Rock Hole has quietly been a good hoops team.
In division two of the Domino’s Pizza Men’s Basketball League the squad is currently third.
The Fyah Ants comprise of a number of people not known for their exploits on the court including artist Gordon Solomon and TV reporter Kenneth Bryan.
Odell Smith is the team captain and local sportsman Eddie Solomon is the head coach.
In fact this is the first time an official team representing Rock Hole has competed in basketball.
Yet the squad has been able to carry its weight. Rock Hole is in the middle of the pack in both offense and defense (scoring 228 points while allowing 256 points).
They have succeeded in large part due to their hustle and the ability to get scoring in bunches.
In their wins this season the side has enjoyed double-digit scoring from a trio of players. Among that number, and arguably the team’s best player, is Cruze Solomon.
In both wins this season Solomon has averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Solomon and his Rock Hole team-mates will be in the spotlight tonight as they take on unbeaten division leaders Digicel Broadband at 7:50pm on the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Court.
Before that Esso Blazers B battles Ritz Carlton Lions at 6:15pm.
The Fyah Ants are coming off an impressive showing last Monday when they beat Future Sports Club 61-48.
Cruze Solomon was the game’s top scorer with 18 points (including two treys) while team-mates Kenneth Bryan chipped in 17 points and Leroy Stewart had 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Future were lead by Nigel Ebanks’ 16 points while Michael Blackburn added 13 points.
In tonight’s game three point shooting and rebounding will be key for the Fyah Ants.
Digicel meanwhile are coming off a tight 61-55 win over a winless Lions team. Gavin McMaster lead the Digicel attack with 14 points, Stewart Connelly added 12 points and 10 rebounds and James McElvana had 10 points.
Fred Jackson topped the scoring for Ritz Carlton with 16 points, Mell Omier had another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Robert Hebert had 10 points.