Digicel push ahead

Tonight should see more interesting hoops action.

Division two of the Domino’s Pizza Men’s Basketball League gets under way tonight at the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Court from 6:15pm.

Future Sports Club goes into action with division leaders Digicel Broadband before Esso Blazers B battle Rock Hole Fyah Ants at 7:50pm.

The majority of the clubs are coming off decent showings last Monday.

Digicel are fresh off a tight 51-49 win over Rock Hole Fyah Ants.

Gavin McMaster had a starring role for Digicel with 22 points while Michael Lubin had nine points and 12 rebounds.

Rock Hole were once again lead by Cruze Solomon who had 14 points (including three treys) and three steals. Jason McKenzie had a solid game with 8 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.

Esso worked their way to a 63-55 win over the Ritz Carlton Lions.

Bruce Thompson lead the way for Esso with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Basketball prodigy Brandon Glasgow chipped in 17 points and four rebounds while unsung player Michael Daley had 13 points (including two treys), two steals and two blocks.

Meanwhile Ritz Carlton saw a phenomenal performance from Robert Hebert who had 28 points and four rebounds. Fred Jackson contributed 13 points and an impressive 19 rebounds.

Future’s last game was on April 27 when they lost to Rock Hole 61-48. Nigel Ebanks was the bright spot with 16 points and eight rebounds while Michael Blackburn had 13 points.

Tonight should see the teams build off the positives from last week. Digicel benefited last time out from good passing (10 assists in the game) and offense from its star Gavin McMaster.

If Digicel can rack up the assists and get everyone to make big contributions scoring then the side should be alright.

Esso meanwhile excelled largely from good passing (11 assists last game) and solid shooting on the wing (burying three three-pointers).

If the Blazers can find open shooters, especially on the perimeter, then they can put up points in a hurry and be dangerous.

Even though Rock Hole lost they have many positive to build on. From solid rebounding (43 rebounds to 39) and lethal shooting (six treys) to better defense (grabbing 12 steals and four blocks) and ball control (committing just 11 turnovers) a lot of things went right for the Fyah Ants.

Rock Hole would love to build on all those things tonight but a wall of a defense and a good shooting touch is all they need.

Division two games continue until 1 June with the playoffs on 6 June.