Unbeaten Hummingbirds and Spurs set for big Berger Elite League clash on Saturday

By November 23, 2018

Defending champions Kingston Hummingbirds and Manchester Spurs are set for a battle of the unbeaten when the Berger Elite League resumes on Saturday at the Leila Robinson Courts in Kingston.

The two teams will play at 5:00 pm in the opening fixture of a tripleheader that will also feature a clash between the St. Ann Orchids vs St. James Sharpes at 6:15 p.m. which will be followed by the Clarendon Gaters versus the St. Catherine Racers at 7:30 p.m.

The Hummingbirds and Spurs are stacked with national players and were the finalists last season.

The Connie Francis-coach Spurs have had impressive wins of 53-35 and 54-40 over the St. Catherine Racers and St. James Sharpes, respectively. The Hummingbirds have won the only game they have played, 47-45 against St. Ann Orchids in a tough season-opener.

 “It’s a repeat of last year’s final. I’ve looked at both games that they’ve played. I think they’re doing fairly well,” said the Hummingbirds’ Roy Pryce, who shares coaching responsibilities with Winston Nevers.

“We played only one game, against the Orchids. It was a very tough game and we came out victorious, so we’re looking forward to a very exciting and close game. I think the team, that has the least number of turnovers on Saturday is going to come out victorious.”

Francis, meanwhile, is confident that a measured performance will bring them victory.

“I think that it’ll be a fair contest because our girls believe that they can win and that’s what is important. They’re not a roll-over and certainly, we won’t be one,” said Francis.

“It will be a tough one. We know the Kingston Hummingbirds are the defending champions. They’ve won more than one time, we haven’t tasted that victory,” she noted. “One thing I can tell you our team is no roll-over, I think that we’re more than capable of putting on a good show and if we play our cards right, we should, or we can win.”

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