Shooting for the playoffs

Youth hoops has its aim squarely on the playoffs.

With the final game of the regular season this Saturday youngsters have playoff positioning on their minds.

The Cayman Islands Basketball Association Court off Eastern Avenue sees the final four games in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Under-16 youth leagues.

The girls go into motion first at 5pm when the Monarchs battle the Comets before the Sparks take on the Lynx at 7pm.

The boys are up next with the Jordan Cacho and the Titans hosting Brandon Glasgow and All Net at 6pm before Alex Ebanks, Oswald Prehay and Above The Rim attack Larue Nixon, Tikko Moore and the Jets at 9pm.

Coming into this weekend the standings were tight in both leagues.

For the girls Monarchs have all but wrapped up the top seed as they come in with only one loss on the season. From there Sparks and Comets are tied for second. Lynx are at the bottom with just one win on the season.

All Net are barely in the top spot for the boys with the league’s lone winning record. From there the standings see a logjam as every team has identical losing records.

In Saturday’s games the stars for each team, in particular for the girls, will have to shine in order to secure a solid playoff spot.

For the Monarchs leading scorers Christina McLean and April Ebanks have to be on target. If those ladies are stifled then the team has to get big numbers from the likes of Chloe Powery and Rochel Gardner.

Meanwhile the Comets hope to rely on their three-headed scoring attack of Rose-Marie Wilson, Felecia Connor and Shana Linwood. From there expect to see a big match-up between Annique Holness of the Sparks and Amber Watson of the Lynx.