Men’s basketball rolls on tomorrow night.
Division one of the Domino’s Pizza Men’s Basketball League resumes with two games on tap.
The Cayman Islands Basketball Court off Eastern Avenue will see team Colombia host Wendy’s Tarheels at 6:15pm before George Town Sports Club take on the Esso Blazers at 7:50pm.
All of the clubs are at different stages in the competition. Colombia have been up and down but find themselves among the top four clubs. Their opponents Wendy’s have the worst record in the division as they have yet to nab a win.
Another struggling team is George Town who have just one win while being outscored by their opponents this season. On the other hand the Blazers have just one loss this season and have excelled on the defensive end.
In addition they are coming off of various results. Colombia lost their last game to the unbeaten Wolves last Tuesday 71-48. Tarheels lost to George Town 55-46 while Esso beat Shaolin 87-84 on Sunday April 5.
In tomorrow’s games look for each team to execute differing game plans.
For Colombia it boils down to having Jonathan Corpus ignite the offense. In their wins this year the squad has scored over 65 points with Corpus nabbing 24 points on average.
In addition they will look to wreak havoc on defense. In both of their wins they have caused at least 24 turnovers while nabbing at least 13 steals.
Though Tarheels are winless they have had good performances from their stars. Ransford Welcome, Stephen Shaw and Omar Clarke will need to play well again for Wendy’s to have a chance to win.
The other area to watch is rebounding. The Tarheels have been competitive on the glass but have yet to win the battle of the boards defensively. If the big men hold their own and grab rebounds then the offense can keep running.
George Town’s lone win was not pretty but showed that their long-range shooting is critical. The team had eight treys in that game and will look to do replicate that number to stretch the defense.
On the other hand they’ll hope to get everyone involved on offense. Three players were in double digits in the win. If that many players chip in points it can be a long night on defense.
The Blazers though have been solid on defense and have consistently caused turnovers and made steals. The real key stat to watch is their blocks. If the Blazers nab two or more blocks then expect them to be in the driver’s seat.
On the other hand they have a starting five where points can come in bunches at any position. Any defense will have its hands full trying to keep Kevin Maxwell, Bosko Tomzsezik, Rotando Thompson, Samuel O’Garro and Perry Levy all in check.