, goal-shoot Candace Gibbs making 20 of 29 for the winners.

And in the lone match in Championship Division X, second-placed Bermudez overpowered Police X 40-29 to cut the lead of inactive leaders Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) to two points, with both teams now having played the same number of matches.

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