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Marlie Mount, Portland Cottage, Burnt Sav qualify for national netball semi-finals

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Julisa Johnson (left) of Portsmouth and Marlie Mount’s goal shooter Calissa Cobourne contesting for possession Julisa Johnson (left) of Portsmouth and Marlie Mount’s goal shooter Calissa Cobourne contesting for possession Photo: Contributed

St Catherine champions Marlie Mount, Clarendon’s Portland Cottage and Burnt Savannah of St Elizabeth are all through to the semi-finals of the INSPORTS National Primary School Netball competition.

All three teams booked their spot in the last four after eking out tense victories in today’s quarter-finals played at the Mineral Heights community centre in Clarendon.

Portland Cottage defeated Spanish Town-based Ensom City 12-11 in a game that saw the former leading by two points at half-time but were trailing 9-10 at the end of the third quarter. The Clarendonians will face Burnt Savannah in Friday’s semi-finals at GC Foster College.

(Left picture) Gabrielle Harris (foreground) of Marlie Mount and Portsmouth’s Tiffony Spence. (Right picture) Adenikay Brown (left) of Portsmouth fails to intercept a pass to Marlie Mount’s Akillie Richards

Burnt Savannah booked their ticket in a nail-biting battle with Kingston’s Iris Gelly, as a strong last quarter performance earned them a come-from-behind 10-9 win.

Marlie Mount overcame a difficult challenge from Portmouth of Portmore, to triumph 14-12. Portsmouth led 7-5 midway the game, however, Marlie Mount’s usual strong second-half display saw them leveling the scores at eight-all at the end of the third quarter before getting their nose in front at the final whistle.

Marlie Mount’s opponent will be known today when Black River take on Naggo Head in a rescheduled quarter-final encounter.

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