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In the historic staging of netball at the Central American and Caribbean Games, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Jewels took to the medal podium in third position. 

Vincy Jewels began the quest defeating Cayman Island 78 to 21, then they faced Dominican Republic 94 to 12. 

The Jewels then lost to Trinidad and Tobago 30 to 60 and Jamaica 40 to 65 despite having a great showing in these games. 

Vincy Jewels final chance to be at the medal podium rested on their final game against arch rivals Bajan Gems. 

At the 1st quarter, the Jewels trailed the Gems 16-7, they then tied the 2nd quarter 12-12, at the end of the 3rd quarter the Jewels had clawed away at the Gems lead and came within 1 goal. With the score at 37-36 at the sound of the final whistle, Vincy Jewels’ Maryann Frederick converted an all-important penalty giving the Vincy Jewels the win 51-50 over the Bajan Gems, who are heading to the netball World Cup in a few weeks.

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The Vincy Jewels returned home later Saturday night. 

Coach Vasha Adams expressed her gratitude to the SVGNA for placing the confidence in her to take on this important role as head coach.

She said she was proud that she was able to achieve that goal of defeating the Gems which has eluded the Jewels for quite some time. 

Adams stated that though they made errors,  the team were determined to be at the medal podium and they did just that. 

President Natasha Baptiste said she was extremely proud of her Vincy Jewels and looked forward to the further advancement of the sport not just within the region but also locally. 

Baptiste further stated that she was also proud of the performance of the debutants, and it shows that every young athlete can represent their country at the highest level. 

The SVG Netball Association’s next outing is the Junior Vincy Jewels participation in the inaugural aspect of the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago. 

One reply on “Vincy Jewels 3rd in CAC Games ”

  1. Congratulations to the Jewels. Keep pushing ..you will get back your rightful place in Caribbean netball. Proud of you guys!

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