The Dominos Lady Heels are
officially Cayman’s best women’s basketball team this year.
Last Thursday the club earned that
status by winning game two of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers
Association National Women’s Basketball League final.
Dominos beat the Silver Bullets
44-40 at the Arts and Recreation Center at Camana
Bay. Thanks to a 36 point
victory in game one on March 14, the Lady Heels nabbed a two-game sweep. With
the win Dominos now have four women’s basketball titles in the last six years.
Like any good final the match was a
tense and tight one from start to finish. Neither team scored 20 points in a
quarter or had a double digit lead.
The Lady Heels were ahead by two
points going into half-time before being down by eight points heading into the
However league MVP and finals MVP
Dionne Anglin stepped up huge for Dominos in the fourth period. Anglin carried
the team with her stellar play on both ends of the court.
For her efforts Anglin ended up
with 10 points, a game-high 22 rebounds, four steals and four blocks. Benecia
Thompson led the Dominos attack posting a game-high 13 points (including a
three-pointer) along with 18 rebounds and three steals.
Even though Thompson has been a big
factor in all of Dominos’ championship seasons, she is quick to say winning
this year is far from blasé.
“This is my fourth championship and
winning never gets old. Basketball is my sport and I really love this feeling.
I definitely think I can win more titles with this team. I can’t wait for next
season to do this all over again.”
Many of the Dominos supporters, who
came to the game wearing orange and waving pom-poms, were equally pleased with
the team’s success. Among them was Andrew Kidd, father of Lady Heels player
Kidd, 44, said after the game that going
to the match came before going home to Windsor Park.
“It’s good seeing her win again. I
was at work today and when I heard they were playing I made it my business to
come here straight after work.
“I’m here to support my daughter
and her winning is a plus. I think there can definitely be more trophies coming
for the team.
“All I know is I’ll be giving her
support in the future. As long as she is playing I’ll be there to see her.”
After the game, finals trophies and
awards for achievements during the season were presented by Cayman Islands
Basketball Association president Bryan Hunter and real estate association representative
As one might expect many of the
prizes were scooped up by Dominos players. However the Silver Bullets did make
inroads. A complete breakdown of the winners will be released in a future article.
In Thursday’s final, superior interior
play kept the Silver Bullets in the game. Stacy Kelly paced the side with 12
points, 12 rebounds and two assists while Theresa Hamil had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
On the other hand Scimone Campbell
and Bobeth O’Garro did not have a great night stats-wise for the Silver
had two points, five rebounds and six steals. O’Garro posted seven points,
eight rebounds and six steals.
Campbell gave her
thoughts on her team’s performance.
“It was a pretty competitive and
intense game. The better team obviously won. We’ll try to get them next year.
We’ll also try to get back here i.e. repeat making it to the final.
“On the whole I thought it was a
good game and a good season for us.”