Shannon Thompson leads TTO to CAZOVA title
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands, April 11, 2012 – MVP Shannon Thompson
scored a tournament-high 30 points and Samantha Prescott added
11 helping Trinidad and Tobago to a four-set victory 817-25,
25-12, 25-4, 25-19) over hosts U.S,. Virgin Islands in the gold
medal match of CAZOVA Women’s Junior Championship on Thursday.
Thompson also took home the awards as best scorer, best spiker
and best server of the competition.
Trinidad’s Head Coach Macsood Ali said he had predicted his team
would win the championship because his blocks were strong and
tall. He credited Thompson and Captain Prescott for their strong
attacks to put his team on top.
USVI’s Head Coach Sacha Gumbs said: “Trinidad was a strong team.
I congratulate them on their win.”
In the bronze medal match, Curacao pulled off an impressive win
over Haiti in a four-set match (21-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-19).
Curacao Captain Rayanalies Allee though her team play very good.
“Our goal was to win the championship but we are very happy that
we winning third,” Allee said.
Haiti Captain Sthefara Marie Bellot appreciated the experience
in their first Caribbean championships. “It will help us develop
our game,” Bellot said.
Individual awards: MVP: Shannon Thompson (TRI). Best
Scorer: Shannon Thompson (TRI). Best Spiker: Shannon Thompson
(TRI). Best Blocker: Adrainne Bynoe (BAR). Best Server: Shannon
Thompson (TRI). Best Setter: Rayanaliers Allee (CUR). Best
Receiver: Rujeainys Thode (CUR). Best Digger: Marian Offerman
(BON). Best Libero: Vanessa Macenna (HAI).