All Star hype

Yesterday marked the start of the
2010 national women’s league.

All four teams (Home Gas Flames,
Silver Bullets, Welly’s Cool Spot and Domino’s Lady Heels) were in action from
6:30pm.

This year’s league has heightened
fanfare and a big part of the hype centres on the shift indoors to the Arts and
Recreation Center
at Camana Bay.

 
It has been well-documented that basketball’s move indoors is a great
boon to the sport. One of the areas in the women’s league that should really
see improvement is the annual all-star day.

Scheduled for March 7, Camana Bay
sees an exhibition game and three-point shoot-out highlighting the all-star festivities
this year.

Last season, as with the other
major competitions, the all-star event was held outdoors at the Cayman Islands
Basketball Association court in George
Town. A fair amount of people turned out to watch the
ladies drain treys and play an all-star game.

With the women’s league being the
first major competition to feature all star activities indoors, the stage is
set for a great display of Cayman’s finest talent.

Among the local fraternity looking
forward to it is technical director Victor “Voot” O’Garro.

“This year the all
star events move indoors and it should be excellent,” O’Garro said in a radio
interview last week. “With no breeze to hamper the players it should be a spectacular
showcase.”