Youth hoop it up

This weekend saw the return of youth basketball.

The national Appleby U19 basketball league saw its first games last Saturday evening.

A trio of interesting matches went in the books at the Cayman Islands Basketball Association Court off Eastern Avenue.

The action got under-way in the women’s division as the Lynx beat the Monarch 46-27.

Letanya Thompson led all scorers with 19 points with four rebounds and two steals as well.

Amber Watson had a stand out performance wiping the glass as she had a game-high 11 rebounds to go with her five points.

In fact rebounding would be the big key to the match as the Lynx had the edge 31-20.

The Monarchs countered with a 10 point, three rebound performance from Christina McLean.

Chloe Powery chipped in with eight points and six rebounds.

Another girls game followed as the Sparks took down the Comets 48-27.

Latorae Nixon scorched the net with 18 points and six rebounds. Courtisha Ebanks ignited the Sparks as she had 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks.

Alexandra Terry chipped in with nine points and two blocks.

Whitney General guided the Comets with nine points and three assists while Felecia Connor (eight points, four rebounds) and Andrea Jackson (six points, two assists) gave support.

Wrapping up the evening was the first boys division game as rookie club Playmakers beat Future Sports Club 86-66.

Neith Rheingold went off for 32 points and 14 rebounds, Bruce Thompson posted 22 points and five steals and Peter Grant added 18 points.

Jarrett Terry lead Future with 20 points and three assists, Reyson Paniagua had 16 points and 20 rebounds and Keon Bodden had 11 points and three assists.

Games are played every Tuesday from 6pm and Saturday from 5pm.