Wolverines and Sharks hunt down opponents

| 11/08/2011

(GCFFA): Halfway through the Dart Women’s Leaguein the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association the two top teams that have held their position since the beginning of the season are Domino’s Wolverines and Hammerheads Lady Sharks. Week five’s games saw the Wolverine’s victorious against the lowest ranked team, the Pythons, with a score of 20-0. Antoinette Lewis of the Wolverine’s shared quarterback duties with Dionne Whittaker. Lewis is rightfully holding onto her number one ranked QB spot with an impressive 15 out of 17 passes completed, including two throws in the end zone resulting in touchdowns. 

Whittaker showed her finesse as the Wolverine’s back-up QB, with nine out of 12 passes completed, one being a touchdown pass and one ball being intercepted.

Top receiver for the Wolverines continues to be Alexandra Terry, who caught eight balls, one of them being a touchdown pass. The QB’s spread the ball around to Jahzenia Thomas, Benecia Thompson and Christsania McLean with three receptions each, followed by Saneata Smith, Schmarrah Rhoden and Eleanor Berry, who each had two catches. McLean and Rhoden caught the other touchdown passes and Smith brought in the two extra points.

The Wolverines showed solid teamwork on defense with Smith leading the line-up with three tackles, followed by Shinette Rhoden, Agueda Broderick and Catherine Ebanks, each with two tackles. Nadisha Walters also broke through the Pythons linemen, sacking their quarterback twice. Eleanor Berry and Francesca Hamann each intercepted a ball while on Wolverine’s defense.

For the Pythons, their starting quarterback Tamika Byrd was missing in action this past week, leaving Carrie Barnett to carry the team against the Wolverine’s. Barnett completed nine out of 17 passes, with two passes being intercepted. Jamesette Anglin also attempted two passes as quarterback.  Carla Martin led the Pythons offense with four receptions, followed by sprinter Sheyla Torres with three. Jamesette Anglin also caught a ball, and the Python’s favorite receiver, Jessica Ebanks, had a quiet game on offense with one reception.

On defense, Cynthia Powell led the Pythons with five tackles, followed by Ebanks with four, and Barnett with three tackles. Karina Chiari and Lana Jarvis each had two tackles to add. Although the Pythons are steadily improving on defense, the combined experience of the Wolverine’s players was too much for the Pythons to stop.

In the second game of the day, the Hammerheads Lady Sharks defeated the Androgroup Killa-Panthers 8-0. The Lady Sharks were missing their starting QB, Bobeth O’Garro and their quickest receiver Scimone Campbell. However, backup QB Ellen Downey led the team to victory with 19 completed passes out of 31 attempts, and one interception thrown.

Lilia Conolly had her best game of the season so far, leading the offense with four receptions, and narrowly slipping by two defenders to run in the lone touchdown for the Lady Sharks. Courtisha Ebanks is right behind Conolly, also with four receptions, one of them being the two-extra points gained in the end-zone. Downey did a nice job of spreading the ball around to offensive players, as Serena Yates and Dionne Anglin each caught three passes.  Although the Lady Sharks made it near their end-zone a few times, they were only able to secure one touchdown as the Killa-Panthers stopped many plays with their excellent defense.

For the Sharks’ defense, Dionne Anglin had her best game yet, leading the team with five tackles, followed by Ebanks and Keisha Anglin in the middle, with three tackles each. Katherine Maw also contributed greatly with three sacks on the Killa-Panthers’ QB and Ebanks came through with one sack. Playing corner on defense, Conolly also caught an interception to add to her game stats.

The Androgroup Killa-Panthers, currently in fourth place in the league, played a tight game against the Lady Sharks by allowing only one touchdown in the first half of the game. QB duties were shared between Christina Pineda and Lisa Hill-Malice. Pineda completed only seven out of 17 pass attempts, with one interception thrown, while Malice completed eight out of 14 passes.

The Killa-Panthers showed their prowess with Pineda often falling back from the line of scrimmage to act as a second quarterback, in an attempt to trick the Lady Sharks’ defense.
For the Killa-Panthers offense, Pineda received four passes, followed by Caron Murphy with three receptions. Sophia Dilbert, Jennifer Allen, Tonia Ebanks and Malice each had two receptions on offense. The final few minutes of the game looked like the Killa-Panthers were going to get their first touchdown with Pineda’s long ball to Dilbert, but the ball was placed a few yards out of her reach, and the team wasn’t able to get on the scoreboard.

On defense, Heather Roffey saw the most action with five tackles, followed by her sister Gillian Roffey with four, and Janique Sampson with three tackles. The fast-footed Dilbert managed to sack the Sharks’ QB, Ellen Downey, twice, and Natalee Dyke also slipped in between the offensive linemen for a sack.

Week six of the Dart Women’s League will be played this Saturday at the Camana Bay Field with the Domino’s Wolverine’s against the Androgroup Killa-Panthers at 10am, followed by the Hammerheads Lady Sharks versus Lone-Star Jager Monsters at 11am.

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